Fujifilm surprises with GFX 100 development announcement: 100MP, IBIS, phase-detect and more!


posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM EST


In addition to announcing the rangefinder-styled GFX 50R, Fujifilm also announced today at Photokina the development of the GFX 100, a 100-megapixel medium format mirrorless camera.

Sporting a new magnesium alloy body with a fixed-grip design -- much like that of a Canon 1D X II or Nikon D5 -- the Fuji GFX 100 offers a load of never-before-seen features for a medium format camera. Sensor resolution aside, the GFX 100 includes on-sensor phase-detect autofocus across 100% of the image sensor, which neither the GFX 50S nor the new 50R features and should provide much faster AF performance.

Furthermore, the GFX 100 also features the world's first in-body image stabilization system for a medium format mirrorless camera -- no doubt one of the reasons for the larger body design.


We were told in an interview with Fuji exectutives last year at CP+ that the GF system lenses were designed with a 100MP sensor in mind, so it's not totally shocking to see a new GFX model being developed that takes advantage of these lens' full optical performance.

For video shooters out there, the Fuji GFX 100 is also the first medium format camera to offer 4K video recording. The GFX 100 will be able to shoot 10-bit video up to 4K at 30fps.

The Fujifilm GFX 100 is scheduled to go on sale sometime in the early half of 2019 with a retail price around the $10,000 mark.