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FUJIFILM Announces Pixel Shift Multi-Shot Function Firmware Update for FUJIFILM GFX100

November 25, 2020

Plus, Additional New Workflow with the FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner software application, capable of creating up to 400MP images

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce Firmware Version 3.00 for FUJIFILM GFX100 (GFX100), which adds the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function to the GFX System’s flagship mirrorless camera allowing photographers to create images with 400MP of resolution. Also available today, is the new software application, FUJIFILM Pixel Shift Combiner (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 or still life photographers, because the additional resolution creates images with incredibly accurate color reproduction that are high in detail and rich in tonality.

Use Pixel Shift Multi-Shot to faithfully reproduce every detail and achieve superior image quality with 400 megapixels of resolution.

  • Using State of the Art Technology to Create an Image: Utilizing the GFX100’s 102MP large-format sensor*1, high-precision in-body image stabilization 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 creating 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*2 or any other compatible editing software.
  • Preserving Detail, One Pixel at a Time: The Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function reproduces fine detail and color accuracy by shifting the image sensor so that each pixel records image data in red, green and blue. This allows for unparalleled color reproduction, with next to no false colors occurring, even in the finest of details. This benefit makes it the perfect choice for digital archiving and preserving works of art, cultural assets, and any other applications that require immense color fidelity and the reproduction of fine details.

 

Nishi Hongwanji Shiro Shoin (White Wood Chambers) First Chamber (Shimei no Ma)〈National Treasure〉

You can realize the billion-pixel image with GFX100, but due to the data capacity limitations, above pictures are compressed.
Unauthorized copying, reproduction or reprinting of the images is strictly prohibited.

*In cooperation with Nishi Hongwanji Shiro Shoin (White Wood Chambers)〈National Treasure〉

  • 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*2 or any other compatible editing software.

 

For those working in the archival or cultural preservation fields, these new functions are especially valuable to photographers documenting historical artifacts or large works of art, because they can be preserved digitally, at 400MP, with color reproduction that only Fujifilm can provide. With Pixel Shift Multi-Shot, GFX100 can now be used to precisely record these artifacts so that they may be shared with future generations before they are lost forever.

*1 Large format sensor: an image sensor measuring 55mm diagonally (43.8mm x 32.9mm), with the area approx. 1.7 times that of a full-frame 35mm sensor
*2 Capture One is a registered trademark or trademark of Phase One A/S in the EU and/or other countries.