Likelihood of a Fixed Lens "X-100" style camera incorporating the Medium Format Sensor from the GFX?

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OP stevegrauer Junior Member • Posts: 36
Re: Likelihood of a Fixed Lens "X-100" style ...

Well, maybe our hopes and dreams are closer to reality than we think....

According to the new report over on Fuji Rumors, the next Fujifilm GFX S camera will be the GFX100s and it is currently slated for a 2019 launch. In a bit of expected but sad news, along with the megapixel bump to 100MP, you will also see an increase in price – to something around what Hasselblad is currently selling their X1D cameras for. If this is true, that would put the 100MP GFX camera around the $9,000 price point; expensive, yes, but vastly cheaper than any other 100MP camera on the market.

In addition to the price increase and megapixel bump, this report indicates that Fujifilm may have another trick up their sleeve in regards to new GFX features – In-Body Image Stabilization. The current GFX 50s does not have IBIS, but as we all know with higher megapixel count cameras, you really need to have these on a tripod or stabilized in order to achieve optimal sharpness and detail. IBIS would go a long way towards making that more possible from handheld shooting – in theory.

The Fuji Rumors report indicates to take this all with a grain of salt though, given the long-term nature of this report it is very possible, so many say likely, that Fujifilm could change their minds and modify the expected release, price, or feature set of the GFX 100s. So don’t take these reports too seriously.

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