Fujifilm has just released details of its third medium format mirrorless camera, the 102-megapixel GFX 100, the first in its type with such high resolution.
The new 102-megapixel Fujifilm GFX 100. (Source: Fujifilm.)
Image quality, mobility, durability and operability are key drivers of the development of the new camera, which introduces some major advancements over previous models. It is the first large format camera that is designed primarily to be used hand-held and is fully weather-resistant. With a body weight of 1.3 kilograms, it features the world’s first’s backside illuminated CMOS sensor with copper wiring that supports an output resolution of 102 megapixels. The sensor surface alignment has a tolerance of 0.04%, to ensure high quality output.
Front view of the GFX 100 with no lens fitted and without the EVF. (Source: Fujifilm.)
The sensor is paired with a new X-Processor 4 high-speed image processing engine that supports 1GB/second read speed and is the first to support 16-bit raw recording. The new camera also offers in-camera 16-bit TIFF recording from raw files. An in-body, sensor-shift stabilisation system features a 5-axis camera shake correction mechanism that can provide up to 5.5 stops of compensation.
The sophisticated autofocusing system has 3.78 million image plane phase difference pixels covering the entire surface of the image sensor. The system can achieve high-speed AF with up to twice the speed of the current model, with a response time of 0.05 seconds. It is also excellent in tracking moving subjects, thanks to the latest face and eye detection which can operate in light levels as low as -2EV, with an extended recognition range and an improved ability to follow subjects, including when the face turns sideways or is blocked by an obstacle.
Top view of the GFX 100 with the EVF in place. (Source: Fujifilm.)
Rear view of the camera showing the new 2.5-inch long sub-monitor data display. (Source: Fujifilm.)
Rear view of the camera in portrait orientation showing the three-way tilting main monitor screen. (Source: Fujifilm.)
Key features include a new OLED EVF with 5.76 million-dot resolution and 0.86 times magnification plus support for the EVF-TL1 optional EVF tilt adapter. The viewfinder image can be magnified up to 100 times. The 3.2-inch rear LCD monitor can be tilted in three ways for added versatility. Fujifilm has redesigned the top panel of the camera to be more flexible for various shooting types, with a new 1.8-inch top screen that is customisable to display essential shooting data with separate screens for stills and movie shooting plus a dual dial screen for photographers who prefer analog displays. This option replicates the dedicated ISO and shutter speed dials that have made Fujifilm’s X Series cameras popular with professional photographers. A new 2.05 inch sub monitor on the rear panel below the main monitor provides an additional display of camera settings in large text.
Three of the customisable data display options. (Source: Fujifilm.)
The GFX 100 offers similar video capabilities to the X-T3. 4K video recording is supported at 30/25 fps and the camera can record to an SD card at 10-bit 4:2:0 depth or to an external recorder at 10-bit 4: 2: 2 quality. The GFX 100 is also equipped with the popular ‘ETERNA’ mode, along with Smooth Skin Effect, a new function that automatically performs skin retouching in-camera.
The camera can accept two NP-T125 batteries to support up to 800 shots per charge. It is the first to support IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. The camera body features high dust and water proof construction with low temperature resistance thanks to sealing in 95 critical areas. The camera can be powered and charged through a USB-C connection, enabling longer continuous shooting and simultaneous charging of the two batteries in the camera. It is compatible with the Tether Shooting Plug-in PRO for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and Capture One Pro FUJIFILM for raw file processing and tethered shooting.
The GFX100 will be available from late June, for $16,499 AUD RRP at leading photographic stores and selected retailers. Click here for full product details.
