Fujifilm has just taken the wraps off of the new GFX-50R medium format camera, but that’s not the only thing it has coming for fans of big digital sensors. The company has also announced that next year it will release another GFX model with a whopping 100-megapixel sensor. In addition, this yet-to-be-named camera will have in-body image stabilization (IBIS), a notable achievement for a medium format camera.
Fujifilm hasn’t provided many details on the camera, though it is expected to cost around $10,000 when it’s released sometime next year. In addition to the IBIS feature, which provides image stabilization to any lens mounted to the camera, this new model will be able to shoot 4K video.
It’s been two years since Fujifilm announced the GFX-50S, the company’s first digital medium format camera, and since then, it has released half a dozen lenses for it and announced a couple more lens options coming down the pike. The new model has a large DSLR-style design similar to the GFX-50S, as opposed to the slimmed-down rangefinder-like look of the new GFX-50R. It also appears to have an integrated bottom grip, further enlarging its already sizable footprint.
The other players in the medium-format digital camera world include Hasselblad and PhaseOne, both of which have 100-megapixel models on the market already. Pentax also has a medium-format camera, though its model makes do with 51-megapixels. Though Fujifilm’s new camera will have an eye-watering five-figure price tag, it’s still significantly less expensive than the options from Hasselblad and PhaseOne and will likely appeal to many fine art and studio photographers.