Fujifilm GFX 100S II: another one with 100 megapixels
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Fujifilm GFX 100S II: another one with 100 megapixels

David Lee
16-5-2024
Translation: machine translated

The GFX 100S II is already Fujifilm's fourth medium format camera with 100 megapixels. It improves on the previous GFX 100S in various areas.

The world needs more medium format cameras with gigantic resolution, Fujifilm must have thought, and announced the GFX 100S II. It contains no real innovations - Fujifilm has already incorporated these into the top-of-the-range GFX 100 II model from 2023. The GFX 100 S II is a less expensive alternative to this.

Compared to its predecessor, the GFX 100S, the new camera has been improved in various ways. Firstly, there is the new processor generation: the X-Processor 5 brings a significant improvement in autofocus. The eye and subject recognition should work about as well as on the GFX 100 II, which Samuel tested last year. In any case, the same motifs can be selected.

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The image stabiliser is also on a par with the GFX 100 II and compensates for 8 exposure stops. The GFX 100S has 6 stops. The new GFX 100S II manages 7 frames per second in continuous shooting mode, which is almost as fast as the GFX 100 II and faster than the GFX100S.

In terms of viewfinder, the new camera lies between the other two. It also lacks a CFexpress card slot.

First impression

The GFX 100S II looks the same as its predecessor. Accordingly, the operating concept is also the same. There were no surprises in terms of image quality either - the sensor and lenses are already familiar. The camera takes quite okay mobile phone photos. Seriously: The richness of detail is always impressive, which makes it possible to take even small sections of the picture without the quality becoming insufficient.

Macros are not possible with the GF 45-100mm lens used.
Macros are not possible with the GF 45-100mm lens used.
Source: David Lee
With an excerpt, this becomes a macro after all. This section still has 2465 pixels on the long side.
With an excerpt, this becomes a macro after all. This section still has 2465 pixels on the long side.
Source: David Lee

In addition, an image can be heavily edited without it starting to look noisy. Here is a comparison of the unprocessed JPEG and the heavily processed RAW image.

All in all, this camera is a solid update. And the price is also right considering the performance: the GFX 100S II currently costs the same as its predecessor model.

Fujifilm GFX 100S II (102 Mpx, Medium format)

Fujifilm GFX 100S II

102 Mpx, Medium format

Fujifilm GFX 100S II (102 Mpx, Medium format)
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Fujifilm GFX 100S II

102 Mpx, Medium format

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My interest in IT and writing landed me in tech journalism early on (2000). I want to know how we can use technology without being used. Outside of the office, I’m a keen musician who makes up for lacking talent with excessive enthusiasm.


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