The Fujifilm GFX100S is an ‘affordable’ large format marvel

One last New Year's resolution
27 January 2021 / 14:00GMT

If you’re after image quality that would impress eagles, owls and mantis shrimps, you’ll want something like the Fujifilm GFX100S, which, relatively speaking, is a lightweight (900g) large-format camera with a back-illuminated 102MP sensor at its heart - that’s almost double the size of a typical full-frame sensor. Pitched as one of the most advanced and compact large format cameras in the world, it offers 6-stops of five-axis in-body stabilisation and accurate speedy autofocus. It’ll manage focus in the darkest, dingiest settings (as low as -5.5EV) and cope with face and eye tracking too. Record cinematic 4K/30p video with wide tonal gradation and stellar image quality. Expect Fujifilm intuitive controls with a handy joystick and a 3.2in touchscreen, plus a mini LCD monitor on the top plate which can be customised. It’s up for grabs in March for an agonising £5499, but worth it for the look on the owl's face when you show them your studio work.