Global Shutter: 120+ MP for Fujifilm GFX120 and 31 MP for Fujifilm X-H2?

the modular Fujifilm GFX - could a global shutter make it become real? - VIDEO BELOW
the modular Fujifilm GFX – could a global shutter make it become real? – VIDEO BELOW

We are talking since a long time, about the global shutter revolution coming to photography, and even Fujifilm itself talked about it, for example:

Inspired by an email of a reader, I went back to check which kind of global shutter sensors Sony has currently to offer.

Worth to mention and possibly of interest for Fujifilm shooters, are the following two:

  • IMX342LQA-C: 31.49 MP APS-C global shutter sensor and max. 35.4 fps – already reported here
  • IMX661LQA-C: 127 MP Type 3.6″ global shutter sensor and max. 15 fps

Clarifications & Reminders

Now, we know that the Fujifilm X-T4 and the Fujifilm GFX100 use the same sensor, just the one in the GFX100 is about 4 times bigger, hence it has 4 times the megapixel.

We also know that the current Fujifilm GFX sensor is a type 3.4″, hence slightly different than the IMX661LQA-C type 3.6″ listed above.

If we would take the 31 MP APS-C global shutter sensor and make a 3.4″ type of it, we would end up with about 123 megapixel on medium format Fujifilm GFX.

And as a reminder, Sony also released a 43 megapixel stacked APS-C sensor. The same sensor used on the GFX system would result in a 162 MP sensor.

Speculations: Fujifilm GFX120 and Fujifilm X-H2?

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Fujinon XF30mmF1.0, XF35mmF1.0 and XF33mmF1.0 Patents Spotted and Fujinon XF 50mmF1.0 Coming Soon

Finally, 5+ years after our original Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 rumor, the patent for that lens has now been spotted by (via

And not only that!

It looks like Fujifilm looked into slightly different variations of that super-fast lens, more precisely:

Focal length: 34.686 mm
F number: 1.03
Angle of view: 45.4

Focal length: 30.369 mm
F number: 1.03
Angle of view: 51.0

Focal length: 33.489 mm
F number: 1.03
Angle of view: 46.8

As you know, back in 2018 Fujifilm officially added the Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 to the lens roadmap, but later on in 2019, Fujifilm officially canceled plans for the Fujinon XF33mmF1.0 in favor of the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 for the reasons we already elaborated in this article.

As we could see in a live stream youtube video we reported about here, the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 is out for Beta testing, meaning Fujifilm will be able to respect the original timeline, hence be able to release this lens within 2020.

From the first sample visible during the live stream, I can confidently say that an impressive lens is coming our way.

If it was really more needed than a Fujinon XF33mmF1.0, given the fact that we already have (and I personally own), the stunning Fujinon XF56mmF1.2, that’s up to you to decide.

For sure, the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 will incorporate the smoothest and best autofocus, it will be weather sealed, hence addressing two of the major complaints with the XF56mmF1.2.

Plus, the XF50mmF1.0 will be priced surprisingly well, and this is why I believe, that Fujifilm is about to drop a real winner.

Leaked Images of Upcoming Samyang Cine lenses for Fujifilm X Mount

Images of the upcoming Samyang Cine lenses have now been leaked by nokishita here. All image down below. They will be available in Canon EF, Canon RF, Canon EF-M, Sony E, Nikon F, MFT and also at Fujifilm X mount.

  • Samyang 24mm T1.5
  • Samyang 35mm T1.5
  • Samyang 50mm T1.5
  • Samyang 85mm T1.5

Samyang/Rokinon already has a decent cine lens offering for Fujifilm X Mount, which you can check out at BHphoto.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Should Fujifilm put a Full Frame Sensor in the GFX G-Mount?

waste of space or good idea? small full frame sensor in big G mount
waste of space or good idea? small full frame sensor in big G mount

Full Frame Fujifilm?

There are many ways to define what I am going to write about today: a wish, a dream, an idea… or just simply delirium!

A delirium, that was born during a very hot and sleepless summer night, as if somebody would have filled my room with overheating Canon EOS R5 cameras.

So I did pass the extra time my insomnia decided to donate me by thinking at the most fun thing I can think of: gear! ;)

And especially one thought was tormenting me: full frame!


Well, because, despite Fujifilm being used by tons of professional photographers, despite winning the most prestigious awards and hence despite being proven by reality that you can get any job done perfectly with Fujifilm cameras, I did stumble on yet another influencer’s youtube video, who repeated the usual marketing phrase, that only full frame is really for professional use.

Now, if you take all images that influencer ever shot in his life, he would not reach 1/10th of the beauty of one single Fujifilm image that won the World Press Photo award, but you know, these days having tons of followers makes you more credible in the eyes of people than actually having no followers, but a stunning portfolio and a list of prestigious photography awards.

Hence, despite me being one of those guys, who couldn’t care less about Fujifilm going full frame, I did catch myself thinking at Fujifilm and full frame in my hot sleeping room.

The question: how could Fujifilm go full frame?

X Mount Full Frame

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LIVE NOW: Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 Beta Tester Shows First Sample Images

UPDATE: the video live stream has been interrupted

Youtuber John Branch has a live stream now, where he said the images were taken with a lens he can’t talk about. The samples look stunningly creamy and have all the pop you can desire ;).

Turns out that, when he scrolled over his images, the metadata shows “Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 R WR”.

Looks like the beta testing phase has started. And no wonder, as Fujifilm promised this lens to come within 2020.

FujiRumors has already leaked the estimated price, which you can find here.

The live stream can be found below.

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