Valhalla, NY—Along with three new GFX system lenses, Fujifilm North America Corporation introduced the Fujifilm GFX100 II camera. What’s more, it is the new flagship of the GFX system’s family of mirrorless digital cameras.
Incorporating a 55mm, large-format image sensor that’s nearly 1.7x larger than the 35mm sensors found in full-frame cameras, the GFX100 II produces images with broad dynamic range at a very shallow depth of field.
“Imaging professionals rely on Fujifilm GFX system cameras and lenses to take their best mages to another level,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Electronic Imaging Division and Optical Devices Division, Fujifilm North America Corporation. “GFX100 II is another incredible design and engineering feat for Fujifilm. We’re incredibly excited to see the new creative heights that will be achieved with this camera when it gets into the hands of our photographers and filmmakers.”
Fujifilm GFX100 II Specs
The GFX100 II employs a newly developed, 102-megapixel, high-speed image sensor. It integrates with Fujifilm’s latest 5th generation X-Processor 5 image-processing engine, which doubles the signal readout speed compared to the current model. This in turn provides benefits in the areas of high-speed, continuous shutter mode, autofocus (AF) and video recording.
The 102MP sensor and X-Processor 5 deliver Artificial Intelligence (AI) based subject-detection autofocus (AF). Developed with Deep Learning technology and updated with the latest prediction AF algorithm, the GFX100 II now incorporates AI-based subject-detection AF to track and detect animals, birds, vehicles and other fast-moving objects. They include insects and drones. Furthermore, it automatically keeps them in focus so photographers can concentrate on framing their images and waiting for the perfect moment to make their image.
In addition, the GFX100 II boasts increased burst shooting speeds of 8 frames per second (up from 5 fps). The goal is to expand the GFX100 II’s application across fashion, commercial, landscape and sports photography as well as photojournalism. Further, its expanded buffer memory extends burst capabilities.
The GFX100 II’s new sensor also provides enhanced capabilities for video production. A major first for GFX cameras, the GX100 II internally records Apple ProRes 4:2:2 10-bit video at 4K/60p and 8K/30p.
What’s more, with the use of an optional, third-party GF to PL lens adapter, multiple video recording formats are natively accommodated on the camera. Consequently, Fujinon Premista large-format and 35mm anamorphic cinema lenses are adaptable for various uses, including cinematic applications.
Additionally, the GFX100 II supports three Apple ProRes codecs: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 LT. When recording in Apple ProRes, the camera also outputs h.264 and Apple ProRes 422 proxy files to streamline workflows from production to postproduction.
The GFX100 II also provides Ethernet, HDMI Type A and USB-C terminals for external device connectivity. Plus, dual card slots support one CFexpress Type B and one SD card. The camera also features native, accessory-free integration for Frame.io Camera to Cloud to deliver files directly to the cloud. It also supports Atomos AirGlu BT, which allows timecode on the GFX100 II to be accurately jammed and synchronized across various accessories. This includes audio recorders and other hardware and software products commonly used in video production.
For heightened creativity, the camera includes 20 film simulation modes, including the new REALA ACE mode. Based on Fujifilm’s color negative film, this mode offers a neutral color reproduction suitable for all subject types.
Also notable is that Fujifilm’s innovation of the pixel structure has enabled the use of ISO 80 as a standard sensitivity. When the sensor sensitivity is set at ISO 80, the camera can make images with dramatic dynamic range and noise levels that are lower than the previous GFX100 and GFX100S models.
Finally, hardware upgrades include a five-axis, in-body image stabilization that provides 8-stops of image stabilization; a 1.0x viewfinder magnification and 9.44-million-dot EVF. The camera’s new design also features a large, sub-LCD, tilted top panel and a textured grip.
Fujifilm expects to release the GFX100 II in early fall 2023. It will have a suggested retail price of $7,499.95. The company will also make several optional accessories available for the camera.