FujiFilm GFX100 Mirrorless Camera With 102MP Sensor, 3 Displays Launched: Price, Availability

FujiFilm GFX100 is the latest mirrorless camera of the Japanese company and comes with a 55mm diagonal length large format image sensor that is designed to deliver image clarity and capability previously unheard of in the photography and video industries. Photo enthusiasts for their use of 55mm large format image sensor, measuring 55mm diagonally (43.8mm x 32.9mm) and providing approximately 1.7 times the area of the regular 35mm full-frame sensor, whose concept was presented by the House at Photokina 2018.

It is a camera comes with a resolution of 102MP (twice the GFX 50R | Fujifilm GFX 50R), the highest ever recorded on a mirrorless camera, capable of offering an IBIS stabilizer internal five-axis up to 5.5 stops, 4k @ 30p video recording and advanced features such as – for example – phase detection. With regards to this last aspect, GFX 100 is the first in its category to be equipped with a backlit sensor with phase detection pixels: the result is autofocus that is twice as fast as the previous generation.

The camera body is as clean as possible, with 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD with 2.36 million dots that can tilt in both landscape and portrait orientations. The camera comes bundled with a removable, tilting OLED EVF that has a whopping 5.76M dots. There are also a pair of OLED displays – one on the top, another below the LCD – that display various camera settings, battery life and shots remaining. The Fujifilm GFX100 features a 102MP CMOS imaging sensor with X-Processor 4 processing engine.

With 3.76 million phase detection pixels, at approximately 100% coverage, near perfect auto-focus performance with speed and accuracy is now a reality for photographers needing an optimum performance in subject tracking, face/eye detection, and low-contrast environments. The effect is particularly notable when using fast prime lenses, achieving speed improvement of up to 210% over the conventional contrast AF system used in GFX 50R.

In-body 5-axis image stabilization reduces shake by up to 5.5 stops according to Fujifilm, and the entire sensor is mounted on springs to reduce shutter shock. It is the first mirrorless with a sensor greater than 35mm to be able to record 4K @ 30p video, even with the standard digital cinema format 17:9. For the rendering, the data oversampling equivalent to approximately 50.5MP is exploited, and the H.265 / HEVC, F-Log, and Hybrid Log Gamma codecs are supported for HDR movie recording. Lastly, the Eternal Cinematographic Film Simulation mode is not missing.

FujiFilm GFX100 has weather sealing in 95 locations across the camera body and detachable EVF to ensure an exceptionally high level of dust and moisture resistance. The body measures 15.2×163.6×102.9mm and weighs 1.4kg including batteries, on average with full-frame DSLRs despite the presence of the 55mm sensor.

There are 3 displays on the FujiFilm GFX100: the 3.2″ tilt and 3.26 million point LCD touch panel, a 1.8″ secondary LCD on the top panel and a third 2.05″ monitor on the back panel in order to have all the information available quickly and effectively (EXIF data, histogram, settings), the latter useful to free up space in the EVF viewfinder avoiding the presence of too much data that could reduce the concentration of the photographer.

The viewfinder can be adjusted to various angles (with the optional adapter) and has a 5.76MP OLED panel with 0.86x magnification. It is obviously customizable and can be set to Frame Rate Priority, Resolution Priority, and AF Speed ​​Priority.

FujiFilm GFX100 Price and Availability

The GFX100 digital camera body will be available on June 30, 2019, at a suggested retail price of $9,999.95 and can be pre-ordered through Amazon and Bhphotvideo online stores.

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