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Medium Format FUJIFILM GFX100S II Launched

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The GFX100S II is the lightest in weight in the GFX series with a 102MP high-speed sensor, powerful IBIS, and high-precision AF bringing unparalleled image quality even closer.

FUJIFILM Malaysia (Managing Director: Kensuke Aragane) announces the launch of the latest model of the mirrorless digital camera “GFX series,” the “FUJIFILM GFX100S II” (GFX100S II), equipped with a large format sensor approximately 1.7 times larger than a 35mm full-frame sensor. The pre-order period is between 16th May to 16th June and interested customers will be entitled to a pre-order promotion; With the purchase of a GFX100S II body for RM26,888, customers are entitled to redeem free gifts worth RM5,235 in total.

The GFX100S II is equipped with a newly developed 102MP high-speed sensor, the “GFX 102MP CMOS II,” and the latest high-speed image processing engine, the “X-Processor 5,” all housed within a compact body weighing approximately 883g, making it the lightest in its series. This mirrorless digital camera allows you to easily enjoy an extraordinary level of image quality.

Aragane proudly shared, “The GFX100S II not only offers rich tonal expression and three-dimensional rendering capabilities, made possible by the unique characteristics of the large format sensor, but it also features AI-based subject detection, greatly evolving from its predecessor. With its fast and highly precise AF and improved continuous shooting speed of up to 7.0 frames per second, it can accurately capture moving subjects like never before. The in-body image stabilization function has also been enhanced, achieving a maximum of eight-stop*5 five-axis performance, the best in its series.”

With these features packed into a lightweight and compact body weighing approximately 883g, you can enjoy the extraordinary image quality of GFX in a wide range of scenes. In terms of video performance, you can shoot vibrant and smooth 4K/30P videos, allowing for high-quality video production as well.

The GFX100S II provides not only professional photographers but also hobbyists who want to explore the world of large format photography with overwhelming image rendering capabilities and improved mobility. It offers the joy and pleasure of photography to a wide range of users.

1. Product features

(1) Featuring a large format sensor with 102MP, it achieves an extraordinary level of image quality.

Equipped with the newly developed 102MP large format sensor “GFX 102MP CMOS II” and the latest high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 5”, the GFX100S II brings out a breathtaking resolution. Additionally, it accurately depicts captured scenery down to the finest details through a combination of color reproduction technology nurtured over many years with photo film.

Improvement to the pixel structure has boosted the new sensor’s saturated electrons, thereby enabling the use of ISO80 as a standard sensitivity. When the sensor sensitivity is set at ISO80, the camera can capture images at a greater dynamic range and lower noise than with the previous model.

The new sensor’s micro-lenses are improved to increase light use efficiency at the sensor’s edges, thus improving image quality and AF accuracy at the edges over the previous model. The GFX100S II is equipped with a total of 20 “film simulation” modes, including “REALA ACE,” which combines faithful color reproduction and well-defined tonal expression, capable of expressing a wide range of colors. You can enjoy a diverse range of color expressions by selecting the appropriate film simulation mode that matches your subject or scene, similar to choosing a photo film.

The GFX100S II is equipped with the “Pixel Shift Multi-Shot” feature, which controls the in-body image stabilization function with high precision to shift the image sensor while capturing photos. By performing a 16-shot RAW file capture, shifting the image sensor by 0.5 pixels for each shot, and using the dedicated software “Pixel Shift Combiner” to combine the 16 RAW files, it is possible to generate an image with approximately 400 million pixels. Additionally, in the “Real

Color” mode, which captures four RAW files with a one-pixel shift for each shot, it is possible to generate images with a resolution of 102 million pixels while suppressing false colors, in only one-fourth of the shooting time and data volume compared to the previous model.

(2) The powerful IBIS mechanism in a compact body, it brings the extraordinary depiction closer to you.

With a meticulously designed IBIS unit and a combination of gyro and acceleration sensors that accurately capture even the slightest movement, along with the use of image information to detect shake and improve correction precision, it achieves up to eight-stop five-axis stabilization performance. You can comfortably capture shots even in low-light scenes without a tripod.

While evolving its features, the body size has been kept compact, with a height of approximately 104mm and a depth of approximately 87mm, similar to previous models. The weight has also been reduced further from the previous version, achieving a weight of approximately 883g, making it the lightest among the “GFX series” models equipped with a 102 MP large format sensor. The GFX100S II incorporates the texture “BISHAMON-TEX”, which enhances the grip strength at various angles when holding the camera. The synergistic effect of the high-grip shape greatly supports handheld shooting.

(3) Never miss decisive moments with the evolved high-speed, high-precision AF and continuous shooting performance.

In addition to the evolved face and eye AF achieved through algorithm advancements, it is equipped with AI-based subject detection AF developed with deep learning technology. It can detect animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, trains, insects, and drones. With the ability to automatically track the intended subject while maintaining focus, you can focus on capturing the perfect shot and composition.

Furthermore, it features an improved AF predictive algorithm compared to previous models, enabling it to handle high-speed motion tracking situations effectively. With the new development of the 102 MP high-speed sensor, “GFX 102MP CMOS II,” and the improvement in readout speed along with a newly developed shutter drive, it achieves a continuous shooting performance of 7.0 frames per second. It accurately captures those moments you don’t want to miss.

Equipped with a high-magnification, high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a magnification of 0.84x and 5.76 million dots. It suppresses image distortion and flow caused by shifts in the position of the eye, ensuring excellent visibility when using the viewfinder.

(4) It is equipped with 4K/30P video recording capability, allowing for high-quality video production.

