Recently, Fuji officially announced the price of the Fujifilm GFX100 mirrorless camera, with a single body price of 67,900 yuan. This will be roughly around 6.86 lakh INR in India. The GFX100 is the world’s first 100-megapixel mirrorless camera.
According to Fuji officials, the GFX100 uses a Fuji custom-made, third-party foundry BSI CMOS sensor. This simply means that the GFX100 uses a Sony IMX461 sensor with fine-tuned parameters, which is much better than the standard version.
For example, the spec sheet shows that the IMX461 can only do 8.7FPS at 25MP 12bit. But the GFX100 can shoot 4K30P Log video with full frame and supersampling support.
However, the video capabilities aren’t the talking point of GFX100 camera. Its most important upgrade was to increase the normal photo pixels by 102 million (11656 x 8742), and for the first time, they have integrated the five-axis anti-shake on a medium format camera. This has improved the amount of detail captured by a huge amount!
The following is a photo taken in the studio using the GFX100. The photo on the above shows the photo. The photo below is 100% partial cropping. This will give you a great idea about the 100 MP capabilities of this camera!
In the scene with sufficient exposure or relatively sufficient light, the GFX100’s low sensitivity is quite good. The amount of detail is quite good. Using the five-axis anti-shake, the stability of the picture is very good when viewing the scene. So you don’t have to hold the camera with a tripod all the time and hence the degree of freedom of composition is higher.
Fujifilm GFX100 problems and issues
However, the larger frame size of the Fujifilm GFX100 also brings a problem – focus. The equivalent focal length transfer coefficient of GFX100 is 0.8 times, but it is not high. It is strongly recommended to turn on the face and eye recognition when shooting portraits, which can greatly improve the ease of focusing.
The five-axis anti-shake design first appeared on the M43 micro-Olympus EM5. After so many years of development, the medium format has finally used the five-axis anti-shake for the body.
The Fujifilm GFX100 only body price of 6.86 Lakhs INR isn’t exactly a modest price. But Fuji might launch a very attractive new after-sales service in the future, which can greatly improve the camera price. So we should wait for the official Fuji announcement in India.
So guys what do you think? Would this camera become the tool of choice for pros and amateurs alike? Only time can answer this question. Do let us know what you personally think in the comments section below! We for sure aren’t gonna buy anything like this anytime soon!
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