Fujifilm floored the gas pedal at the start of Photokina 2018 with the unveiling of (a development) of the Fujifilm GFX 100 – a 100 Megapixels sensor concept flagship model currently under development as a new addition to the GFX Series. Fuji’s medium format mirrorless digital camera series incorporates a large sensor approximately 1.7x the size of a full-size 35mm image sensor measuring at 43.8mm x 32.9mm, compared to the 36×24 on the 35mm FF.
The new GFX100 megapixel concept is to feature Fujifilm’s proprietary colour reproduction technology accumulated over many years and ground-breaking celluloid experience.
Fujifilm GFX 100 Concept Highlights
- newly developed Fujifilm G Format 102 megapixel sensor
- high-speed image processing engine X-Processor 4
- FUJINON GF Lenses
- It is the first medium format mirrorless camera to feature phase detection pixels with 100% sensor coverage
- for high-speed/high-precision autofocus wherever in the frame subject is located.
- this AF is great for tracking moving objects, which was difficult with the traditional system of contrast autofocus, resulting in more precise continuous autofocus and performance capability that exceeds conventional expectations for medium format digital cameras.
New Built-In Image Stabilization System
- Fujifilm has developed a new built-in image stabilization system for medium format, expanding the scope of hand-held ultra-high resolution photography with the 102 million pixel sensor.
4K Video Features
- 4K/30p video
- 10bit output, internal recording is not clear weather is 4:2:0 or 4:2:2. A more compressed 4:2:0 chroma sub-sampling is more likely.
- Newly developed image sensor with high-speed readout capability and the X-Processor 4
Magnesium Alloy Body, robust vertical grip
- Although the camera incorporates a large image sensor, it is the same size and weight as a high-end digital single lens reflex camera equipped with a 35mm full size image sensor.
The GFX100 will be the first camera in the GFX Series to have a vertically-position grip and an integrated magnesium alloy body, a design which makes the camera extremely robust, while also achieving good holding stability when attaching or removing large interchangeable lenses.
The GFX100 is expected to cost around $10 grand US for the body and arrive sometime next year.
Fujifilm also announced a new development roadmap for interchangeable GF lenses for use with their medium format cameras in the GFX Series, such as the newly announced GFX50R rangefinder, which incorporates the same sensor as the current GFX50S.
Under the development roadmap, Fujifilm will be adding three new lenses, including the GF 100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR, which comes in response to photographers’ needs for a new telephoto zoom lens, as well as the medium-range zoom lens GF 45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR and the lightweight compact standard single focus lens GF 50mmF3.5 R LM WR.
Fujifilm is committed to medium format and with these three new lenses, their GF lineup of will grow to 11 lenses, designed to serve and support photographers with a diverse range of shooting styles, for whom full-frame 35mm just doesn’t cut it.
For more info on the GFX series of medium format cameras and lenses head over to Fujifilm.
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