First Look: Fujifilm GFX100 Mirrorless Medium-Format Camera

Fujifilm GFX100 mirrorless medium-format digital digital camera

Several months in the past, Fujifilm announced that it will be bringing a 100-megapixel medium-format digital camera to the market. And now that time has come: Immediately, Fujifilm introduced its flagship GFX100 mirrorless digital digital camera. The new mannequin includes a newly-developed 102-megapixel sensor that’s quite giant (55mm diagonal). In response to the company, the brand new digital camera is “designed to deliver image clarity and capability previously unheard of.”

During an NDA-event in New York, I obtained a chance to shoot with the new digital camera. You possibly can see some of my check photographs here in this blog publish.

The Fujifilm GFX100’s high-resolution sensor makes is a strong digital camera for portraits.

Compelling Options

Fujifilm at this time finalized the digital camera’s worth and availability: The GFX100 digital digital camera body will probably be out there on June 27, 2019 at a steered retail worth of USD $9,999.95. And whereas it’s a dear digital camera, you get rather a lot for the cash with this mannequin:

  • A Mammoth Quantity of Megapixels: Fujifilm says it paired a newly-developed back-illuminated 102MP imaging sensor with a “blazingly fast X Processor 4 processing engine.” That permits you to produce 16-bit photographs that the company says has “amazing color fidelity, rich shadow detail and incredible dynamic range.” The corporate additionally notes that they engineered the digital camera with lower noise ranges so it might prolong the native ISO to ISO 100. And by omitting a low-pass filter, they might enhance sharpness and reduce moire and false colors.
  • Finely-Tuned Picture Stabilization: The more decision, or element, you’ve gotten in a digital camera, the extra you need a strong image stabilizer to compensate for all that element. Fujifilm claims the brand new built-in, sensor-shift IS system will ship a excessive degree of stability to “ensure image clarity and sharpness.” The GFX100 comes with a built-in 5-axis image stabilization, that the corporate says permits for five-stops of compensation, “even if the camera is fitted with a non-optically stabilized FUJINON lens.” That may be necessary in low-light situations.

A again view of the Fujifilm GFX100.

  • Part-Detection Autofocus: Fujifilm says the “GFX100 raises the bar in auto-focus performance by utilizing AF phase detection pixels across most of the sensor.” For photographers, this means fast focusing regardless of the place topics appear within the frame. The GFX100 will even present photographers with the power to topic monitor and to use the digital camera’s face- and eye-detection options

Another portrait shot with the GFX100.A still-life shot with the GFX100.

  • New Video Capabilities: The sensor measurement could be very giant, 43.9mm x 32.9mm. Fujifilm says that the brand new sensor and processor combination helps 4K video recording at 30p/10bit with a “uniquely cinematic, large-format look for cinematographers who want exceptional control over depth of field and film-like tonality.” The digital camera additionally offer you entry to its movie simulation filters and the power to document in F-Log Rec 2020 and to capture 10-bit, four:2:2 uncompressed footage by way of the HDMI port
  • Other Features: The brand new GFX mannequin includes a swiveling LCD as well as an adjusting, tilting digital viewfinder (which is an extra accessory), weather seals all through the digital camera physique, two SDXC-memory card slots, and extra.

Prime view of the digital camera with a 63mm lensThe GFX100 is huge, nevertheless it was surprisingly straightforward to work with.

A Heavyweight Powerhouse In Form and Type

Once I first received a take a look at the new GFX, I thought of boxing, and how the heavyweight boxers all the time command a sure degree of attention because they’re huge and powerful. Once I used this new digital camera, I felt there was rather a lot to love about its performance. Nevertheless, it’s massive and a bit heavy at occasions, however that very a lot depends upon the lens you’re using. And, in fact, the information are fairly massive. However I really liked how detailed you would get with these cameras. It renders virtually every tiny line, wrinkle, blemish or scratch in your face. The decision is sort of startling.

In many ways, the digital camera might be perfect for these trying to shoot studio-based work for all the things from trend to business to fine-art, since you can also make very giant fine-art prints with this digital camera. We’ll be taking a look at it more intently once we get a evaluate unit in.

For more, take a look at the press release under.

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-100+ megapixel sensor in a 55mm diagonal length giant format gives highest decision in the historical past of mirrorless cameras

-Fast, correct autofocus with the world’s first part detection system, 4K video functionality, and in-body image stabilization in a big sensor format1.

Valhalla, New York, Might 23, 2019 –  FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation at this time introduced the upcoming release of its flagship GFX100 mirrorless digital digital camera, incorporating a newly-developed 102 megapixel (MP), 55mm diagonal length giant format image sensor that’s designed to ship image clarity and capability beforehand unprecedented in the images and video industries.

The GFX100 features several ‘world firsts’ for a large format digital camera with an image sensor bigger than the 35mm (full-frame) format: together with its 102MP back-side illuminated sensor (BSI), in body picture stabilization (IBIS) and on-board part detection hybrid auto-focus (AF) with close to 100% coverage. Along with pioneering features, the GFX100 is absolutely outfitted with Fujifilm’s unparalleled shade copy know-how and film simulations. Resulting from years of research and technological innovations, the GFX100 will provide photographers with exceedingly high-quality imagery and best-in-class digital camera responsiveness for filmmaking and images in a simple-to-use giant format system with a rising number of lenses.

