Fujifilm’s GFX100S coming soon

The fourth medium-format mirrorless camera in Fujifilm’s GFX System, the 102-megapixel GFX100S is scheduled for release in late February.

Angled view of the new GFX100S camera, shown here with the GF 110mm f/2 R LM WR lens. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The new camera features a high-performance quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU, GFX100S plus a back-illuminated large format CMOS sensor that is approximately 1.7 times larger than the chips found in full-frame DSLR and mirrorless cameras to deliver 102-megapixel images with outstanding quality. This provides it with a significant advantage over smaller sensors when it comes to producing images with very shallow depth of field, a wide dynamic range, faithful colour reproduction and outstanding high-ISO performance. On-sensor phase detection pixels cover almost 100% of new camera’s image sensor, providing a higher level of autofocus performance than previously achieved in large format digital photography. Focus can be acquired in as little as 0.18 seconds, even in luminance levels as low as -5.5EV, making it versatile, accurate and fast. The X-Processor 4 and enables the camera to efficiently use an updated focus tracking algorithm to keep subjects in focus when using the Tracking AF and Face/ Eye AF functions.

The GFX100S features a newly designed In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS) system, which is 20% smaller and 10% lighter than the system in the GFX100 and provides 6-stops of CIPA-rated image stabilisation, a 0.5-stop improvement over GFX100. The new camera also boasts a compact body that is 150 mm wide and 87 mm deep and weighs only 900 grams. Other features include a redesigned shutter unit and smaller yet still efficient lithium-ion battery. As well as a 3.2-inch, 2.36-million-dot LCD touch-screen monitor, the GFX100S has a 1.8-inch sub LCD monitor on its top plate, which can be customised to show key EXIF settings like shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation. It can also display the status of key functions or available capacity on storage media.

Cinematic 4K/30p movies can be recorded in 16:9 and 17:9 formats at bit rates of 400Mbps at different quality levels, from 10-bit 4:2:0 F-log internally to an SD card, to 12-bit 4:2:2 ProRes RAW through the HDMI port. Professional standards, like the REC.2100 supported Hybrid Gamma Log (HLG), or F-Log can be selected, giving filmmakers much more flexibility in post-production. The GFX100S can also record 4K/30P footage in 12-bit RAW, via HDMI, directly to an Atomos Ninja V Recording Monitor to later be output as ProRes RAW. This allows users to make post-product decisions around refining images. Users can also achieve simultaneous output of RAW footage and footage in F-Log or Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) with a Film Simulation mode.
The RRP for the GFX100S is AU$9,499. Click here for more information.