Bigger is better for Fujifilm, which just announced the June release of the GFX100, a mirrorless digital camera packing a 55mm diagonal image sensor with 102 megapixels of resolution. The company says it’s the first mirrorless camera to have a 100 megapixel back side illuminated CMOS sensor — and the new flagship in the GFX series.
That’s a big sensor, measuring 43.8mm wide and 32.9mm high — bigger than the 41.0mm x 21.6mm Red Monstro 8K sensor, or the 36.7mm x 25.5mm sensor found in the Arri Alexa LF. (The 54.1mm x 25.6mm Alexa 65 still has it beat.) But the camera’s form factor is similar to a full-frame DSLR, the company noted. It measures 6.15 inches wide, 6.44 inches high and a maximum of 4.05 inches deep and weighs about three pounds with batteries and EVF.
The GFX100 also boasts five-axis in-body image stabilization — another first for a camera with a sensor larger than 35mm full-frame, Fujifilm said — and a spring-suspension system for the camera’s shutter unit to minimize “shutter shock.” The on-board phase detection hybrid auto-focus offers “approximately” 100% coverage, Fujifilm said.
Video-wise, the GFX100 will record 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) video at up to 30fps, with the option to output uncompressed footage via HDMI. On-board recording bitrates max out at 400 Mbps for DCI 4K and UHD 4K at 29.97p, 25p, 24p and 23.98p. A selection of 16 different film-simulation modes can be applied to footage, and F-Log Rec. 2020 recording is supported.
For still photographers, Fujifilm’s X-Processor 4 engine supports 16-bit raw file capture and has a new “smooth skin effect” function to speed up processing of portrait-style photography.
It’s expected to ship on June 27 for an SRP of $9,999.95. Watch Fujifilm’s promo video, below.