Fujifilm GFX 100S II Large-Format Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm GFX 100S II Large-Format Mirrorless Camera

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Valhalla, NY—The latest addition to Fujifilm’s GFX mirrorless digital camera lineup, the Fujifilm GFX 100S II harnesses the image quality and functionality of the larger GFX 100 II but in a smaller, lighter GFX camera body. Fujifilm is aiming the camera at image makers who want to expand their system or are seeking an entry point into large-format photography.

“Our GFX system continues to revolutionize ultrahigh-resolution, large-format image making by taking it out of specialist studio environments and putting into the hands of passionate creatives across all genres, styles and applications,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Electronic Imaging Division and Optical Devices Division, Fujifilm North America Corporation. “GFX 100S II is the natural next step in the evolution of the product line that specifically caters to the needs of photographers who have wanted additional autofocus performance and responsiveness from their GFX 100S cameras. We feel we’ve really delivered in that regard and done so in a way that allows it to keep its compact form factor, which means it can make an appearance in almost any creative setting.”

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Fujifilm GFX 100S II

The GFX 100S II uses a new GFX 102MP CMOS II large-format sensor approximately 1.7x larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor. Moreover, it’s paired with Fujifilm’s latest high-speed image-processing engine, the X-Processor 5. And all this tech is housed within a body weighing 31 ounces. It measures 4 inches in height with a depth of 3.4 inches. Thus, it is the lightest digital camera in the GFX system.

Fujifilm GFX 100S II Key Features

Fujifilm engineered the camera to deliver rich tonal expression and three-dimensional rendering, aided by AI-based subject detection. It features fast, precise autofocus (AF) and a continuous shooting speed of 7.0 frames per second. Further, an in-body image stabilization (IBIS) function achieves a maximum of 8-stop, five-axis shake compensation, the best in the GFX system.

Fujifilm’s engineers improved the pixel structure in the newly developed 102MP sensor. They boosted the new sensor’s saturated electrons, enabling the use of ISO 80 as a standard sensitivity. At this setting and when shooting in 16-bit RAW, the camera can create images at greater dynamic range and with lower noise than previous GFX models.

The GFX 100S II also offers 20 film simulation modes, including Reala Ace. This simulation combines faithful color reproduction and well-defined tonal expression. In addition, Pixel Shift Multi-Shot technology controls the IBIS function to shift the image sensor while creating photos. By creating a 16-shot RAW file, shifting the image sensor by 0.5 pixels for each shot, and using the dedicated Pixel Shift Combiner software to combine the 16 RAW files, it’s possible to generate an image with approximately 400 million pixels.

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Fujifilm GFX 100S II

What’s more, real color mode captures four RAW files with a one-pixel shift for each image, to generate 102MP images while suppressing false colors And it does so in one-fourth of the imaging time and data volume of the previous GFX model.

In addition to its evolved face and eye AF achieved through algorithm advancements, the camera’s AI-based subject detection AF was developed with deep learning technology. It can detect animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, trains, insects as well as drones. Plus, an improved AF predictive algorithm permits it to handle high-speed motion tracking more effectively.

Video Prowess

Furthermore, the new sensor makes the standard ISO 100 available in video mode. Consequently, the camera delivers higher image quality in video footage than previous GFX models. And it uses its tracking AF function during video recording. When using AF-C + wide/tracking AF, photographers can track the main subject even in situations where multiple subjects are present.

The camera records 4K video at 30 fps and is capable of recording in 4K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit on an SD memory card. It also offers compatible recording using Apple ProRes by connecting an external SSD via a USB Type C cable. Moreover, F-Log2 achieves a wide dynamic range of 13+ stops for recording, for flexibility in postproduction. The camera also records and outputs different video formats using different recording media and HDMI output.

Notably, the large-format camera provides accessory-free, native camera-to-cloud integration with A

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dobe’ Frame.io. As a result, photographers can wirelessly connect any GFX 100S II to an Internet connection, authenticate it to Frame.io, and automatically upload photos and videos right after they’re created.

Another key feature is an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a magnification of 0.84x and 5.76-million dots that can suppress image distortion and flow caused by shifts in the position of the eye.

The Fujifilm GFX 100S II will reach retail shelves in June 2024. It will have a suggested retail price of $4,995.95.

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