What we Expect from Fujifilm
I thought I make a quick list of cameras and lenses that we could see in 2021, and what we surely will not get in 2021.
ATTENTION: It’s a mix of rumors, speculations and hopes. So read carefully to distinguish one from another.
X/GFX Cameras 2021
We have already leaked product images and sample images of the upcoming Irix f/1.4 lens for the Fujifilm GFX system.
Today, exclusively here on FujiRumors, we have more information for you:
- 102 megapixel resolution ready
- Durable construction (and weather sealed)
- Painterly depth of field
- Smooth focus ring for silent shooting
The GFX Community
Ok guys, let’s narrow the range of our imagination, and describe a bit closer the Fujifilm GFX100S.
According to our information, you can imagine Fujifilm GFX100S like this:
- no GFX50S humpback (if you don’t know what I mean, check out this image)
- Top plate has only one dial on the top left side: a PSAM dial
- no D-Pad
- has joystick
- Top LCD
- Fixed viewfinder (not removable like on GFX100S and GFX50S, where it also can tilt thanks to the EVF tilt adapter)
Let’s add the information we already shared:
- Name: Fujifilm GFX100S
- A bit smaller than the Fujifilm GFX50S
- 102 MP medium format Bayer sensor
- backside illuminated sensor with full phase detection pixels coverage
- 3 Way Tilt screen
- it has IBIS
- a bit smaller than Fujifilm GFX50S
- coming January 27
- price: $5,999
So, the Fujifilm GFX100S will be the first GFX camera with a PSAM dial.
And I get it: the almost totality of the market wants a PSAM dial. And if Fujifilm wants to attack the high end full frame market, then they simply have no other choice than to offer a GFX camera with PSAM dial. It will help the GFX system to get more popular.
And you know what?
Sure, I still would have preferred retro dials, but a PSAM dial is still better than the solution the GFX100 adopted, which was the first and only Fujifilm I ever used, that I struggled to operate out of the box.
So, mixed feelings here. But overall I prefer a PSAM dial over the solution adopted on the original GFX100.