Fujifilm has announced the latest in their GFX medium format mirrorless lineup: the GFX 100, an impressive 102 megapixel camera with 16-bit colour, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video and built-in image stabilization.
After being teased at Photokina last fall, the camera was announced at an event in Japan with specs and pricing. The sensor, which is backside-illuminated (BSI) features 102 megapixels of resolution, and a sensor-based image stabilizer that is rated up to 5.5 stops (when used with the GF 63mm F2.8 R WR lens). The camera is expected to produce better dynamic range and low-light performance than anything else in the GFX lineup and has a native ISO of 100.
The camera also uses the new sensor, combined with the new X-Processor 4 engine to offer medium format 4K UHD video at 30p, and is capable of outputting uncompressed 4:2:2 10-bit footage through an HDMI output. The camera includes Fuji’s many film simulations, including Eterna, which is particularly popular with filmmakers. F-log, Fuji’s flat log profile, is also included.
Also of note is the 3.76 million-pixel phase detection autofocus system that has been implemented. Coverage is approximately 100% of the sensor (which measures 55mm to the diagonal and is approximately 1.7x larger than the standard “full frame” 35mm sensor). Fuji is claiming approximately 210% improvement over the contrast-detection AF that is currently used in the GFX 50R.
Physically, the camera is roughly the same size as a flagship DLSR like the Nikon D5 or Canon 1D-X II. It has an integrated vertical grip and weighs approximately 1.4kg (3.1lbs) with the two included batteries (no lens). The GFX 100 is rugged, with dust- and weather- sealing in 95 different locations on the body. The EVF is detachable and compatible with the EVF-TL1 tilt adapter, allowing you to tilt it 90 degrees vertical. Dual SD card slots with UHS-II support is also included, and the camera is compatible with Capture One.
The Fujifilm GFX 100 will be available this summer at a price of $13,299.99 for the body only. Pre-orders are being accepted now.