We first heard about the Fujifilm GFX100 100-megapixel mirrorless camera last fall during Photokina when it was still in prototype form, and saw it a few weeks later under glass during Photo Plus. It’s fair to say that since then we’ve been anticipating when this beast of a camera will finally hit the market. Today, Fujifilm announced that the $10,000 mirrorless camera will be available at the end of June.
Here is what else we know about it:
- 102 megapixel, 55mm large format back-illuminated CMOS sensor
- X-Processor 4 engine
- 3.76 on-board phase detection hybrid auto-focus that offers nearly 100% sensor coverage
- 4K, 30 p video recording
- Native ISO of 100
- In camera 5-axis image stabilization that Fujifilm says offers 5.5 stop image stabilization
- Suspended shutter unit to minimize shutter shock
- Fujifilm film simulations
- Magnesium Alloy body with an integrated vertical grip
- Dust-resistant and weather-resistant, with 95 weather sealed points
The GFX100 will rightfully become the flagship model of the GFX mirrorless cameras when it is released next month. And while the price tag pushes it out of reach for the consumer and enthusiast markets, it’s considerably cheaper when compared to the cost of other 100-megapixel systems out there like Hasselblad and Phase One. Plus, Fujifilm’s new system has in-body five axis camera stabilization, and can shoot 4K video, which makes it handle more like a much smaller and more agile camera.