A smaller version of the Fujifilm GFX 100 is on the way, according to reports… will it be as small as the 50S?
A new, smaller sized version of the Fujifilm GFX 100 will be arriving in 2021 – but its decreased size will not, as quite a few possess posited, mean the removal of the in-body image stabilization (IBIS) unit.
That’s based on the latest statement, claiming a successor to Fujifilm’s flagship medium format camera will undoubtedly be arriving inside the new 12 months. Unlike the current infrared edition of the digital camera, which just replaces the picture sensor, this fresh Fujifilm GFX 100 will have a very redesigned smaller entire body.
While it would be possible to produce a chassis of similar dimension to the Fujifilm GFX 50S or 50R, that could require removing the IBIS unit – an element that is really substantial in proportions, as you’ll expect of a system made to stabilize a gigantic moderate format sensor (that is 67% bigger than a full-frame sensor).
This led some to take a position that the IBIS unit will be sacrificed for the brand new GFX 100’s smaller frame, but a written report by Fuji Rumors states that it’ll indeed feature in-body image stabilization.
In addition, it noted that the sensor would be the same 102MP BSI Bayer affair because the existing camera, thus unless there is a new processor chip then don’t expect any huge overall performance differences (apart from the new physical benefits). More news once we have it.
Well Here’s the original story that you should know:
The Fujifilm GFX line-up is due to get a new addition soon, with the latest camera rumoured to be arriving in early 2021. Apparently, this new Fujifilm GFX camera will be using the same sensor as the current Fujifilm GFX100, which means it’ll have a 102MP backside-illuminated Bayer sensor with full phase-detection coverage.
Any further details on what we can expect from this upcoming medium format camera are scarce, but it’s likely we’ll begin to hear more information as 2020 draws to a close and 2021 begins.
The only other tidbit of info we’ve heard from camera rumours site Fuji Rumors is that this new camera won’t be a monochrome camera. While monochrome cameras aren’t exactly a dime a dozen, there are a few black & white digital cameras that you can purchase, including the Leica M Monochrom. There have been rumours of a Fujifilm monochrome camera for a while, which is likely why this particular rumour had to be refuted.
The original Fujifilm GFX line began with the Fujifilm GFX50S, released in 2017 with a 51.4MP sensor. This was updated with the Fujifilm GFX50R in 2018, which was then superseded by the Fujifilm GFX100 in 2019. With this speedy update schedule in mind, a 2021 release actually seems a little late on Fujifilm’s behalf.
It also means we’d likely expect the 2021 Fujifilm GFX100(R?) to only be an incremental update to the original GFX100. If based on the differences between the original GFX50S and the later GFX50R, we might expect the upcoming camera to feature slimmer, parred-down physical features and a slightly more affordable price. However, this is pure speculation and we’ll have to wait until the official release date for more information.