FujiFilm has developed a medium format camera that performs just like a mirrorless camera. First introduced as a concept in Photokina in 2018, it was later displayed as a prototype at The Photography Show this past March. Now, come June, it will be available for purchase for USD$9,999.
This new addition to the GFX line does more than just double the pixels. It also adds a whole bevy of features, starting with a 102MP backlit CMOS supersized sensor. The camera comes with the features you would expect—autofocus, image stabilisation, burst shooting, videography. Of course, those features are enhanced by the new processor and happen four times faster at a rate of 1 GB/s.
In-body image stabilization is accomplished through the five-axis IBIS system (stabilization against pitch, yaw, shift, and roll), which has a vibration reduction of 5.5 stops. The GFX also offers uncropped 10-bit 4:2:2 4K 30p video. With digital cinema format selected, with an aspect ratio of 17:9, the GFX 100 uses a sensor measuring 43.8 x 23.19mm.
With 3.76 million phase detection pixels across the entire sensor, AF speed and precision are vastly improved over other cameras. FujiFilm also improved face and eye detection for the GFX 100. Autofocus also improves, with focus acquisition happening in 0.05 seconds.
FujiFilm didn’t pull any punches when it came to the GFX 100, and each of the enhancements proves even more concretely why the GFX 100 will handle everything better than the competition.