Back in 2017, Fujifilm raised the game with their release of the Fujifilm GFX 50S, a compact medium format mirrorless camera that delivered stupendous image quality.
They made the bold move of jumping straight from their APS-C sensor mirrorless range to medium format, completely skipping any full frame offering.
It was a hit. The image quality and build quality attracted many professionals to the GFX range, especially because the price point wasn’t that much higher than many high-end full frame DSLRs. It’s still expensive, mind you.
If your wallet doesn’t stretch that far, there are plenty of reasonably priced cameras and lenses from Fujifilm.
- 43.8mm x 32.9mm, 51.4 MP CMOS sensor, boasting Approx. 1.7x the area of full frame sensors + x processor Pro
- Operating temperature -10°C - +40°C (+14°F - +104°F)C.Compact and lightweight body with high rigidity due to the adoption of magnesium alloy
Raising the Game Again
We’re a couple of years down the line now and Fujifilm’s range of G Mount lenses has grown, so the time has come for them to release another flagship model.
It’s a biggie too…
The Fujifilm GFX100.
As you might have guessed from the name, this new offering will deliver a whopping 102 megapixels from the medium format sensor, which is 70% larger than the 35mm full-frame sensors.
That’s not all though. Let’s run through some of the main features:
- 43.8 x 32.9mm medium format sensor delivering 102 megapixels
- No optical low-pass filter
- 5-axis in body image stabilization claiming up to 5.5 stops of stabilization
- Dust and weather sealed magnesium alloy body with 95 weather sealed points
- 3.2 inch tilting touchscreen with 2.36 million dots
- Phase detection autofocus offering autofocus speeds over twice that of the GFX 50R
- Suspended shutter mechanism to reduce shutter shock
- 4K30P video recording for the first time in a consumer camera with a sensor larger than 35mm
- 5.76 million dot EVF with 100% coverage
Not a bad specifications list at all, I’m sure you’ll agree.
All this comes in a package that’s similar in size and weight to flagship DSLRs such as the Nikon D850 and the Canon 5D MkIV.
It also comes with an integrated vertical battery grip that can harbor two NP-T125 batteries, dual SD card slots, and a brand new interface that controversially gets rid of their trademark set of manual dials in favor of a more simplified setup.
The Fujifilm GFX100 will be released at the end of June, and as you’d expect it comes at a premium – A $9,999.95 premium, to be exact.
Although, considering it’s specs sheet this isn’t actually too bad of a deal if you’ve got some deep pockets.
Alex is the owner and lead writer for Click and Learn Photography. An avid landscape, equine, and pet photographer living and working in the beautiful Lake District, UK, Alex has had his work featured in a number of high profile publications, including the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, and Amateur Photographer Magazine.