FUJIFILM Unveils the Lightest GFX Series Camera Yet: The Revolutionary GFX100S II with FUJINON GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens

FUJIFILM announced the launch of its latest mirrorless digital camera in the GFX series, the “FUJIFILM GFX100S II” (GFX100S II). This new model features a large format sensor approximately 1.7 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor, promising extraordinary image quality in a lightweight, compact design.

The GFX100S II is equipped with the newly developed 102MP high-speed “GFX 102MP CMOS II” sensor and the advanced “X-Processor 5” image processing engine. Despite its powerful capabilities, it weighs only 883g, making it the lightest in the GFX series. This innovative mirrorless digital camera offers an unparalleled level of image quality, capturing rich tonal expressions and three-dimensional rendering, thanks to the unique attributes of its large format sensor.

This model brings significant improvements over its predecessor, including AI-based subject detection for enhanced autofocus (AF) precision and speed. The GFX100S II can now accurately capture moving subjects with an improved continuous shooting speed of up to 7.0 frames per second. The in-body image stabilization has also been upgraded, offering a remarkable eight-stop, five-axis performance. These features ensure that photographers can achieve extraordinary image quality in various scenarios, from fast-moving subjects to low-light conditions.

The GFX100S II also excels in video performance, supporting vibrant and smooth 4K/30P video recording. This capability, combined with its high-precision AF during video capture, allows for exceptional video production, making it a versatile tool for both photographers and videographers.

This new model is not just for professional photographers but also for hobbyists who wish to explore the world of large-format photography. The camera’s advanced features and improved mobility provide a wide range of users with the joy and pleasure of capturing high-quality images.

Key Features of the FUJIFILM GFX100S II:

Extraordinary Image Quality: The camera’s newly developed 102MP large format sensor, combined with the “X-Processor 5,” ensures breathtaking resolution and fine detail reproduction. The improved pixel structure allows for a standard sensitivity of ISO80, capturing images with greater dynamic range and lower noise. The enhanced microlenses on the sensor edges also improve AF accuracy and image quality.

Powerful In-Body Image Stabilization: The camera features a meticulously designed IBIS unit that achieves up to eight-stop, five-axis stabilization. This allows for comfortable handheld shooting even in low-light conditions, without the need for a tripod. Despite its advanced features, the GFX100S II maintains a compact and lightweight design, making it highly portable.

High-Speed and High-Precision AF: The camera’s AI-based subject detection AF can recognize and track various subjects, including animals, birds, vehicles, and more. The new 102MP sensor and improved shutter drive enhance continuous shooting performance, allowing photographers to capture decisive moments with ease.

Exceptional Video Capabilities: The GFX100S II supports 4K/30P video recording with tracking AF functionality, providing smooth and high-quality footage. It also offers “F-Log2” for a wide dynamic range of 13+ stops, enhancing post-production flexibility. The camera can record in different formats simultaneously, making it suitable for various professional workflows.

Key Features of the FUJINON GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens:

Extended Telephoto Reach: With a focal length of 500mm (equivalent to 396mm in 35mm format), the GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens is ideal for capturing distant subjects in detail. When used with the Fujinon Teleconverter GF1.4X TC WR, the focal length extends to 700mm (equivalent to 554mm in 35mm format).

Lightweight and Mobile Design: Despite its super telephoto capabilities, the lens weighs approximately 1,375g, making it easy to handle and carry. The construction includes 14 groups and 21 elements, with two Super ED lenses and five ED lenses to reduce chromatic aberration and maintain high resolution.

Powerful Image Stabilization: The lens features a robust image stabilization mechanism with up to 6.0 stops of compensation, ensuring sharp, clear images even when shooting handheld in challenging conditions.

Fast and Accurate Autofocus: The lens employs an inner focus system with a linear motor, providing fast and silent autofocus with a minimum delay of approximately 0.31 seconds. The Focus Preset and Focus Limiter functions enhance operational efficiency, allowing photographers to capture decisive moments with ease.

The GFX100S II, paired with the new GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, offers an unparalleled combination of image quality, advanced features, and mobility. Whether for professional use or hobbyist exploration, this powerful duo promises to elevate the photography experience to new heights.

The GFX100S II Body retails at S$7,999 (Pre-Order Available), and the GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR retails at S$5,599 (Coming Soon).