The Fujifilm GFX100 is a 102-megapixel, stabilized beast of a mirrorless camera

fujifilm gfx100 announced fujifilmgfx100

After moving into medium format, Fujifilm is diving headfirst into triple-digit megapixels. Announced on Wednesday, May 23, the Fujifilm GFX100 doubles the earlier model’s megapixel count with 102, the highest resolution mirrorless camera yet. But that’s not the only first Fujifilm is making claims to — the GFX100 is also the first medium format with in-body image stabilization, 4K video, and a phase detection autofocus working from a backlit sensor. The camera was first teased during Photokina last year as a concept camera.

Designed as a flagship model and not a replacement to the GFX 50S or GFX 50R, the GFX100 houses a 102-megapixel medium format backlit sensor. That’s paired with the X-Processor 4 for handling what’s undoubtedly going to be large image files. The phase detection autofocus system on the sensor focuses up to twice as fast as the company’s other medium-format options, Fujifilm says, inspired by the autofocus on the X-T3. The camera can also shoot in 16-bit RAW or 16-bit TIFF.

That sensor is also capable of capturing 4K video at 30 fps, oversampling to about 50 megapixels for higher quality footage. The GFX100 doesn’t use the full medium-format sensor for that high-resolution video, but a 49.5mm diagonal crop of the sensor when shooting at a 17:9 aspect ratio, which still measures larger than the 43mm of a full-frame sensor. For video, the camera also supports H.265/HEVC codec, F-Log, and Hybrid Log Gamma, along with supporting the Fujifilm film simulation options popular on stills. Videos higher than 4K 30p 10 bit 4:2:0 quality are recorded using external HDMI equipment.

And as if the 102-megapixel sensor and 4K video aren’t enough firsts for the category, the GFX100 uses sensor-shift image stabilization for up to 5.5 stops of stabilization. The in-body stabilization system compensates for pitch, yaw, shift, and roll for more chances to use the medium-format camera handheld.

The technology is wrapped up in a mirrorless body that weighs about three pounds — which Fujifilm says is similar to the weight of a flagship full-frame DSLR. The thinnest point of the GFX100 measures just under two inches. The body is a bit larger than the GFX 50 series options, in part to accommodate a built-in vertical grip, a first for Fujifilm. That grip also allows the camera to accommodate two batteries, rated for about 800 shots together.

Along with a tilting 3.2 inch LCD, a secondary sub monitor can be customized to house exposure settings and other options, freeing up screen space on the main LCD for composition. Another display sits at the top panel. The electronic viewfinder boasts a 5.76-million dot resolution with 100% coverage.

Fujifilm expects the GFX100 to begin shipping in late June, with a list price of about $10,000.

Product Review

The Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S redefines sharp -- but is it worth the cost?

Nikon’s new mirrorless cameras now have a bright, versatile workhorse zoom that can be used without an adapter. Here's how the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S stacks up -- and whether it's worth $2,300.

Hasselblad’s CFV II and 907X are a modern take on a photography classic

The CFV II 50C digital back is compatible with V system cameras from nearly the middle of last century, while the new 907X camera body turns it into an ultra-compact medium format machine using X system lenses.

The best budget-friendly GoPro alternatives that won’t leave you broke

Cold weather is here, and a good action camera is the perfect way to record all your adventures. You don't need to shell out the big bucks for a GoPro: Check out these great GoPro alternatives, including some 4K cameras, that won’t leave…

Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a faster, cheaper, more refined medium-format camera

The sequel to the world's first medium-format mirrorless camera, the Hasselblad X1D II 50C is all about performance improvements and a refined shooting experience. It gains a new processor, OLED EVF, and 3.6-inch LCD screen.

Learn how to create a 360-degree panorama with your phone and Google Street View

Google Street View encourages you to explore the great outdoors, including landmarks, natural wonders, and even your own neighborhood. Learn how to create 360-degree imagery using your smartphone camera to add locations to Google Maps.

Adobe concocts an A.I. that can detect — and reverse — manipulated photos

The company behind the software that's often used to manipulate photographs may help make it easy to spot a fake photo. Researchers at Adobe recently created an artificially intelligent program that can recognize fake photos of faces.

Go go gadget camera! Lensbaby’s Omni lens filter is worthy of Inspector Gadget

Holding a prism in front of your lens has become a popular way to create in-camera effects, but it's not always practical. Lensbaby's Omni uses a pair of magnetic arms to hold different effect wands over the lens, freeing up your hands.

New teleconverter from Olympus doubles the reach of its longest lenses

Olympus is expanding deeper into the territory of sports and wildlife photography with a new 2x teleconverter that offers an impressive 1,200mm full-frame equivalent range when used on the company's current longest lens.

The best webcams you can buy are mostly made by Logitech

Webcams are a bundled feature in most laptops, but if yours doesn't have one or you're video conferencing on a desktop, you might need a standalone webcam. These are the best webcams you can buy.

The Canon PowerShot SX420 bundle gets a massive price cut from Walmart

Looking for a feature-packed and lightweight camera? You may want to check out the Canon PowerShot SX420. Right now, Walmart is offering this model at a huge discount. Normally $611, it is available for only $189.

Good news for Mac photographers — Lightroom now available from Mac App Store

Getting your hands on a copy of Adobe Lightroom CC just got a bit simpler for Mac users. The popular photo-editing app launched on the Mac App Store today, allowing photo editors to skip ordering from Adobe and go right to the App Store.

Take control of your photographic lighting with the best camera flashes for 2019

A good external flash makes your camera more capable and opens up new creative lighting options for you. Here are the best camera flashes you can buy for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, and Panasonic cameras.

Sandmarc crams cinematic video flare into a tiny iPhone anamorphic lens

Looking for some unique flare for your iPhone videos? The Sandmarc iPhone Anamorphic lens captures a wider aspect ratio, oval bokeh, and horizontal flare. The new iPhone lens, designed for video, uses a clip or case-style attachment.

The 2019 class of camera phones is great, and we tested them to find the best

It's the middle of the year, which means it's time for a mid-year camera shootout to find the best among our top phones of 2019. We pit six phones against each other, including the OnePlus 7 Pro, Pixel 3a, and Galaxy S10 Plus.