Fujifilm GFX 100S

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    Highlights

    • 102 MP Medium format BSI-CMOS Sensor
    • 100 - 12,800 Native ISO
    • 425 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.2" 2,360k dot Tilting Screen
    • 0.5" 3,690k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 3840 x 2160 Video Shooting
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Fujifilm GFX 100S was announced in 2021 and is a Medium format (43.8 x 32.9 mm) Mirrorless camera with 102 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 100 to 12,800 and expands to 50 - 102,400 in boosted mode. The camera has a Tilting 3.2" screen with 2,360k dot resolution and built-in 0.5" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,690k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Fujifilm GFX 100S can capture video up to 3840 x 2160 resolution with no recording time limit.


    Here is the Fujifilm GFX series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Fujifilm GFX series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 100 II September
    2023
    102 MP
    Medium Format
    Still: 80 - 12,800
    Movie: 100 - 12,800
    Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dots
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 50S II September
    2021
    51.4 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 100S January
    2021
    102 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 100 May
    2019
    102 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 50R September
    2018
    51.4 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm GFX 50S January
    2017
    51.4 MP
    Medium format
    100 - 12,800 Tilting 3.2"
    2,360k dot
    Touchscreen

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Fujifilm GFX 100 II vs GFX 50S II vs GFX 100S vs GFX 100 vs GFX 50R vs GFX 50S.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Fujifilm GFX 100S.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 102 Megapixel
    •   High Bit Depth
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Large Viewfinder - 0.5"
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   USB Charging
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Expensive
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Short Battery Life - 460 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,690k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
    •   Weight - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Tilting Touchscreen

    Fujifilm GFX 100S has a 3.2" Tilting touchscreen with 2,360k dot resolution which is quite high by today's standards. Tilting screen makes this camera very useful for photography purposes but not so useful for video shooting.

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    Fujifilm GFX 100S with Tilting screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in 0.5" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 3,690k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 0.61x (0.77x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    BSI-CMOS Sensor

    Fujifilm GFX 100S features a 102 megapixel Medium format BSI-CMOS sensor with dimensions of 43.8 x 32.9 mm and a total area of 1441 mm2. Its native ISO range is 100 - 12,800 and expands to 50 - 102,400 in boosted mode.

    The camera has BSI-CMOS sensor, short for Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor sensor. In traditional CMOS sensors, the wiring and circuitry are located on the front side of the sensor, which can block some of the incoming light. BSI technology flips this design by placing the photosensitive elements (pixels) on the backside of the sensor, allowing more light to reach the pixels. This significantly enhances light sensitivity and improves low-light performance. BSI-CMOS sensors are particularly effective in low-light conditions, as they can capture more light, resulting in brighter and less noisy images. This makes them well-suited for indoor and night photography. BSI-CMOS sensors deliver a higher SNR and reduced cross-talk.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Fujifilm GFX 100S's Medium format sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format43.8 x 32.9 mm1441 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with X-Processor 4 processor and can take pictures up to 11648 x 8736 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Fujifilm GFX 100S has Fujifilm G lens mount. Due to Medium format sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 0.79x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 0.79.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 6 stops of compensation. This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Fujifilm GFX 100S.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2 LE) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Fujifilm GFX 100S has a USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Fujifilm GFX 100S comes with NP-W235 battery pack with battery life of 460 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) card slots.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Fujifilm GFX 100S has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/16000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/4000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 5.0 fps.


    Focusing

    Fujifilm GFX 100S has Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF) system with 425 focusing points. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces.


    Flash

    Fujifilm GFX 100S has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Hot Shoe or PC Terminal. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/250 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Fujifilm GFX 100S has dimensions of 150 x 104 x 87 mm (5.91 x 4.09 x 3.43"). It weighs 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    150 mm (5.91")

    104 mm (4.09")

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    87 mm (3.43")

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    Fujifilm GFX 100S dimensions

    Fujifilm GFX 100S for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Fujifilm GFX 100S is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    EXCELLENT
    95

    Fujifilm GFX 100S gets a score of 95 and is EXCELLENT choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    84

    Fujifilm GFX 100S gets a score of 84 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,690k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 460 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Fujifilm GFX 100S gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,690k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 460 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    93

    Fujifilm GFX 100S gets a score of 93 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Fujifilm GFX 100S gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)

    Travel Photography

    GOOD
    82

    Fujifilm GFX 100S gets a score of 82 and is GOOD choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 460 shots

    Fujifilm GFX 100S Evaluation

    We evaluate Fujifilm GFX 100S and give score of 86 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    86

    Sensor

    GOOD
    84

    We give Fujifilm GFX 100S a score of 84 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 102 Megapixel
    •   100 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    EXCELLENT
    85

    We give Fujifilm GFX 100S a score of 85 for Photo parameters.

    •   High Bit Depth
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

    Video

    GOOD
    83

    We give Fujifilm GFX 100S a score of 83 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 3840 x 2160
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    89

    We give Fujifilm GFX 100S a score of 89 for Focusing parameters.

    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    87

    We give Fujifilm GFX 100S a score of 87 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Screen - 3.2"
    •   High Resolution Screen - 2,360k dot
    •   Large Viewfinder - 0.5"
    •   Viewfinder Resolution - 3,690k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    95

    We give Fujifilm GFX 100S a score of 95 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    GOOD
    71

    We give Fujifilm GFX 100S a score of 71 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 900 g (1.98 lb / 31.75 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 460 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots


    For a full specification list please go to the specifications page:

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