Fujifilm’s X Summit in London happened yesterday, which kicked off with some talk about their GFX medium format mirrorless camera system. After talking about some new and upcoming lenses, like the recently announced GF 45-100mm f/4, Fujifilm announced that they’re planning to introduce a 400-megapixel “pixel shift” mode to the Fujifilm GFX 100.
Fujifilm has issued a service advisory for the recently announced Fuji GFX 100, citing issues with the “Lock” function on the side shutter located on the vertical grip. According to the advisory, some GFX 100 bodies have an issue which prevents the lock mechanism from functioning, to prevent accidental shots being taken when that button is not in use.
Included in the service advisory is a range of serial numbers for potentially affected bodies. I say potentially as Fuji note that some bodies have already had the issue addressed before being sold and are not affected. So they say to contact your local Fuji support/service centre to confirm.
Getting to play with a prototype camera is a little like Christmas morning mixed with Texas Hold’em. There is a childlike excitement in getting to be one of the first in the world to try something totally new, yet it’s also a gamble, and even the best strategy can change with the flip of a card.
You can spend hours preparing for a certain shot, setting up the lights, setting the scene, and then in a flash some odd warning can pop up on the screen and you can’t consult Google or call customer service as, chances are, nobody else has had this problem yet.
It seems that every time a new super high-resolution camera is released, one of the first samples we see of it in use is a timelapse. And the Fuji GFX100 announced a few days ago certainly qualifies under that “super high-resolution” qualifier. So, here’s the obligatory timelapse, and it’s an absolute beauty.
Fuji’s new GFX 100 is here, and it’s a big looking beast of a camera. It’s a 102-megapixel camera with a 43.8 x 32.9mm BSI CMOS sensor. We don’t know if it’s the Sony IMX461, but if it is, it should show some excellent high ISO performance and increased colour accuracy.
The GDX 100 shoots video, too, offering 4K DCI and UHD up to 4:2:0 10-bit internally or 4:2:2 10-bit externally over HDMI. It also has an F-log gamma setting to maximise dynamic range and give more grading options in post. Oh, and it has 3.76 million phase detection AF points.