Fujifilm has announced the GFX100 II, its latest flagship medium format camera and the replacement for the GFX100. It features a new 102MP high-speed sensor dubbed ‘GFX 102MP CMOS II HS’ paired with the X-Processor 5, a combination that doubles the signal readout speed compared to its predecessor. The Fujifilm GFX100 II is designed to excel in continuous shooting, autofocus, and video recording.
Thanks to its 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor, which is 1.7x the size of a ‘full-frame’ sensor, the GFX100 II is claimed to deliver rich tonal variations and exceptional detail. For the first time in the GFX Series, the GFX100 II has AI-based subject-detection AF developed through Deep Learning technology and the latest prediction AF algorithm first seen in the Fujifilm X-H2S. These advancements, along with the improved burst shooting capacity (8 frames per second, up from 5fps) make the camera more versatile for a wide range of photography, including sports, news and fashion photography.
Medium format video
The Fujifilm GFX100 II is also a highly-specified video camera and is capable of recording 4K/60P 4:2:2 10-bit videos internally. It also supports 8K/30P video recording for the first time in the GFX camera. In addition, the large sensor enables a new collection of ‘Video Format’ modes to suit a range of cine recording formats, such as Premista, 35mm, and anamorphic setups. The boosted sensor readout speed and tracking AF also make it the most versatile medium format camera to date.
To enhance its videography capabilities further, there’s an optional Cooling Fan FAN-001 to extend recording times by maintaining the camera’s temperature within operational ranges.
The Fujifilm GFX100 II has expanded connectivity in comparison with its predecessor and features an Ethernet port along with a full-size HDMI Type A port and a USB-C terminal. These ports facilitate external device connection, supporting cloud service ‘Frame.io Camera to Cloud’ and timecode synchronization with ATOMOS AirGlu, for a more streamlined workflow. The USB-C port also allows direct recording to an SSD.
Commercial photographers may find the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function useful, with its ability to create 400MP images. Moreover, the GFX100 II offers HEIF format, ensuring better image quality with smaller file sizes, albeit with more limited compatibility compared to JPEG.
The Fujifilm GFX100 II also introduces a new Film Simulation mode, ‘Reala Ace’, emulating the popular film emulsion.
The in-body image stabilisation has also been enhanced with up to 8-stops of shutter speed compensation.
In the viewfinder department, the GFX100 II boasts a 0.64-inch 9.44-million-dot EVF (electronic viewfinder), with up to 1.0x magnification at a reduced resolution. The detachable nature of the viewfinder, similar to the first GFX camera, the GFX50S, means it is compatible with the optional EVF-TLT1 Tilt Adapter, giving greater flexibility when composing images from awkward angles.
Finally, the GFX100 II hosts a 3.2-inch 2.36-million-dot touchscreen that offers tilt adjustments in three directions, ensuring comfort and versatility whether shooting in portrait or landscape orientations. This is accompanied by a sub-LCD that conveniently displays key data.
Fujifilm seems to have pulled out all the stops to make the GFX100 II set a new benchmark in the medium format camera sector.
Fujifilm GFX100 II price and availability
The Fujifilm GFX100 II’s price is £6,999 / $7,499 / ¢7,999, and it will be available from 26th September 2023.
- Camera type: Medium format mirrorless
- Announced: 12th September 2023
- Sensor: 102Mp Medium format (43.8 x 32.9mm) CMOS with Bayer colour filter array
- Maximum image size: 11648 x 8736
- Processor: X Processor 5
- Lens mount: Fujifilm G
- Autofocus system: Intelligent Hybrid AF (contrast AF / phase-detection AF) with up to 425 selectable AF points
- Subject Detection AF: Human Eye/Face or Animal, Bird, Automobile, Motorcycle & Bike, Airplane, Train
- Viewfinder: 0.64-inch 9.44-million-dot OLED with 1x, 0.94x, 0.89x, 0.83x or 0.77x magnifications
- Screen: 3-direction tilting 3.2-inch 2.36million-dot touchscreen
- Maximum Continuous Shooting rate and burst depth: 8fps for 1000+ Jpegs, 325 compressed raw, 302 lossless compressed raw or 76 uncompressed raw
- Sensitivity range: Stills: ISO 80-12,800 expandable to ISO 40-102,400, Video: ISO 100-12,800 expandable ISO 25,600
- Image stabilisation: In-body 5-axis giving 8EV compensation, Plus Digital IS and IS Boost for video
- Video formats: MOV: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Linear PCM (Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling), Apple ProRes 422, Linear PCM (Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling), Apple ProRes 422 LT, Linear PCM (Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz, sampling), HEVC/H.265, Linear PCM (Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling), MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Linear PCM (Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling), MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AAC
- Video compression: All Intra, Long GOP
- Max video resolution: 8K (8192 x 4320) at 24p, 23.98p, 8K (7680 x 4320) 29.97p, 25p,24p, 23.98p, 8K (8192 x 2968) 24p, 23.98p
- Film Simulation Modes: 20 modes: Provia/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, Astia/Soft, Classic Chrome, Reala Ace, Pro Neg.Hi, Pro Neg.Std Classic Neg., Nostalgic Neg., Eterna/Cinema, Eterna Beach Bypass, Acros, Acros + Ye Filter, Acros + R Filter, Acros + G Filter, Black & White, Black & White + Ye Filter, Black & White + R Filter, Black & White + G Filter, Sepia
- Storage: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-II
- Battery: NP-W325, Normal mode: 540 images or 60min 8K 29.97p
- Dimensions W x H X D: 152.4 x 117.4 x 98.6mm
- Weight: 1,030g including EVF, battery and card