The GFX100 II features a new 102MP image sensor and high-speed X-Processor 5 promising to provide significant performance improvements across stills and video capabilities including autofocus functionality, continuous shooting and enhanced 8K internal video recording.
In conjunction with the launch GFX100 II, FUJIFILM Australia has also announced the all-new FUJINON GF55mmF1.7 R WR joining as the latest addition to the GF interchangeable lens line-up. Equipped with a maximum aperture of F1.7 and DC motor for autofocus optimisation the GF55mmF1.7 R WR promises to deliver beautiful backdrops and speedy captures, ideal for tack-sharp portrait stills.
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7News.com.au has been given exclusive access to test out the GFX100 II and the FUJINON GF55mmF1.7 R WR. Continue reading to find out more about our first impressions.
GFX100 II specifications and features:
- A newly developed 102 MP image sensor (GFX 102MP CMOS II HS)
- Continuous shooting of up to 8 frames per second
- High-speed image processing with the X-Processor 5
- Improved face / eye autofocus algorithm
- Equipped with high-magnification and high-definition 9.44-million-dot EVF
- 120fps EVF refresh rate
- Customisable Zone AF functionality
- 20 film simulation modes including the new ‘REALA ACE’
- Pixel shift multi-shot functionality enabling 4x resolution and accurate colour reproduction.
- Supports HEIF file format providing 10-bit colour depth
- 8K/30P 4:2:2 10-bit video internal recording and 12-bit video in RAW data via HDMI
- Supports various cine recording formats, including Premista, 35mm, and anamorphic (35mm) with themount adaptor
- Tracking AF added for video recording
- Features F-Log2 with dynamic range expanded up to 14+ stops
- Supports timecode sync with ATOMOS AirGlu BT
- Equipped with CFexpressTM Type B and SD cards
- Supports three Apple ProRes: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 LT
- 8-stop five-axis in-body image stabilisation (IBIS)
FUJINON GF55mmF1.7 R WR specifications and features:
- Maximum aperture of F1.7
- 55mm Focal length (equivalent to 44mm in the 35mm film format)
- 11 diaphragm blades to achieve a near-perfect circle in the aperture
- DC motor allows for quick subject-focusing even in a shallow depth-of-field
- Weather-sealed lens barrel
- Ability to operate in colder environments (as low as -10C)
- Weighing in at 780g
- 99.3mm in length
- 14 lens elements in 10 groups including two ED elements and two aspherical elements to deliver a high level of image-resolving performance and smooth bokeh
The camera feels robust with its rugged and textured construction, making it an ideal body and lens combo when faced with harsh shooting environments. The camera’s textured grip design also feels very comfortable in the hand when used for long periods of time. Initial use of the GFX100 II’s autofocus is also great in brighter daylight conditions where both the body and lens lock onto desired subjects quickly. The EVF has certainly impressed me with its high definition and smooth refresh rate allowing users to pinpoint image compositions with ease.
I am excited to see how the camera and lens combo perform out in the field with faster-moving subjects and lower light conditions.
Stay tuned for the 7NEWS.com.au exclusive review of the GFX100 II and GF55mm F1.7 R WR.
When will it be released in Australia?
The GFX100 II body will be available from 26th September 2023, for $12,599 AUD with the VG-GFX100 II Vertical grip for an additional $899 AUD. The FUJINON GF55mmF1.7 R WR will also be available from September 26 for $2,899 AUD.
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