25 November 2020
Fujifilm Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced the release of firmware version 3.00 for the Fujifilm GFX100, which adds the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function to the GFX System’s flagship mirrorless camera. This update allows photographers to create images with 400MP of resolution. Joining the firmware is a new software application, the Fujifilm Pixel Shift Combiner, which combines the 16 RAW images created by the new Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function into a single 400MP image. It also facilitates tethered capture capability when used with the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function. This simple capture-to-edit workflow is a great solution for fine art and still life photographers; the additional resolution creates images with incredibly accurate colour reproduction that are high in detail and rich in tonality.
Using state of the art technology to create an image
Utilising the GFX100’s 102MP large-format sensor, high-precision in-body image stabilisation mechanism (IBIS) and its powerful X Processor 4 image processor, the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function slightly moves the image sensor by 0.5 pixels to incrementally record high-resolution RGB pixel information over the course of the creation of 16 RAW images. Those images can then be imported into Pixel Shift Combiner, to create a single 400MP image, and outputted as a DNG RAW file for further processing in Capture One or any other compatible editing software.
Preserving detail, one pixel at a time
The Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function reproduces fine detail and colour accuracy by shifting the image sensor so that each pixel records image data in red, green and blue. This allows for unparalleled colour reproduction, with next to no false colours occurring, even in the finest of details. This benefit makes it the perfect choice for digital archiving and preserving works of art and cultural assets.
A simple workflow for tethered or untethered applications
In addition to combining and outputting DNG RAW Files from images created through the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, Pixel Shift Combiner also provides photographers with tethered capture functionality to allow for seamless transition from making images to combining, and, subsequently, editing them in Capture One or any other compatible editing software.
Fuji Guys – New GFX Firmware Updates and How to Use Them
We are working our way through our fleet of Fujifilm GFX100s updating their firmware, if you are looking to use this 100 megapixel function then let us know and we’ll make sure you receive one that has been updated! They are available for hire, HERE.