Last September at Photokina 2018, Fujifilm announced the development of the GFX100 – their flagship 102 megapixel medium format 4K video capable mirrorless camera, and today the camera was officially announced at the special launch even called Fujikina 2019 in Tokyo.
Scheduled for delivery in late June 2019, the Fujifilm GFX 100 will feature a stunning 102 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, advanced fast hybrid AF with nearly 100% coverage, 5-axis IBIS and 4K/30p video. Of course, all that comes with that sweet Fuji colour science they’ve been backing for more than 50 years.
Naturally, the Fuji GFX100 is a flagship model of the GFX Series of mirrorless digital cameras, “skipping” full-frame 35mm and going beyond with a 1.7x times bigger CMOS chip. The GFX100 sensor has a 55mm diagonal (43.8 mm x 32.9 mm) and thanks to its 102MPs and a maximum (expanded) ISO of 102,400 it is capable of crushing noise and producing stunning image details.
Fujifilm GFX100 Features
102MP BSI CMOS “Large Format” sensor (43.8 x 32.9mm)
Traditionally, medium format cameras have never had fast AF systems, but the GFX100 is unlike any other medium format camera before. Photographers looking to get the GFX100 and use it like a more familiar full-frame mirrorless or DSLR camera can rest assured they’re not getting the short end of the stick here – the GFX100 means business when it comes to fast AF.
The camera boasts highly accurate AF with exceptional ability to track a moving subject at a speed up to twice that of current models. As many as 3.78 million phase detection pixels are placed across the image sensor (approx. 100% coverage), quickly focusing on the subject regardless of where the subject is within the frame.
Furthermore, the GFX Series adopts the latest phase detection AF algorithm, already popular with the Fuji X-T3 to achieve high-speed and high-precision AF in the “Single Point” as well as “Zone” and “Wide Tracking” of focus area.
The GFX100 also gets a serious improvement in the accuracy of Face and Eye Detection AF, which has become an essential function in fashion and portrait photography.
Detachable OLED EVF
The GFX100 includes a detachable 5.76million dot EVF with approx. 100% coverage and Fujifilm also offer an optional EVF Tilting Adapter EVF-TL1 between the camera body and the EVF will enable vertical tilt (0°-90° / 5 steps) and horizontal rotation (±45°), allowing photographers to shoot from waist level or aids shooting in portrait orientation.
Images by Fujifilm
Tilting Touchscreen LCD and Submonitor
The back of the GFX100 features the main 3.2-inch 2.36-million dot LCD monitor that has 100% coverage and tilts in three directions, 90 degrees upward, 45 degrees downward and 60 degrees to the right.
A welcome addition to the GFX100 is the sub monitor, which can be configured to display various data previously displayed on the main LCD monitor. Photographers can choose to display the exposure compensation gauge and histogram on the sub monitor to enable exposure adjustment whilst checking the exposure level.
5-Axis In Body Image Stabilisation
The GFX100 boasts a 5.5-stop, five-axis in-body image stabilization controls pitch and yaw movements (up / down and right / left tilting) as well as shift (vertical / horizontal) and roll (rotational) movements to help you get sharper images even when handheld.
DCI 4K/30p Video and 10bit 4:2:2 Output via HDMI
The GFX100 supports 4K/30p, 25, 24, and 23.98p video recording internally to SD cards at up to 400Mbps in All-Intra or Long-GOP in either H.265 HEVC or H.264.
For those that want to capture the maximum image quality and have a “thicker” image in post to work with, a 10bit 4:2:2 output in 4K DCI is also available to Atomos recorders.
Fujifilm has also included their famous Film Simulation modes as well as F-Log and HLG, which are also available.
Recording codecs/Resolutions/Frame Rates:
Thanks to the massive 102 megapixel sensor, the GFX100 will make for one hell of a timelapse and architectural photography camera. See some samples in the promo video below.
Those of you that skipped the Fujikina 2019 launch event from earlier today, you can see see a replay below.
The Fujifilm GFX100 is priced at $9,999 and is available to pre-order from authorised dealers such as B&H and Adorama, via the links below.
Shipping is expected to commence sometime in late June. For full specifications, sample images and more info head over to Fujifilm here.