Fuji has just dropped “the biggest firmware upgrade in the history of the Fujifilm GFX system,” complete with several major photo and video improvements for all of Fuji’s medium format mirrorless cameras: the GFX 100, GFX 50S, and GFX 50R.
Fuji is known for its major firmware updates, which often add important features to older cameras, making it less likely that users will upgrade to the next model. There isn’t any “next model” available yet for the first round of GFX cameras, but this update follows in that lovely tradition.
For video shooters, the huge news is the addition of 12-bit ProRes RAW video output to the GFX 100—the 100MP mirrorless medium format camera can now record 4K RAW video via HDMI when using an Atomos Ninja V external recorder. The GFX can already record both DCI 4K (17:9) and UHD 4K (16:9), but only the 16:9 option will be able to output 12-bit RAW.
For photo shooters, the firmware updates apply to the whole lineup: the 100MP GFX 100 and the 50MP GFX 50S and GFX 50R cameras all get a mishmash of new and improved features related to in-camera post-processing, autofocus, and more.