Thanks to the new development of the “GFX 102MP CMOS II”, the standard ISO100 is available in video mode to deliver even higher image quality in video footage. It is equipped with a tracking AF function during video recording. When using AF-C + Wide/Tracking AF, you can easily capture the intended subject even in situations where multiple subjects are present by simply touching the subject you want to track.

Realize smooth 4K video recording at 30 frames per second. It is capable of recording in 4K/30P 4:2:2 10bit on the camera’s internal SD card. Additionally, it is possible to record using Apple ProRes by connecting an external SSD via a USB Type-C cable. It is equipped with “F-Log2,” which offers a wide dynamic range of 13+ stops for recording, allowing for increased flexibility in post-production.

Additionally, it has the capability to record and output different video formats using different recording media and HDMI output. For example, you can record using “F-log2” on the recording media while simultaneously monitoring video with film simulation on an external monitor, making it suitable for various operations. It supports the Frame.io Camera to Cloud. This allows you to directly upload video and still image files to Frame.io, significantly speeding up the workflow from shooting to editing.

For more information regarding Fujifilm GFX100S II, please visit here.

FUJINON Lens GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR
The GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR joins the lineup of GF lenses, i.e. interchangeable lenses for the GFX Series of Fujifilm’s mirrorless digital cameras equipped with the large-format sensor measuring approximately 1.7 times that of the 35mm full-frame sensor. The GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR is a super telephoto prime lens that can capture images up to 500mm (equivalent to 396mm in 35mm format), making it the longest in the lineup of GF lenses. When combined with the Fujinon Teleconverter GF1.4X TC WR, which expands the lens’ focal length, it achieves a maximum focal length of 700mm (equivalent to 554mm in 35mm format).

Despite being a super telephoto lens, it weighs approximately 1,375g and offers high mobility. The combination of the powerful telephoto performance of the GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR and the high resolution that the GFX series boasts results in a synergistic effect that allows for precise depiction of fine details. This lens can accurately capture the sweat flying from athletes during decisive sports moments, the wrinkles on the skin of wild animals, and the individual feathers of birds, bringing out a level of realism and detail that cannot be perceived by the naked eye.

By miniaturizing a typically large and heavy super-telephoto lens and achieving high-speed and high-precision autofocus, the GFX series enables super-telephoto photography in sports, wildlife, and bird photography, where high mobility is required. Furthermore, with improved image stabilization sensing accuracy and optimal mechanical design, it achieves a powerful image stabilization mechanism with up to 6.0 stops of compensation. You can comfortably enjoy handheld shooting in the challenging super-telephoto range where a camera shake is more likely to occur.

Combining the GFX series with the GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR, which is commonly used for super-telephoto photography dominated by 35mm full-frame cameras, it opens up new possibilities and allows for unprecedented image depiction.

Product Features

1. The longest telephoto prime lens in the “GF lens” lineup

• Equipped with a focal length of 500mm (equivalent to 396mm in 35mm format), making it the longest in the history of GF lenses and excelling in sports, wildlife, and bird photography.

• By combining it with the Fujinon Teleconverter GF1.4X TC WR that expands the lens’ focal length, it achieves a maximum focal length equivalent to 700mm (equivalent to 554mm in 35mm format).

• Adopts a luxurious lens construction of 14 groups and 21 elements, including two Super ED lenses and five ED lenses, effectively suppressing chromatic aberration specific to super telephoto lenses and achieving high-resolution performance. It accurately captures the level of detail beyond what the naked eye can see which is unique to super telephoto lenses.

2. By achieving a combination of lightweight design and toughness, it reduces the burden of long-duration shooting in any scene.

• Through a redesign of the components and achieving lightweight parts design to the extreme, it has achieved a mass of approximately 1,375g, which overturns the conventional wisdom of large-format telephoto lenses. In addition to the lightweight design of each lens, the optimal arrangement of ED lenses and Super ED lenses minimizes chromatic aberration that is likely to occur with miniaturization, enabling both compact and lightweight construction and high-resolution performance.

• Despite being a telephoto lens that tends to have a larger front element, it achieves a comfortable grip without feeling the weight of the front by optimizing the lens placement. Enjoy comfortable and less burdensome super telephoto photography.

• It adopts a weather resistant, and -10°C low-temperature resistant structure with sealing at 18 points on the lens barrel. Furthermore, the front element of the lens is coated with fluorine, providing water-repellent and anti-smudge capabilities. It can be used with peace of mind for long-duration shooting in adverse weather conditions.

3. Powerful 6.0-stop image stabilization performance

• By improving the sensing accuracy of camera shake and implementing optimal mechanism design, it achieves a powerful 6.0-stop image stabilization mechanism. You can comfortably enjoy handheld shooting in the challenging super-telephoto range where a camera shake is more likely to occur.

4. Fast and accurate autofocus with comfortable operation

• While maintaining high-resolution performance, it adopts an inner focus system that incorporates a smaller and lighter focus lens and drives the focus group using a linear motor. This enables a fast and silent autofocus (AF) with a minimum delay of approximately 0.31 seconds. Even in super telephoto shooting where precise focusing is required, it allows you to capture your subject quickly and accurately without missing any decisive moments.

• The Focus Preset function is featured so that the focus can be shifted to a location pre-defined with the Focus Preset button. This reduces users’ operation workload as they don’t need to re-adjust focus on a targeted subject.

• The lens also features the Focus Limiter*8, allowing users to restrict the lens’s AF range. This can effectively shorten AF time when photographing a subject that is five meters away or more.

• The Focus Control button*7 is placed at the front edge of the lens barrel. Press this button to instantly recall a function you have assigned with the Focus Selector for smooth AF operation.

For more information regarding FUJINON Lens GF500mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR, please visit here.

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