During PhotoKina 2018, Fujifilm teased participants that it was working on a 100-megapixel medium format camera called the GFX 100S. The company has now officially closed it. The new camera is simply called the GFX 100 and it boasts many firsts for a medium format camera, such as Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 4K video recording and in-body stabilization. The camera will go on sale in the United States starting June 30 at a proposed price of $ 9,999.95 (approximately Rs. 6,95,860).
The camera uses a full-size body, which means you get a side and bottom hand grip, similar to Canon’s EOS-1DX II. This chunky camera body is also quite handy, weighing about 1.36 kg. You will find a secondary shutter button and dial in the lower right corner, when you change the shooting orientation. The rear controls look a lot like the Fujifilm X-T3, because they have the same, dual-hinged 3.2-inch touchscreen with 2.36 million dot resolution. Features a removable OLED EVF, with a crazy high 5.76-million dot resolution, like the Panasonic S1 and S1R. The Fujifilm GFX 100 Body is made using dust and weather resistant and magnesium alloys. The dials for shutter speed and ISO have been switched to an LCD display, which shows the appropriate dials based on the shooting mode you’re in.
The biggest change though is inside. The Fujifilm GFX 100 boasts a new 102-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor powered by Fujifilm’s X-Processor 4 image processor. According to the company, it is the world’s first medium format camera to be packaged in the form of such a sensor, although it still has PDAF and 5-axis in-body stabilization. 4K video shooting is also supported up to 30fps, or you can output 10-bit 4: 2: 2 uncompressed footage via HDMI.
Other features include an ISO range of 100-12,800, support for 16-bit RAW files, a Type-C USB port, and two SD card slots with support for UHS-II speeds.