Fujifilm GFX100 with X-Trans Sensor? These Fujifilm Slides Show 100 Megapixel X-Trans IV Sensor for Best 4K Results
X Trans Fujifilm GFX100?
The following Fujifilm slides have been sent to me (thanks), and they show what evidently is a Fujifilm X-Trans IV sensor with 101 megapixel for improved 4K video performance.
It’s called X-Trans IV, because it is based on the same sensor architecture of the Fujifilm X-T3 / X-T30, just 4 times bigger.
Is Fujifilm planing a Fujifilm GFX100 with X-Trans coming for best 4K video performance?
Let’s go through the slides (that you can see at the bottom of this post):
Fujifilm says that the main solutions for 4K video are:
- 4K Bayer pattern
- 4K 3CMOS / 3CCD
- downscale from 5K, 6K or even 8K Bayer, which is most used in mirrorless cameras
The latest solution, the downscaling from 5K, 6K or 8K has some negatives:
- Long readout time/frame, “jello effect”
- a large number of false-color even with low-pass filter
- difficult to remove colored moire
- need interpolated data from near pixels
Fuji’s best solution for 4K
- Standard RGB UHD quality
- ADC level fast readout by RGB-Pixel binning
- Large Format, Shallow depth of field
- high sensitivity, no false-color
- no need to corrected displacement
The slides show a pixel array of 11646 x 8736, which makes exactly 101,7 megapixel! That’s the Fujifilm GFX100 senor. But they say it’s an X-Trans IV 3×3 RGB unit, whereas the Fujifilm GFX100 has a conventional Bayer layout.
The binning readout would be of 3882 x 2912 x RGB, which would result in 34 megapixel.
Is an X-Trans sensor Fujifilm GFX100 on the way?
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