Since Photokina 2018, Fujifilm has been teasing the release of a medium-format camera with 100 megapixels, and that camera is now here in the shape of the GFX 100. The GF lens mount is utilized by this mirrorless camera that also features a dual-grip design. The use of on-sensor phase detection for quicker focus as well as in-body image stabilization substantially broadens the scope of photography that this device is capable of applying itself to.
This combination of high resolution, image stabilization, and on-sensor phase detection looks to not only drive home its large-sensor advantage over full-frame, but also expand the types of photography to which medium format can be easily applied. As a result, it has the potential to be the most versatile bigger-than-full-frame camera ever created. Although we discovered that it is true in many regards, this does not change the fact that it is a very specialized camera.
Fujifilm GFX 100 Price in USA
The adoption of a 100-megapixel sensor is the most remarkable innovation introduced by the Fujifilm GFX 100. This resolution is far higher than anything else we’ve seen on a camera for less than $10,000 in the past. It is considered significant enough to be included in the name of the camera, and it should come as no surprise that a significant number of the camera’s other recently added functions are centered on making the most of this sensor.
The GFX 100 utilizes a medium format sensor that measures 44 mm by 33 mm, just like the rest of the GF system. This is the smallest of the two digital medium format sizes that are currently available, but it is still around 70 percent larger than the term “full-frame,” thus it justifiably deserves its moniker.
The GFX 100 is the first camera in the world to feature image stabilization built directly into the body of a medium format camera. In accordance with the criteria established by CIPA, the five-axis system was given a correction rating of 5.5 stops. Because the tests were performed using the GF 63mm lens, which is equivalent to a focal length of 50mm, we anticipate that the figure will be a little bit lower at longer focal lengths.
In addition to the image stabilization technology, Fujifilm has positioned the camera’s shutter mechanism such that it is separated from both the camera’s body and the sensor. This helps to reduce the likelihood that vibration will have an effect on the photos captured by the camera.
A totally mechanical option, a fully electronic option, or an electronic option that comes first among the available curtain shutters is also available. “Electronic First Curtain + Electronic shutter” is perhaps the setting that offers the greatest customization options. This uses electronic first curtain mode to minimize vibration during long and moderately long exposures, then switches to fully mechanical shutter mode between 1/1250 and 1/4000 seconds, which is the range where EFCS could damage the bokeh rendering, and then moves to fully electronic mode to extend the shutter speed range beyond the 1/4000 sec limit that the mechanical mechanism imposes.
The full electronic shutter option enables operation that is fully quiet, but at roughly 159 milliseconds (less than one sixth of a second), it is still sluggish enough to put your photographs at danger of substantial rolling shutter distortion. Since the 16-bit mode operates at a speed that is almost half that of the 8-bit mode, it is likely to exhibit subject distortion while recording practically any moving subject.
Fujifilm GFX 100 Specifications
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||11648 x 8736|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||102 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Medium format (44 x 33 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, 100-12800 (expands to 50-102400)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||50|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||102400|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (3 slots)|
|CIPA image stabilization rating||5.5 stop(s)|
|Uncompressed format||RAW + TIFF|
|JPEG quality levels||Super fine, fine, normal|
|File format||JPEG (Exif v2.3)Raw (14/16-bit RAF)TIFF (8/16-bit)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||425|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm G|
|Focal length multiplier||0.79×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Electronic (optional)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.68× (0.86× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/16000 sec|
|Exposure modes||ProgramAperture priorityShutter priorityManual|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/125 sec|
|Continuous drive||5.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Format||MPEG-4, H.264, H.265|
|Modes||4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM|
|Storage types||Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported)|
|USB||USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11ac + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (via wired remote or smartphone)|
|Battery description||Built-in grip holds one or two NP-T125 batteries|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||800|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||1320 g (2.91 lb / 46.56 oz)|
|Dimensions||156 x 144 x 75 mm (6.14 x 5.67 x 2.95″)|
Even though the GFX 100 is a very specialized piece of equipment, Fujifilm has worked tirelessly to ensure that it is as adaptable and versatile as is humanly feasible. It has a very high resolution and is backed up with high-quality glass and image stabilization, which enables you to utilize that resolution outside of the studio setting. It accomplishes things that you wouldn’t expect a 100MP medium format camera to be able to achieve, but it’s not an all-rounder like some of the high-res full-frame mirrorless cameras can be.
- photos that are stunning both in terms of sharpness and the clarity of their tones
- Image stabilization makes it easy to reap the benefits of resolutions as high as 100 megapixels.
- GF lenses are capable of meeting or exceeding resolution requirements.
- By the standards of medium format cameras, autofocus is quick and accurate.
- Impressive video quality and specs
- The viewfinder has a high level of quality and is compatible with the tilt and articulation attachment already on the camera.
- Dual power packs provide superior performance "out in the field."
- Chargeable/operable via USB
- The control dials have a flimsy and undersized feel to them.
- When compared to cameras of smaller dimensions, the autofocus performance is not very good.
- The grip for the portrait position is small and slippery.
- Portrait orientation controls don't mirror standard orientation layout
- Banding occurs when on-sensor autofocus is used, which significantly reduces the dynamic range that may be utilized.
- It was difficult for us to locate a dial arrangement that functioned without any hiccups.