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Fujifilm is developing a 100 MP medium format monster

Fujifilm is developing a 100 M...
The next GFX medium format flagship is due for release some time in 2019
The next GFX medium format flagship is due for release some time in 2019
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The GFX100Megapixels Concept announced at Photokina 2018 will rock a 102 megapixel medium format sensor
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The GFX100Megapixels Concept announced at Photokina 2018 will rock a 102 megapixel medium format sensor
Fujifilm says that the GFX100Megapixels Concept medium format camera will be about the same size as a full-frame DSLR
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Fujifilm says that the GFX100Megapixels Concept medium format camera will be about the same size as a full-frame DSLR
There's a distinct lack of control dials to the top of the GFX100Megapixels Concept medium format camera
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There's a distinct lack of control dials to the top of the GFX100Megapixels Concept medium format camera
The next GFX medium format flagship is due for release some time in 2019
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The next GFX medium format flagship is due for release some time in 2019
Fujifilm's GFX100Megapixels Concept on display at Photokina 2018
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Fujifilm's GFX100Megapixels Concept on display at Photokina 2018
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Fujifilm has had quite a busy Photokina 2018 so far, announcing a new instant camera, an upcoming projector sporting a rotating Fujinon lens and a new GFX medium format series flagship. The 50R wasn't the only GFX camera announced though, the company also outlined plans for the development of a 100 megapixel medium format concept.

The GFX100Megapixels Concept medium format camera previews a GFX series flagship that will rock a 102 million pixels image sensor that's paired with the company's X-Processor 4 processing engine. The large G Format sensor will be about 1.7 times the size of a full-frame image sensor, at 43.8 x 32.9 mm, and naturally Fujifilm is promising "world-leading image quality."

Like the GFX 50R rangefinder, the new camera will be aimed at the professional end of the consumer market, and is pitched as the first medium format mirrorless cameras to feature phase detection autofocus for fast and accurate tracking AF.

Fujifilm's GFX100Megapixels Concept on display at Photokina 2018
Fujifilm's GFX100Megapixels Concept on display at Photokina 2018

Fujifilm has also incorporated image stabilization into the design, another world's first. The shake reduction system is expected to work with "all varieties of interchangeable lenses," though it's unclear if that means all Fujinon GF lenses or whether the camera will accept more glass.

The final morsel revealed in Cologne is that the next king of the GFX line – which is promised to have about the same dimensions as a full-frame DSLR – will be capable of recording 4K videos at 30 frames per second with 10-bit color support.

And that's it for now, other than an expected 2019 availability window.

Source: Fujifilm

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2 comments
Rusty Harris
I won't even attempt a guess at what this thing will cost ;-)
jd_dunerider
I was excited until I saw only 30 fps at 4k. Doesn't leave enough room for doing quality slowmo in editing.