Fujifilm GFX100S Medium Format Camera (Body Only)
For the past number of years, Fujifilm has led the way with medium format mirrorless cameras. Today, the company is no different. Fujifilm has announced the desirable new medium format Fujifilm GFX100S. Drawing from the trio of predecessors the GFX 50S, GFX 50R and more notably the GFX100, the newer version combines the best qualities to reveal something professionals have wanted for years.
Bragging Rights: What The Fujifilm GFX100S Can Brag About
If 102 Megapixels isn’t enough to brag about then how about the new high-performance quad-core X-Processor 4 CPU? With a back-illuminated CMOS large format sensor under the hood, professionals won’t have any bug with the image quality. However, if you compare the lower-resolution sensors found in ‘traditional’ full-frame DSLR and mirrorless cameras the GFX100S towers above at approximately 1.7x the size. What this means for your photos is they will portray an incredibly shallow depth of field, fantastic dynamic range, faithful colour reproduction, and outstanding high-ISO performance. Some other notable features you can expect to find on the camera include:
Ultra Sonic Vibration Sensor Cleaning System
X-Processor 4 Image Processing Engine
In-Body Image Stabilisation with Compensation Effect of 6.0 Stops
Mechanical and Electronic Shutter
4K Video Recording
The GFX100S Feels Familiar To Professionals
If one thing is true, Fujifilm knows their audience. The feedback from Fujifilm ambassadors is free-flowing, ensuring the quality of the product is on-point. So when you first touch the Fujifilm GFX100S, either from an X-T series or GFX series camera, you’ll know where to find all the important buttons and dials. Looking at the top of the camera you’ll notice the consistent layout. The main mode dial sits prominently on the left-hand side and a large1.8-inch LCD is positioned above where your thumb would rest.
Turning your attention to the rear of the camera you’ll notice the acrobatic design of the rear 3.2-inch LCD. For those professionals who don’t like climbing ladders or getting their knees dirty, this is a welcome addition. The main camera buttons on the back of the camera are almost unchanged from the GFX100. You’ll find the focus selector (Single, Continuous or Manual), DRIVE button, navigation joystick, AEL (Auto Exposure Lock), and AF ON (Auto Focus on). It took many years for these buttons to find themselves in these positions so it’s good to see Fujifilm is listening to the photographers about the placement of these buttons.
Built Like a Tank With Stalisation
The impressive design doesn’t stop with the ergonomics of this camera. When you align the GFX100S against the riff-raff you may confuse its medium format size for a full-frame camera. At only 900g, this tank-like body is only 15cm wide, 10.4cm tall and a mere 8.7cm deep (6cm shorter and 500g lighter than the GFX100). In other words, it's a perfect handhold for a professional photographer.
The GFX100S is also made to operate in temperatures as low as -10°C. With a dust and moisture-resistant body, professional photographers can take it anywhere without a worry. Also with a magnesium alloy casing that is purposely denser around the lens mount by 1mm compared to GFX100 this camera is made for longer lenses.
Within the inner workings, IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation) plays a big role in making sure all photos and video is stabilized regardless of the lens mount. There’s a newly redesigned shutter unit that unlocks a host of frame rates and also a smaller yet efficient lithium-ion battery to keep you shooting longer.
The GFX100S Has Outstanding Autofocus For a Medium Format Camera
Make sure you are sitting down when you try out the autofocus on the GFX100S. You’ll be impressed - especially with the newly announced GF80mm F1.7 lens. With IBIS responsible for delivering up to 6-stops of vibration reduction the autofocus delivers in spades.
The focus system pulls from the success of the Fujifilm's X Series. With phase detection autofocus covering the majority of the back-lit CMOS sensor. The result is fast, accurate autofocus even in low light performance.
The GFX100S's Video Is As Impressive As The Photos
Don’t think that this is just for the photographers. With video appealing to the die-hard cinematographers, the GFX100S is capable of cinematic 4K 30p shooting. F-log features internally (10-bit 4:2:0) to ensure tonal gradation in post. If you prefer to record to an external monitor, then Fujifilm enables 12-bit 4:2:2 ProRes RAW through the HDMI port.
In addition to being able to record 4k footage in a 16:9 aspect ratio, GFX100S supports a 17:9 aspect ratio, frequently used in digital cinemas. The most commonly used compression codecs, like H.264 and H.265 are also available. Additionally, professional standards, like the REC.2100 supported Hybrid Gamma Log (HLG), or F-Log can be selected for complete creative control. Compared to using commonly available compression codecs, like H.264, recording footage in F-Log or HLG gives filmmakers much more flexibility in post-production as the footage is brought through the editing and colour-grading process, allowing users to make adjustments to the image’s luminance, colour saturation and many more attributes.
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1x Fujifilm GFX100S Medium Format Camera (Body Only)
1x Fujifilm GFX100S Medium Format Camera (Body Only)
1x Fujifilm NP-W235 Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 2200mAh)
1x AC-5VJ AC Power Adapter
1x Plug Adapter
1x USB Cable
1x Shoulder Strap
1x Fujifilm BCP-002 Body Cap
1x Hot Shoe Cover
1x Cable Protector
This product comes with a
12 month Austalian warranty
from Fujifilm Australia