Fujifilm Teases Bonkers 400-Megapixel Mode and 50mm f/1.0 Lens


Fujifilm recently held their 2020 X Summit in London, showing off some of the latest and greatest tech and future plans for the company. While some of the technology and products are things we have heard of before, Fuji also announced some impressive new features, including a jaw-dropping 400-megapixel mode for their medium format GFX100 camera.

As part of the presentation, Fujifilm gave an update on the forthcoming 50mm f/1.0 lens for X Series cameras and announced a new 400-megapixel pixel shift mode for the GFX100 medium format camera. The pixel shift mode likely works similarly to that on other cameras, namely by leveraging the camera’s in-body image stabilization to shift the sensor by small amounts over multiple frames to build up an ultra-high-resolution file. Of course, the camera already comes with massive resolution, but 400 megapixels would be an entirely different level.

The company also unveiled the design for the forthcoming 50mm f/1.0 lens for X Series cameras, which when released, will be the fastest autofocus lens in production in the world. It wouldn’t be the first, as that honor goes to the Canon 50mm f/1.0 from 1989; however, that lens was discontinued almost two decades ago. Furthermore, whereas the Canon was a more esoteric lens designed for bragging rights, the Fuji lens is likely meant to be a more standard consumer lens. 

You can watch the full presentation in the video above. 



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