Fujifilm’s GFX100S II: Game-Changer in High-Res Photography Launched

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Key Takeaways

  • Fujifilm has introduced the GFX100S II, the lightest and most affordable 100MP camera in its GFX System lineup.
  • The compact camera features a large format sensor, high-speed X-Processor 5, AI-powered autofocus, and an in-body image stabilization system.
  • Available from June for $5000, the GFX100S II is set to make high-resolution photography more accessible.

Fujifilm has unveiled its latest camera, the GFX100S II, which is part of its GFX System. The new camera is being hailed as the lightest and most cost-effective 100MP camera in its range.

The GFX100S II camera is reported to feature a compact size of approximately 104mm (4 inches) in height and 87mm (3.4 inches) in depth, similar to previous GFX System models. Its body is designed with Fujifilm’s BISHAMON-TEX textured exterior for a comfortable grip.

The new Fujifilm camera is also rumored to have a large-format sensor, approximately 1.7 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor. This sensor, coupled with Fujifilm’s latest high-speed image processing engine, X-Processor 5, allows for high-resolution images with rich tonal expression and three-dimensional rendering.

The GFX 100S II shares numerous features with the flagship GFX 100 II, announced about eight months ago. Despite their similarities in advanced camera features, the GFX100S II is surprisingly lightweight, weighing approximately 883 grams (31 ounces), making it the lightest digital camera in the GFX System.

It also offers fast and AI-powered autofocus (AF) and a continuous shooting speed of up to 7.0 frames per second. The in-body image stabilization (IBIS) function achieves a maximum of eight-stop five-axis performance, the best in the GFX System.

Availability and Pricing

The GFX100S II will be available in June for $5,000 with an optional MHG-GFX S hand grip, projected to retail for $150.

This pricing range could further push more Fujifilm cameras into the hands of photographers, as cameras with large-format sensors and high megapixel counts have been out of reach due to their high cost. For instance, Sony Alpha 1 and Nikon Z 9 cameras currently cost $6500 and $5500 on Amazon, respectively.

Although Fujifilm’s GFX medium-format lineup was introduced in early 2017, it has grown swiftly with new cameras and lenses. The recently unveiled GFX 100S II is the seventh model and fifth to boast a CMOS sensor exceeding 100 megapixels.