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Fujifilm GFX100


Prices £9999 body only Resolution 102megapixels Image sensor 43.8mm×32.9mmBayer arraywith ultrasonic vibration cleaning File format 14/16-bit Raws and JPEGs, 11,648x8736 pixels ISO sensitivity 100-12,800, expansion 50-102.400 Lensmount FujifilmG Exposuremodes PASM Exposuremetering TTL 256-zonemetering, multi/spot/ average/centre-weighted Exposure compensation +/-5EV in 0.3EV Image stabiliser Built in, sensor shift mechanismwith 5.5EV benefit Shutter Mechanical 60mins to 1/4000sec, B mode to 60mins. Electronic 60mins to 1/16,000sec Flash sync 1/125sec Continuous shooting Up to 5fps in continuous highmode Autofocus Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF). Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13×9/25×17. Zone AF: 3×3 / 5×5 / 7×7. Wide/Tracking AF: AF-S andWide / AF-C Storagemedia 2xSD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-I / UHS-II Viewfinder 0.5in approx 5.76million dots OLED colour EVF Monitor 3.2in, 2.36million dots, tilt in three directions, touchscreen, approx 100%coverage Sub LCDmonitor 1.8in Rear submonitor 2.05in Start-up time 0.4 seconds Filmsimulation 16modes including Classic Chrome, Eterna and Provia Video format MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, HEVC/H.265, Audio: Linear PCM/ stereo sound 24bit/48KHz sampling) Movie resolutions DCI4K (4096×2160). 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p up to 60mins. 4K (3840×2160). 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p up to approx 60min. Full HD Power supply 2x NP-T125, works with one Interfaces USB Type-C 3,2, HMDI Micro connector, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Capacity 800 frames approx Dimensions (wxdxh) 156.2×144×75.1mm Weight 1400g including EVF, battery, x2 memory cards Contact

With a resolution of 102 megapixels and a body-only price of £9999, Fujifilm’s latest medium format camera sets the bar very high indeed if ultimate image quality is your aim

Words and images byWill Cheung

When it comes to megapixels, most of us have more than enough, yet in their search for sales, the camera makers are striving for evenmore. Fujifilm wasn’t the first to break the 100-megapixel barrier with its 102-megapixel GFX100, but it is the first to do it with a camera body that sells for under £10K. You don’t need me to tell you £10K is a lot of money, but in the world of ultra-high resolution medium format cameras, that price is groundbreaking and should be up there in lights as a headline feature, along with the camera’s super-high megapixel count and all the other head-turning features that the camera boasts. So, having contextualised its price and market position, let’s dig into the GFX100’s long feature list. The GFX100’s 102-megapixel sensor is a CMOS, back-side illuminated (BSI) unit measuring 44x33mm – 1.7x larger than the 35mm format. Unlike Fujifilm’s APS-C format X Series cameras, which use X-Trans sensors with the ‘random’ 6x6 pixel array, this sensor is aBayerpattern,with the traditional two green, one red, one blue pixel in a 2x2 grid and is optical low-pass filter free for maximum image resolution. The sensor works with the high- performance X-Processor 4 engine and has a native speed range of ISO 100 to 12,800, expandable to 50 and 102,400, as well as the usual JPEG and Raw format shooting options. In Raw, you have the extra option of shooting either in 14- or 16-bit, both recordable as uncompressed or compressed lossless formats. See the

panel ‘Performance: 14-bit and 16-bit’ for more on this feature. For video workers, the GFX100 has 4K/30p/10-bit colour (the world’s first mirrorless camera of this format to provide this), using data oversampling to give 50.5 megapixels (approx) to render video, and supports F-Log and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) for HDR footage. To help you make the most of the camera’s sensor for still and movie capture, the dust- and weather- resistantbody(with95seals)housesa five-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) sensor shift system with a 5.5EV benefit. The shutter unit itself is also suspended using four springs to minimise the effect of shutter shock to further help sharp shooting with slow shutter speeds. The GFX100 is the first in the family to boast Fujifilm’s phase detectionautofocusalgorithm–taken from the latest X Series cameras – which uses 3.76 million phase detection pixels placed across the image sensor, and gives increasedAF speed with a benefit of up to 200%, up to twice as fast as a conventional contrast detect system. Along with this is an improved face and eye detect AF system, which offers better

Images The GFX100 has a dust- and weather-resistant body with 95 seals, and houses a five-axis in-body stabilisation sensor shift system. It also boasts an integrated vertical grip, allowing room for two batteries

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