Fujifilm GFX100 Mirrorless Camera With A 102 MP Sensor Launched
Japanese imaging and photography giant Fujifilm has announced its latest mirrorless camera. Called the GFX100, it features a whopping 102 MP resolution sensor and is the first camera in a world to feature such a high-resolution sensor. While it was in development for quite a while now, the company has finally announced in a press release that it is ready to go on sale soon.
As mentioned previously, the Fujifilm GFX100 is the world’s first commercially available mirrorless camera to feature a 102 MP sensor. In terms of design, it has magnesium allow body which the company claims is robust and weather sealed. It weighs 1400g including the two batteries, memory card and the electronic viewfinder; and has an equivalent form factor to that of a regular DSLR camera with a 35mm full-frame sensor. It has a tilting rear touch LCD display which measures 3.2 inches. There is also a 2.05-inch sub monitor which can display necessary information like exposure and shot controls. The focal plane shutter on the top of the camera has inbuilt springs that are claimed to reduce shutter shock which generally results in blurry images.
The Fujifilm GFX100 is capable of capturing detailed, 16-bit RAW and 16-bit TIFF images with available filters like Velvia, Eterna Cinema and Monochrome. It also has a new “Smooth Skin Effect” which saves time for post-processing by flattening the portrait shots. The camera can capture 4k videos at 30fps and features five-axis image stabilisation for smoother handheld footage. In terms of battery, it can accommodate two GFX series batteries; which extend the number of frames captured per charge to 800 when rear LCD is in use. In terms of pricing and availability, the Fujifilm GFX100 will go on sale starting the 27th of June; and will cost a hefty US$ 10,000 (Rs. 6,97,000) for potential buyers.