Earlier this May, Fujifilm finally discontinued its flagship medium-format camera, the GFX 100, and now, the company has officially launched it in India. The GFX 100 boasts a mid-range, mirrorless camera that boasts a 100-megapixel sensor, in-body image stabilization, 4K video recording and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The camera is available in India at Rs. 7,8,999.
The GFX 100 uses a full-size body, which means you’ll find side and bottom hand grips 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 Fujifilm GFX 100 boasts a brand 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.
At the event, Fujifilm also unveiled the new Premista series of zoom lenses. The lenses are designed for large format sensors such as the GFX 100 and are intended for use in professional video production. The Premista 28-100mm T2.9 will be available in August for 38,800 (approximately Rs. 26,58,537), while the Premista 80-250mm T2.9-3.5 will be available for $ 39,800 (approximately Rs.) Later this year. 27,27,056).
“With the launch of the GFX100, we have achieved a great milestone in our digital camera business,” said Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India, in a statement. “I am hopeful that the launch will further enhance our presence in India and we will continue to introduce cameras that provide an unparalleled standard of optical brightness that is sure to delight the imagination of a photographer.”