Fujifilm has unveiled the new flagship model for its medium format line, the GFX100 II, featuring a new 102-megapixel CMOS II sensor and X-Processor 5 processor.

Angled top view of the new Fujifilm GFX100 II medium format camera with a remote storage drive connected. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The latest in the company’s range of medium format cameras, which have sensors approximately 1.7 times larger than a 35mm full frame sensor, the GFX100 II boasts superior image quality plus a fast image processing engine that introduces AI-based subject-detection AF developed with Deep Learning technology as well as the latest prediction AF algorithm. With twice the signal readout speed of the previous model, the GFX100 II provides significant performance improvement in continuous shooting, AF and video recording. Burst shooting speed has increased from the current 5 fps to 8 fps and the camera can record 4K/60p 4:2:2 10-bit video internally. It also supports 8K/30p video for the first time in the GFX System. New video format modes include Premista, 35mm and anamorphic (35mm) with the mount adapter.

Image quality has also been enhanced with the introduction of non-extended ISO80 sensitivity and the Film Simulation mode ‘REALA ACE’. Hardware improvements include the up to 8-stop five-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), 1.0x viewfinder magnification, and 9.44-million-dot high-magnification and high-definition EVF. The camera body’s new design features include a large sub-LCD, tilted top panel and a new textured finish. Additional features contributing to system expandability include an Ethernet port as well as HDMI Type A and USB-C terminals for connecting external devices. Support for the cloud service Frame.io Camera to Cloud and timecode sync with ATMOS AirGlu BT streamlines the users’ workflow. Fujifilm has also released a vertical battery grip, the VG-GFX II, which is designed specifically for the GFX100 II and has similar environmental sealing.  Another useful accessory is the FAN-001 cooling fan, which was designed for the X-H2S, X-H2 and X-S20 but can also be used on the new camera.

The Fujifilm GFX100 II and the VG-GFX II vertical grip will be in stores from 26 September 2023, with the camera priced at AU$12,599 (RRP) and the grip selling for AU$899. Full details can be found at www.fujifilm.com/au.