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Fujifilm GFX 100 II Comparison Review

The Fujifilm GFX 100 II is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was announced in September 2023 and is equipped with a medium format sensor. It offers a resolution of 101.8 megapixel.

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Is the Fujifilm GFX 100 II a good camera? The GFX 100 II has a Camera Elo of 3263. This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. The GFX 100 II ranks among the top 10 percent of all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (medium format cameras), the GFX 100 II also ranks among the top 10 percent.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm GFX 100 II
Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm G mount lenses
101.8 MP, Medium Format Sensor
8K/30p Video
ISO 100 - 12 800 (50 - 102 400)
Electronic viewfinder (9440k dots)
3.2 LCD, 2360k dots
Fully flexible touchscreen
8 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilization
Weathersealed body
540 shots per battery charge
152 x 117 x 99 mm, 1 030 g

Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.

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Body comparison with a credit card

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size of the Fujifilm GFX 100 II vis-à-vis a credit card. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Fujifilm GFX 100 II vs credit card front
GFX 100 II versus credit card top view
GFX 100 II and credit card rear side

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Fujifilm GFX 100 II alongside a set of similar cameras. If you want to review a particular camera pair side-by-side, just move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 II 152 mm 117 mm 99 mm 1030 g 540 Y Sep 2023 US$ 7 499 amazon.com
2.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R 161 mm 97 mm 66 mm 775 g 400 Y Sep 2018 US$ 4 499ebay.com
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S 148 mm 94 mm 91 mm 740 g 400 Y Sep 2016 US$ 6 499ebay.com
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II 150 mm 104 mm 87 mm 900 g 440 Y Sep 2021 US$ 3 999 amazon.com
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 156 mm 144 mm 75 mm 1320 g 800 Y May 2019 US$ 9 999ebay.com
6.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S 150 mm 104 mm 87 mm 900 g 460 Y Jan 2021 US$ 5 999 amazon.com
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S II 150 mm 104 mm 87 mm 883 g 530 Y May 2024 US$ 4 999 amazon.com
8.
 
Fujifilm X-H2 136 mm 93 mm 85 mm 660 g 680 Y Sep 2022 US$ 1 999 amazon.com
9.
 
Fujifilm X-H2S 136 mm 93 mm 85 mm 660 g 580 Y May 2022 US$ 2 499 amazon.com
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T5 130 mm 91 mm 64 mm 557 g 580 Y Nov 2022 US$ 1 699 amazon.com
11.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100C 149 mm 106 mm 75 mm 895 g 420 Y Sep 2022 US$ 8 199 amazon.com
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The listed prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The Fujifilm GFX 100 II was launched in the US market at a price of $7,499. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison with a 35mm slide

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

The Fujifilm GFX 100 II features a medium format sensor and has a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 0.79. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the Fujifilm GFX 100 II among the large-sensor cameras that aim for top notch image quality.

Fujifilm GFX 100 II sensor measures

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of alternatives.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
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Fujifilm GFX 100 II Medium Format 101.8 11648 87368K/30p25.915.03651101
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Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.714.4316998
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.414.1297796
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.914.83456100
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Fujifilm GFX 100 Medium Format 101.8 11648 87364K/30p25.714.5322799
6.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S Medium Format 101.8 11648 87364K/30p25.814.73391100
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Fujifilm GFX 100S II Medium Format 101.8 11648 87364K/30p25.915.13720101
8.
 
Fujifilm X-H2 APS-C 39.8 7728 51528k/30p24.313.9224986
9.
 
Fujifilm X-H2S APS-C 26.0 6240 41606.2k/30p24.313.9222486
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T5 APS-C 39.8 7728 51526.2k/30p24.313.9226486
11.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100C Medium Format 102.1 11656 8762none25.914.93550101
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The GFX 100 II indeed provides movie recording capabilities. The highest resolution format that the GFX 100 II can use is 8K/30p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the GFX 100 II has an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 9440k dots. The viewfinder offers a field of view of 100% and a magnification of 1.27x. The following tables report on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm GFX 100 II and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Max
Shutter
Speed *
Max
Shutter
Flaps *
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 II9440 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 8.0/s n Y
2.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R3690 n3.2 / 2360 tilting Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n n
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50Soptional Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n n
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II3690 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n Y
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100optional Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 5.0/s n Y
6.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S3690 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 5.0/s n Y
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S II5760 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 7.0/s n Y
8.
 
Fujifilm X-H25760 Y3.0 / 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0/s n Y
9.
 
Fujifilm X-H2S5760 Y3.0 / 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0/s n Y
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T53690 n3.0 / 1840 full-flex Y 1/8000s 15.0/s n Y
11.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100C5760 Y3.6 / 2360 tilting Y 1/4000s 3.3/s n Y
Note: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

The LCD screen on the Fujifilm GFX 100 II is flexibly attached to the body. In particular, the LCD is multi-hinged and can be tilted both vertically and horizontally to enable odd-angle shots in landscape and portrait orientation. The LCD thereby offers a lot of flexibility to adjust and use the rear screen in a diverse set of situations.

