Fujifilm has launched the GFX 100 in India. The GFX 100 is a Medium Format Camera with a massive 102-Megapixel sensor resolution. Launched at a price of Rs. 7,86,999/- for the body only. this camera is certainly aimed at working professionals who have the need for high-resolution along with the performance of the medium format sensor.
Technically speaking, a medium format sensor is way bigger than a standard 35mm full-frame sensor. We have seen the Fujifilm GFX 50s and the GFX 50R which is a rangefinder style medium format camera with a megapixel count of 51.4 Megapixels.
Coming to the GFX 100, it has a whopping 102-Megapixel sensor (Fujifilm calls it modern day Large Format) and comes with 5-axis in body stabilization in a very impressive compact form factor and weather sealing as the icing on the cake. Fujifilm brought the medium format just a couple of years ago and it was quite an affordable way to get into medium format photography. With the GFX 100 now launched, the line up is surely an interesting proposition, especially for professionals who have the need for printing huge images for magazines, banners and billboards for that ultra-high clarity.
The GFX 100 was first showcased in Photokina 2018 and was immediately a topic of discussion in the tech and photography community. It uses a new 55mm sensor that can shoot 102-Megapixel images. Not only this, but the GFX 100 can also shoot 4K 30p videos using the full width of the sensor. It is to be noted that it is not directly aimed at video makers but then Fuji didn’t really want the GFX 100 to miss out on the latest features.
A first in the industry, the GFX 100 is the only mirrorless camera that has such a high resolution along with phase detection autofocus which is said to cover 100 percent of the sensor area. The in-body image stabilization as Fuji claims gives up to 5.5 stops of stabilization.
Under the hood, the Fujifilm GFX 100 uses a Fujifilm-X Processor 4 and supports a native ISO range of 100 to 12800. It produced 16-bit RAW images with ultra-high colour accuracy and has a very wide dynamic range. It uses a mechanical shutter as well as an electronic one. The mechanical shutter on the GFX 100 uses spring damping to eliminate any shocks which are caused while shooting.
In the video department, the GFX 100 is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps and uncompressed 4.2.2 files when shooting with an external recorder. It gets the famous Fujifilm ‘Film Simulation’ modes and F-Log for shooting videos. All of this goodness is packed in a magnesium alloy body along with weather sealing that is quite compact as compared to a full-frame DSLR.