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The Fujifilm GFX100 IR medium format mirrorless camera can create infrared images up to 400MP

By Ng Chong Seng - on 25 Nov 2020, 5:25pm

The Fujifilm GFX100 IR medium format mirrorless camera can create infrared images up to 400MP

(Image: Fujifilm.)

Fujifilm has just announced the GFX100 IR, a specialised infrared version of its GFX100 medium format mirrorless digital camera designed for professionals in forensic, scientific and cultural preservation fields.

Equipped with a medium format sensor that’s about 1.7x the size of a 35mm full-frame sensor, the GFX100 IR is able to capture 100MP images. But since it’s able to make images in the infrared spectrum, the shots will reveal more details than those captured with the non-IR version.

The GFX100 IR also has a new Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function that works with Fujifilm’s new Pixel Shift Combiner software to create super-high-res 400MP images (each put together from 16 RAW images). Also available for the regular GFX100 after a firmware update, this will come in extremely handy for, say, preservationists working to preserve or restore works of art, or forensic scientists who’ve to study pieces of evidence in great detail.

Additionally, the GFX100 IR can be used with different IR filters. As such, it can also be used normally like a regular GFX100 to capture traditional colour images within the visible spectrum when paired with an appropriate IR cut filter. The camera also works with the Capture One software for tethered shooting.

All said, Fujifilm won’t be selling the GFX100 IR through the standard retail channels — so you can’t buy one for personal use or gift one to a CSI-loving friend. The camera will only be offered by specific, Fujifilm authorised retailers and its sales will be subject to a user agreement that sets out the specific terms of use for the camera.

Fujifilm is expected to ship the GFX100 IR, in the U.S. at least, in the first quarter of 2021. No price is given yet.

Source: DPReview, Fujifilm — 1, 2.

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