Offering large-format video capability, the GFX100 is the world’s first mirrorless digital digital camera with an image sensor of this measurement to offer 4K, 30p video recording functionality (4:2:2 10-bit). These groundbreaking features make the GFX100 a digital camera of unparalleled innovation and flexibility, fulfilling images’s intrinsic mission of capturing and recording valuable moments which will by no means be repeated with the utmost image quality.

Decision Redefined: World’s First 100 MP BSI CMOS Sensor in a Mirrorless Camera

The GFX100 pairs a newly-developed back-illuminated 102MP CMOS imaging sensor with Fujifilm’s blazingly fast X-Processor four processing engine to create a mixture able to outputting 16-bit photographs with superb colour fidelity, rich shadow element, and unimaginable dynamic range. Its back-illuminated structure promotes crisp image high quality by bringing the publicity aircraft in extremely shut proximity to the color filter array, which leads to ultra-low noise levels and a native ISO of ISO 100.

1First for a digital camera with image sensors larger than the 35mm full-frame format .

Noteworthy Stability When It Matters: World’s First Five-axis IBIS in a Camera Featuring an Image Sensor Greater than the 35mm Format

High-resolution image sensors require high-level stability to ensure image sharpness. With built-in 5-axis image stabilization, GFX100 customers are reassured that vibrations gained’t interrupt the capture course of. The perform provides up to 5.5-stop picture stabilization (when utilizing the GF63mmF2.8 R WR lens)2. Your complete shutter unit is suspended with 4 springs to attenuate the impact of shutter shock. This dramatically broadens the scope of conditions where a consumer can hand-hold the digital camera and nonetheless benefit from the world of 100MP+ ultra-high decision, pushing the boundaries of photographic expression.

Practical Auto-Focus for Giant Format: World’s First On-Board Part Detection Hybrid AF with approximately 100% Coverage

In comparison with conventional medium format digital methods, the GFX100 raises the bar in AF efficiency by utilizing part detection pixels across the sensor to assist photographers get hold of focus wherever they choose to place their topics in the body. With 3.76 million part detection pixels, at roughly 100% coverage, close to good auto-focus performance with velocity and accuracy is now a reality for photographers needing optimum efficiency in subject monitoring, face/eye detection and low-contrast environments. The effect is particularly notable when using quick prime lenses, attaining velocity enchancment of as much as 210% over the traditional contrast AF system used in GFX 50R.

Pushing Artistic Boundaries for Filmmakers: Giant Format Camera with 4K video at 30p

With a sensor measurement of 43.9mm x 32.9mm, the GFX100 helps filmmakers in attaining their artistic visions. The new sensor and processor mixture help 4K video recording at 30p with a singular cinematic look. It’s now a breeze to discover shallow depth-of-field, large tonal reproducibility and additional excessive ISO sensitivity, producing high- quality video footage with detailed textures whereas reproducing three-dimensional definitions and even capturing the environment of the scene. With the power to apply Fujifilm’s highly revered Film Simulations (including ETERNA cinema movie simulation mode), report in F-Log Rec 2020, and seize four:2:2 10-bit uncompressed footage by way of the HDMI port, GFX100 ought to definitely be coming soon to a display close to you.

Dust-resistant, Weather-resistant, Lightweight and Highly Strong Magnesium Alloy Body with Built-in Vertical Grip

Maximizing its use for even the hardest circumstances, the GFX100 has weather sealing in 95 places throughout the digital camera physique and detachable EVF to make sure an exceptionally high degree of mud and moisture resistance. Photographers could have the opportunity to seize moments in even probably the most distant places because the GFX100 can keep dependable operation even underneath robust pure circumstances.

2 First Based mostly on CIPA normal. Pitch/yaw shake solely. With GF63mmF2.8 R WR lens mounted.

Although it sports a large picture sensor, the GFX100’s physique is equivalent to that of a flagship 35mm full-frame DSLR digital camera when it comes to dimensions (6.15” (W) x 6.44” (H) x 4.05” (D), measuring 1.93” at the thinnest half) and weight (approx. three lbs. together with two batteries, reminiscence card and EVF).

Designed for cover, the GFX100’s core imaging unit, consisting of the lens mount, image stabilization mechanism and picture sensor, has been structured utterly separate from the primary body panels. This “double-structure” is designed to make sure a high degree of precision and robustness while minimizing resolution degradation brought on by external stress to the physique. To maximize usability, the GFX100 incorporates a vertical grip, enabling efficient use of in-body area.

Advanced Shade Copy Know-how, Delivering Astonishing Quality in Stills

The mixture of the newly-developed image sensor and the fourth-generation X- Processor four processing engine means the digital camera supports the 16-bit RAW capture requested by many professional photographers looking for information that tolerate heavy post- processing. The GFX100 additionally options the newly-developed “Smooth Skin Effect” perform, which mechanically smooths the pores and skin tone of the themes, as is usually carried out in portraiture. It allows the photographer to skip a portion of post-processing work so that photographs captured with this perform may be completed at a particularly high degree of perfection, quicker.

The GFX100 would be the flagship mannequin of the GFX Collection of mirrorless cameras, which have garnered robust reward from skilled photographers and photograph fanatics for their use of 55mm giant format image sensor, measuring 55mm diagonally (43.8mm x 32.9mm) and offering roughly 1.7 occasions the world of the common 35mm full-frame sensor.

The GFX100 digital digital camera body can be out there on June 27, 2019 at a prompt retail worth of USD $9,999.95 and

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