The first time we heard about a 100-MP medium-format camera from Fujifilm was last September, at Photokina 2018. Since then, the rumor mill has been flooded with whispers from this high-resolution camera, but they can now all be equiped.
The Fujifilm GFX 100 is officially the first to tackle a giant 102 MP rear-lit (BSI) CMOS sensor, along with a fast X-Processor 4 image processor, previously featured in the Fujifilm X-T30 snapper. starring role. This marriage, says Fujifilm, helps the GFX 100S achieve autofocus (AF) speeds that are twice as fast as the GFX 50S.
Since the sensor is 70% larger than a full-frame counterpart of 35 mm, Fujifilm prefers to call the GFX 100 a "large format" camera than a medium format camera.
However, the sensor is not the only part of the GFX 100 that comes with a large number. The new pro shooter comes with some amazing specifications that, combined, promise all-round top performance.
It's all high end from here
The super-fast autofocus performance – capable of embedding a subject within 0.05 seconds – is matched by no less than 3.78 million phase detection AF pixels across the entire surface of the sensor and offers 100% coverage of the frame. This also makes the GFX 100 perform better in low light than both the GFX 50S and the GFX 50R.
Fujifilm has also improved face and pupil detection technology and the company claims that the GFX 100 will be able to follow its eyes even when the subject turns away from the camera or is partially obstructed by another object.
However, the improvement of the GFX series is the inclusion of the internal image stabilization (IBIS) in the GFX 100. The built-in five-axis image stabilization offers what, according to Fujifilm, is a five-stop shutter speed advantage.
This is good news for both still and video shooters using the camera's handheld, although the ability to capture 4K video at a speed of up to 30 fps will excite videographers. Recording to an SD card (there are two card slots here) is 10-bit 4: 2: 0, while using the HDMI port a 10-bit 4: 2: 2 output is achieved.
Another highlight for the videographer is the addition of the ETERNA film simulation mode that is used for the first time in a GFX-series camera.
It is all crystal clear
Although the design of the camera is rather minimalist, without the usual buttons and buttons that we are familiar with on other Fujifilm cameras, the GFX 100 has one of the best electronic viewers in the industry. The newly developed organic EL finder of 5.76 million pixels is removable, just like in the GFX 50S, and offers a magnification of 0.86x.
Just like the GFX 50S, this new high-res snapper has a 3.2-inch rear display that tilts in three directions, but there is also an additional 1.8-inch LCD plate that makes its debut here. That top plate can be used as a "virtual dialing mode" to display dials for adjusting settings such as aperture, ISO and shutter speed, but it can also be set to display the histogram.
Another new feature is the optional Smooth Skin Effect, which automatically retouches the skin in the camera.
The GFX 100 is considerably larger than its predecessors in the GFX 50 series and weighs around 1400 g (or 3.1 pounds), including two batteries, a memory card and the EVF in place.
The Fujifilm GFX 100 starts shipping in June, with a slightly dazzling $ 9,999 price tag (around £ 7,920 / AU $ 14,450) for taxes.
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