Image sensor: 43.8 x 32.9 BSI CMOS sensor with Bayer colour array, 102 megapixels effective
Image processor: X-Processor 4
A/D processing: 16-bit
Lens mount: Fujifilm G mount
Focal length crop factor: 0.79x
Image formats: Stills: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.3), RAF.RAW (14-bit/16-bit), RAW+JPEG (8-bit/16-bit, 10-bit output in 16-bit file) TIFF via in-camera raw conversion; Movies: MOV/H.264/H.265 4:2:0 10-Bit using All Intra/Long GOP compression; Linear PCM Stereo audio with 24-bit/48KHz sampling
Image Sizes: Stills for 4:3 aspect ratio: 11648 x 8736, 8256 x 6192, 4000 x 3000 ; Movies: DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 30/25/24 fps (100-400Mbps), UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30/25/24 fps (100-400Mbps), DCI 2K (2048 x 1080) at 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps (50 to 200 Mb/s), Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps (50 to 200 Mb/s)
Aspect ratios: 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 7:6, 16:9, 65:24, 1:1
Image Stabilisation: Image sensor-shift with 5-axis compensation
Dust removal: Ultra Sonic Vibration
Shutter (speed range): Focal Plane Shutter; Mechanical Shutter: 30 to 1/4000 second; Electronic Shutter: 30 to 1/16000 second; up to 3600 seconds available in Manual mode and 0 to 60 minutes in Bulb mode; Movie mode 1/4 to 1/4000 second; flash synch at 1/125 second
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5EV in 1/3EV steps (+/-2EV for movies)
Exposure bracketing: +/2, 3, 5, 7 or 9 frames in 1/3, 2/3, 1, 4/3, 5/3, 2, 7/3, 8/3 or 3EV steps
Other bracketing options: Film Simulation, Dynamic Range, ISO, White Balance, Focus
Self-timer: 2 or 10 seconds delay
Interval Timer: Yes (settings for number of shots, starting time, interval time, exposure smoothing)
Focus system: Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast/phase detection) system with 2,160,000 Phase Detection points; Auto and Manual Focus
AF points & selection: Single-point AF (with changeable frame size), Zone AF (3×3, 5×5, 7×7 from 117 areas on 13×9 grid), Wide/Tracking AF (up to 18 areas), AF-S, AF-C, Tracking (All), Manual Focus (M)
Focus modes: Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) / Preset MF; C-AF lock (5 steps), AF scanner (3 types); AF targeting pad; AF limiter; 3x , 5x , 7x , 10x , 14x Magnified frame AF; face/eye detection AF; Manual focus assist (magnification and peaking)
Exposure metering: TTL 256-zone metering with Multi, Spot, Average, Centre-weighted patterns
Shooting modes: Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Film Simulation modes: 16 modes (PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema); Monochrome adjustment function -9 to +9; B&W adjustment of +/- 9 when ACROS or B&W is selected
Other shooting modes: D range priority, Highlight tone, Shadow tone, Colour, Sharpness, Noise reduction, Long exposure NR, Lens Modulation Optimizer, Colour space, Pixel mapping, Select custom setting, Edit/Save custom setting, AF-C custom setting, Store AF mode by orientation, AF point display, Pre-AF, AF Illuminator, Face/Eye detection AF, AF+MF, MF assist(Digital Split Image, Digital Microprism, Focus peak highlight), Focus check, Interlock spot AE & focus area, Instant AF setting (AF-S/AF-C), Depth-of-field scale, Release/Focus priority, Touch screen mode, Flicker reduction, Mount adapter setting, 35mm Format Mode, Red eye removal, RGB Histogram, Highlight alert, Electronic level, Preview depth of field, AE lock, AF lock, AF-ON, AWB lock, Multiple exposure
In-camera effects: Grain, Colour Chrome, Smooth Skin
Dynamic Range functions: Auto, 100%, 200%, 400%
Colour space options: sRGB and Adobe RGB
ISO range: Auto x3, (up to ISO12800), Manual – ISO 100-12800 in 1/3EV steps with extension to ISO 50 and ISO 102400 available; Movie range ISO 200-12800 with extension to ISO 25600
White balance: Automatic Scene Recognition, Colour Temperature, Custom, Fine, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Flash: External flashguns only
Flash modes: First-Curtain Sync, Hi-Speed Sync, Manual, Second-Curtain Sync, Slow Sync, TTL Auto
Flash exposure adjustment: +/- 3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps
Sequence shooting: Max. 5 shots/sec. with locked AF
Buffer capacity: Max. 41 Large/Fine JPEGs, 14 compressed RAW files, 13 uncompressed RAW
Storage Media: Dual slots for SD, SDHC, SDXC cards (UHS-I, II and Video V90 compatible)
Viewfinder: Detachable 0.5-inch 5,760,000-dot OLED EVF with 100% frame coverage, 23mm eyepoint, 0.86x magnification, -4 to +2 dpt adjustment, built-in eye sensor
LCD monitor: 3.2-inch 4:3 aspect ratio 3-way tilting touchscreen colour LCD with 2,360,000 dots; Sub LCD monitor – 1.8-inch 4:3 aspect ratio 303 x 230-dot monochrome LCD, Rear sub monitor – 2.05-inch 4:1 aspect ratio 256 x 64-dot monochrome OLED screen
Interface terminals: USB Type-C USB3.2 Gen1x1, Micro HDMI (type D), 2.5mm remote control jack, 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (microphone), 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (headphone), DC IN 15V connector
Wi-Fi function: Built-in (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac (standard wireless protocol), Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 low energy; Geotagging, Image transfer (Individual image/Selected multiple images), View & Obtain Images, instax Printer Print, Pairing registration, Delete pairing registration, Bluetooth ON/OFF setting, Auto image transfer, Smartphone Sync. Setting, Wireless com. frequency setting
Power supply: 2x NP-T125 rechargeable Li-ion batteries in special base pack; CIPA rated for approx. 800 shots/charge
Dimensions (wxhxd): Approx. 156.2 x 163.6 x 102.9 mm (including EVF
Weight: Approx. 1155grams (body only); 1400 grams with batteries and card but without EVF