Fujifilm announces GFX100 with 102MP sensor

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Fujifilm has announced the GFX100 mirrorless camera, which features the world’s first 102 megapixel 55mm diagonal length large format sensor. 

Unlike Fujifilm’s prior medium format bodies, the GFX 50S and 50R, the GFX 100 has an integrated vertical grip, making it closer in size to flagship full frame cameras like Nikon's D5 or Canon’s EOS-1D X.

The huge 102-megapixel sensor is surrounded by a five-axis in-body image stabilization system, which Fujifilm claims provides up to 5.5 stops of shake correction.

The backside-illuminated, CMOS chip sensor has 3.76 million phase detection pixels across the surface, offering approximately 100% coverage, and in what is a first for the GFX series, the phase detect AF system should offer improved autofocus over the prior GFX models.

The GFX 100 also has considerable video chops, inheriting much of the technology from the Fujifilm X-T3. It can shoot 4K footage at up to 30 fps, utilising the entire width of the sensor, and can record 10bit 4:2:2 externally and 10bit 4:2:0 internally.

You can see a timelapse shot with GFX100 below:

The electronic viewfinder (EVF) is interchangeable, and can be removed to give the camera a smaller form factor.

Other features include weather sealing that's been applied to 95 locations on the body, and the ability to accommodate two NP-T125 batteries, which should give a battery rating of 800 when the rear LCD is used.

There's also a 5.76 million dot EVF with 100% coverage and 2.36 million dot tilting 3.2-inch LCD display, a 1.8 inch sub LCD monitor on its top panel, and a 2.05 inch sub monitor on its rear panel, and for users who prefer dial based operations, the GFX100 has a “Virtual Dial Mode”, which displays a dial on the top panel which can be rotated and adjusted with the Command Dials. 

You can download hi res images taken with the GFX100 here.

The GFX100 will be available from late June, for $16,499 AUD RRP at leading photographic stores and selected retailers.

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