Fall Will Bring A New FujiFilm GFX 100 II – Medium Format Flagship Gets An Update!

The FujiFilm update to their medium format camera has been rumored and is now about to become available.

The GFX 100II will be here this fall!


What do you get different from the last model?
For one thing the learnings of the sensor on the X-H2s, you get an improved 102MP Sensor with faster and better AF. We all need that!
Burst shooting has gone from 5 FPS to 8 FPS


A new film simulation has been added called REALA ACE, giving you 20 Film Simulation modes in total.

Vast improvements in video capabilities : The ability to internally record Apple ProRes 4:2:2, 10-bit video at 4K/60p and 8K/30p is a major first for GFX System cameras.

A big thing added is the ability to use Cam to Cloud file transfer, which was only available as an added grip on the recent H2 and H2s.
You and members of your team, can upload files to the cloud, using Frame.io, allowing an editor to begin the cut, while the team are in different locations. Just make sure you have good internet,

And yes, with the articulated screen, you can pretzel yourself into a range of angles. 3 direction LCD. Below images with the accessory grip.

More on this at another time as I test the real world capabilities. Pricing for the body and accessories at the end of this post.

Looks great on paper.

“Hardware enhancements include a five-axis, in-body image stabilization (IBIS) that provides up to 8-stops of image stabilization, as well as 1.0x viewfinder magnification, and a high-magnification, high-definition 9.44-million-dot EVF. The camera’s new design also features a large, sub-LCD, tilted top panel, and a fashionably textured grip.”

With all of the press, AF improvements, & video capabilities, they seem to be positioning this as a photojournalist camera as well as a studio standard.
One of the joys of Fuji X series has been the size and weight of a great camera. If this camera in the hand and on the street plays right, we’ll see if the extra weight makes it a standard bearer.

A lot of friends who shoot studio love the current GFX100. Is this the camera you’ve been waiting for?
Please remember that I have not road tested this camera, so notes are from Fuji and a press Zoom call.

And now, the official word:

Fujifilm Bolsters its Flagship Camera Lineup with Launch of FUJIFILM GFX100 II Mirrorless Digital Camera

VALHALLA, N.Y., September 12, 2023 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the introduction of FUJIFILM GFX100 II digital camera (GFX100 II), a new flagship addition to the GFX System’s family of mirrorless digital cameras. Incorporating a 55mm large-format image sensor1 – which is nearly 1.7x larger than the 35mm image sensors found in full-frame cameras – GFX100 II produces images with broad dynamic range at a very shallow depth-of-field.

GFX100 II includes a newly developed, 102-megapixel high-speed image sensor and Fujifilm’s latest 5th generation X-Processor 5 image processing engine, which doubles the signal readout speed compared to the current model2. This in turn provides unique benefits to image makers, especially in the areas of high-speed, continuous shutter mode, autofocus (AF) and video.
“Imaging professionals rely on FUJIFILM GFX System cameras and lenses to take their best images to another level,” said Victor Ha, vice president, Electronic Imaging Division and Optical Devices Division, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “GFX100 II is another incredible design and engineering feat for Fujifilm. We’re incredibly excited to see the new creative heights that will be achieved with this camera when it gets into the hands of our photographers and filmmakers.”
GFX100 II utilizes Fujifilm’s latest high-speed image sensor, along with its advanced image processing engine to deliver Artificial Intelligence (AI) based subject-detection autofocus (AF), which was most recently featured in the FUJIFILM X-H2S mirrorless digital camera. Developed with Deep Learning technology and updated with the latest prediction AF algorithm, GFX100 II now incorporates AI based subject-detection AF to quickly track and detect animals, birds, vehicles, and other fast-moving objects like insects and drones3, and it automatically keeps them in focus so that photographers can concentrate on framing their images and waiting for the perfect moment to make their image.

Burst shooting performance has been increased from the current4 5.0 frames per second to 8.0 frames per second5, expanding the GFX100 II’s application across various genres, including fashion, commercial, landscape, sports, and photojournalism. An expanded buffer memory4 extends seamless burst capabilities for those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

GFX100 II’s new sensor also provides enhanced capabilities for video production.

The ability to internally record Apple ProRes 4:2:2, 10-bit video at 4K/60p and 8K/30p is a major first for GFX System cameras. With the use of an optional, third-party GF to PL lens adapter, multiple video recording formats can be natively accommodated on GFX100 II, making the FUJINON PREMISTA Large Format and 35mm Anamorphic cinema lenses easily adaptable for various uses including cinematic applications.

Additionally, GFX100 II supports three Apple ProRes codecs, i.e., Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 LT. When recording in Apple ProRes, the camera can also output h.264 and Apple ProRes 422 Proxy files, which can streamline workflows overall from production to post-production.

GFX100 II also features Ethernet, HDMI Type A, and USB-C terminals for enhanced external device connectivity. Dual card slots support one CFExpressTM Type B and one SD card. CFExpressTM Type B cards are required to access the GFX100 II’s enhanced video performance features. Production workflows are additionally streamlined with the camera’s native, accessory free integration for Frame.io Camera to Cloud, which seamlessly delivers files directly to the cloud, and Atomos AirGlu™ BT, which allows timecode on GFX100 II to be accurately jammed and synchronized across various compatible accessories, audio recorders, and other hardware and software products that are commonly used in video production.

GFX100 II includes a total of 20 Film Simulation modes, including the new REALA ACE mode, which is based on Fujifilm’s color negative film, offering a neutral color reproduction suitable for all subject types.

Additionally, Fujifilm’s innovation of the pixel structure has enabled the use of ISO80 as a standard sensitivity. When the sensor sensitivity is set at ISO80, the camera can make images with incredible dynamic range and noise levels that are lower than previous GFX100 and GFX100S models. The new sensor’s photosites have been optimized to increase light use efficiency at the sensor’s edges, thus improving both image quality at the edges of the photo, and AF accuracy over the previous, GFX100 and GFX100S models

Hardware enhancements include a five-axis, in-body image stabilization (IBIS) that provides up to 8-stops of image stabilization, as well as 1.0x viewfinder magnification, and a high-magnification, high-definition 9.44-million-dot EVF. The camera’s new design also features a large, sub-LCD, tilted top panel, and a fashionably textured grip.

Optional Accessories
• _FUJIFILM VG-GFX II Vertical battery grip (VG-GFX II) accommodates two NP-W235 batteries for extended image- and video-making opportunities.
• _FUJIFILM FAN-001 Cooling fan (FAN-001) allows for extended video filming in high temperatures.
• _FUJIFILM EVF-TL1 EVF tilt adapter (EVF-TL1) provides diverse shooting angles while using the viewfinder.

Pricing and Availability
GFX100 II is expected to be available in early fall 2023 at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $7,499.95 USD and $10,124.99 CDN. The pricing for the optional accessories is expected to be as follows:

*VG-GFXII – $499.95 USD and $679.99 CDN

*FAN-001 – $199 USD and $260 CDN

*EVF-TL1 – $569 USD and $750 CDN

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