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Flexible screen on the GFX 100 II

One useful feature of the GFX 100 II is a presence of a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

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Connection comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm GFX 100 II and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 IIYstereo / monoYYfull3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50RYstereo / monoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50SYstereo / monoYYmicro3.0Y--
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S IIYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y--
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100Ystereo / monoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
6.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100SYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S IIYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
8.
 
Fujifilm X-H2Ystereo / monoYYfull3.2Y-Y
9.
 
Fujifilm X-H2SYstereo / monoYYfull3.0Y-Y
10.
 
Fujifilm X-T5Ystereo / monoY-micro3.2Y-Y
11.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100CYstereo / mono---3.2Y--

It is notable that the GFX 100 II has a microphone port. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

Further information on the features and operation of the GFX 100 II can be found in the free online Fujifilm GFX 100 II Manual or on the Fujifilm support site.

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Expert reviews

While the specs-based evaluation of cameras is instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the GFX 100 II handle or perform in practice. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable. This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall rankings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]).

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Review Scores
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 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price
Street
Price
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Fujifilm GFX 100 II5/5+5/5....4.5/5 Sep 2023 US$ 7 499 amazon.com
2.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R5/5..5/584/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2018 US$ 4 499ebay.com
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S....4.5/585/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2016 US$ 6 499ebay.com
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II5/5..5/587/100..5/5 Sep 2021 US$ 3 999 amazon.com
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 1004.5/5+ +4.8/590/1005/54.5/5 May 2019 US$ 9 999ebay.com
6.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S5/5+ +5/590/1005/55/5 Jan 2021 US$ 5 999 amazon.com
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S II............ May 2024 US$ 4 999 amazon.com
8.
 
Fujifilm X-H25/5+ +5/589/1005/55/5 Sep 2022 US$ 1 999 amazon.com
9.
 
Fujifilm X-H2S5/5+5/590/1005/55/5 May 2022 US$ 2 499 amazon.com
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Fujifilm X-T55/5+ +4.5/590/1004.5/5.. Nov 2022 US$ 1 699 amazon.com
11.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100C4/5..5/5...... Sep 2022 US$ 8 199 amazon.com
Note: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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Fujifilm GFX 100 II FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the GFX 100 II.

What technology is the imaging sensor in the Fujifilm GFX 100 II based on?

The camera is build around a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.

Which image processing chip is used in the Fujifilm GFX 100 II to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?

Fujifilm equipped the GFX 100 II with the X-Processor 5 image processor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Fujifilm GFX 100 II?

The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400.

What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Fujifilm GFX 100 II?

Fujifilm does not publish a shutter rating for the GFX 100 II. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 200 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 200 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 200 pictures each and every day.

How do I find the shutter count on my Fujifilm GFX 100 II?

Fujifilm embeds the number of shutter actuations in image metadata. You can check the number of shots that your GFX 100 II has taken up to now by uploading a recent image to the free online shutter count finder app.

Is completely silent shooting possible with the Fujifilm GFX 100 II?

The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.

Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences with the Fujifilm GFX 100 II?

No, the Fujifilm GFX 100 II has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.

Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Fujifilm GFX 100 II?

The GFX 100 II offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.

Does the Fujifilm GFX 100 II feature an autofocus assist light?

Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.

What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with the Fujifilm GFX 100 II for flash photography?

The GFX 100 II's flash sync speed is 1/125 sec.

Does the Fujifilm GFX 100 II support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?

Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards (data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s).

Which battery does the Fujifilm GFX 100 II use?

The camera gets its power from the Fujifilm NP-W235 (here at amazon), which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.

Is there a vertical grip available for the Fujifilm GFX 100 II?

Yes, Fujifilm offers the VG-GFX100II as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.

Where can I find the best deals for the Fujifilm GFX 100 II?

Grey imports from Asia, as found on ebay, are often very attractively priced. However, these cameras come without a warranty from Fujifilm.

Camera to camera comparisons

If you would like to see a side-by-side review with another camera, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. Alternatively, you can follow any of the listed hyperlinks for comparisons that others found interesting.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Fujifilm GFX 100 II
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm G mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2023
    Launch Price USD 7 499
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Medium Format Sensor
    Sensor Size 43.8 x 32.9 mm
    Sensor Area 1 441 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 54.8 mm
    Crop Factor 0.79x
    Sensor Resolution 101.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 11 648 x 8 736 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm
    Pixel Density 7.06 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 8K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 12 800 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102 400 ISO
    Image Processor X-Processor 5
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 1.27x
    Viewfinder Resolution 9440k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.2 inch
    LCD Resolution 2360k dots
    LCD Attachment Fully flexible screen
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy200 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CFexB or SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.2
    HDMI Port full HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type Fujifilm NP-W235 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)540 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 152 x 117 x 99 mm
    (6.0 x 4.6 x 3.9 in)
    Camera Weight 1 030 g (36.3 oz)

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