According to the latest news, Fujifilm has announced a new medium format camera, GFX 100S. GFX 100S is essentially a smaller, more accessible version of the GFX 100 which was released back in 2019 for the US $ 9,999.95. Just like the GFX 100, the GFX 100S has a 102 megapixel 43.8 x 32.9 mm medium format sensor with 100 per cent phase-detection AF coverage. It also comes with a full 500 g lighter.
However, some of the features are missing or tweaked. For example, the EVF is no longer interchangeable and in the new iteration, there is no option for a vertical battery grip. The in-body OIS system is smaller and lighter.
Fujifilm said the new model will slightly outperform the GFX 100 with up to six stops of stabilization for most lenses due to the improved algorithms and upgraded gyro sensor. As far as the size is concerned, the GFX 100S is 30 per cent smaller than the GFX 100.
In the latest iteration, the controls feature a traditional DSLR style PASM dial. Interestingly, it also comes with the virtual dials that can be displayed on the 1.8 inches monochrome display on the top plate. GFX 100S has USB Type C ports, Micro HDMI ports, two UHS-II SD card slots, a 2.5 mm remote release, and two 3.5 mm sockets for headphones.
GFX 100S will be available for sale from March 2021 onwards. It is tagged with a price tag of US $ 5,999.95. Note that Fujifilm is also going to release a new medium format lens of 80 mm f/1.7 that month which is tagged with a price tag of US $ 2,299.95.