The primary time we heard a few 100MP medium format digicam from Fujifilm was again in September of final 12 months, at Photokina 2018. Since then, the rumor mill has been rife with whispers of this high-resolution digicam, however they’ll all now be put to relaxation.
The Fujifilm GFX 100 has formally debuted, packing a mammoth 102MP backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor working alongside a speedy X-Processor Four picture processor, which has beforehand starred in Fujifilm’s X-T30 snapper. This marriage, Fujifilm says, helps the GFX 100S obtain autofocus (AF) speeds which are twice as quick the GFX 50S.
Actually, given the sensor is 70% bigger than a 35mm full-frame counterpart, Fujifilm prefers to name the GFX 100 a “large format” digicam reasonably than a medium format one.
The sensor, nevertheless, is not the one a part of the GFX 100 that comes with an enormous quantity. The brand new professional shooter contains with some jaw-dropping specs that, mixed, promise all-round top-notch efficiency.
It is all high-end from right here
The high-speed autofocus efficiency – able to locking in on a topic in 0.05 seconds – is matched by a whopping 3.78 million phase-detect AF pixels throughout the complete floor of the sensor and providing 100% protection of the body. This additionally makes the GFX 100 carry out higher in low-light situations than each the GFX 50S and the GFX 50R.
Fujifilm has additionally improved its face- and pupil-detection expertise and, the corporate claims, the GFX 100 will be capable of monitor eyes even when the topic is popping away from the digicam or is partially obscured by one other object.
Nevertheless, the headline enchancment to the GFX sequence is the inclusion of in-body picture stabilization (IBIS) within the GFX 100. Its built-in five-axis picture stabilization provides what Fujifilm claims to be a five-stop shutter pace benefit.
That is excellent news for each nonetheless and video shooters utilizing the digicam handheld, though the power to shoot 4K video at as much as 30fps will excite videographers. Recording to an SD card (there are two card slots right here) is 10-bit 4:2:0, whereas utilizing the HDMI port achieves a 10-bit 4:2:2 output.
One other spotlight for the videographer is the addition of the ETERNA Movie Simulation mode used for the primary time in a GFX sequence digicam.
It is all crystal clear
Whereas the design of the digicam is reasonably minimalistic, missing the standard dials and buttons we’re conversant in on different Fujifilm cameras, the GFX 100 boasts among the finest digital viewfinders within the enterprise. The newly developed 5.76 million-dot natural EL digital viewfinder is detachable, like within the GFX 50S, and provides a magnification of 0.86x.
Additionally just like the GFX 50S, this new high-res snapper boasts a 3.2-inch rear show that tilts in three instructions, however there’s additionally an extra 1.8-inch high plate LCD that is making its debut right here. That high plate can be utilized as a “virtual dial mode” to show dials for adjusting settings like aperture, ISO and shutter pace, nevertheless it can be set to indicate the histogram.
One other new characteristic is the non-compulsory Easy Pores and skin Impact, which robotically retouches pores and skin in-camera.
The GFX 100 is considerably bigger than its predecessors within the GFX 50 sequence, and weighs in at roughly 1,400g (or 3.1 kilos), together with two batteries, a reminiscence card and the EVF slid into place.
The Fujifilm GFX 100 will start delivery in June, with a barely eye-watering price ticket of $9,999 (about £7,920 / AU$14,450) earlier than tax.