Fujifilm announces Medium Format GFX100S

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Fujifilm has announced the GFX100S, a rethinking of the 102-megapixel GFX100 that comes in a smaller, lighter body.

The new body is definitely smaller - 15cm x 10.4cm x 8.7cm - which Fujifilm says is comparable in size to many full-frame cameras.

When compared to the GFX100, the new body is approximately 6cm shorter and 500g lighter, but on paper at least, still makes few sacrifices in terms of performance. 

In fact Fujifilm says that the GFX100S is more advanced than any GFX System camera to date, and this is at least partly due to a smaller image stabilisation system that blends IS technology from both the GFX100 and the APS-C Fujifilm X-T4. And, despite the size, the IS is still impressive - promising up to 6EV of stabilisation - which has been CIPA rated.

The new body is constructed with a magnesium alloy casing that is purposely 1mm denser around the lens mount as compared to the GFX100, which Fujifilm says will provide added support for larger G Mount lenses.

The camera features a 3.2in. LCD monitor on the rear and a 1.8 in. sub LCD monitor on its top plate, which can be customized to show key EXIF settings - like shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation - and set to display the status of key functions or available capacity on storage media.

The 3.2 in., touch-capable LCD display is a 2.36-million-dot monitor with 100% coverage that can be tilted in three directions (90° up, 45° down, and 60° right).

The GFX100S features twin UHS-II card slots and can shoot at up to 5 fps. The phase detect autofocus system covers 'almost' 100% of the imaging sensor, and Fujifilm says the GFX100S can acquire focus in as little as 0.16 seconds, even in luminance levels as low as -5.5EV.

When it comes to video capabilities, the GFX 100S can shoot DCI or UHD 4K (up to 30 fps) and record in both H.265 or H.264 at up to 400Mbps. External recorders are supported and output maxes out at 10-bit 4:2:2 or 12-bit Raw to an external recorder. A digital stabilisation option imposes an additional 1.1x crop.

The GFX100S has an RRP of $9,499.00, and will be on sale in Australia from the end of February, 2021. You can find out more about the new camera at Fujifilm.

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