The 5 Best Cameras of 2021 (So Far)

Fujifilm GFX 100S

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Medium format cameras are alive and well in 2021 and Fujifilm showed that with the release of the GFX 100S. A 102-megapixel monster when it comes to resolution, the Fujifilm GFX 100S is surprisingly small and lightweight in build, tipping the scales at just under two pounds and with dimensions about the size of some full frame mirrorless cameras. The Fujifilm GFX 100S also has a competitive price tag, retailing for $5999, which is nearly half the cost of the older but similarly featured GFX 100. The Fujifilm GFX 100S harnesses the power of a 43.8 x 32.9mm medium format-size image sensor 1.7 times larger than full frame. And, of course, with a 102MP back-illuminated CMOS chip, the GFX 100S gives you significantly more resolution than most full frame cameras. Other key features of the new Fujifilm GFX100S include in-body image stabilization (IBIS) offering six-stops of vibration reduction; five frames per second continuous shooting; 100% phase detection autofocus down to -5.5EV of luminance; an ISO range of 100-102,500 for low light shooting; and the power of Fujifilm’s X processor 4 that allows the camera to shoot non-cropped 4K video at 30p. Our colleagues at Imaging Resource were able to test out the GFX 100S in early February – it officially went on sale this month – and called it “an excellent camera and a great value in the medium-format space.” Measuring 5.9 inches wide by 4.09 inches tall and 3.4 inches deep, the camera achieves some of its svelteness by using an IBIS mechanism that’s 20% smaller and 10% lighter than the one in the GFX 100, while featuring a 0.5-stop improvement in vibration reduction.

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2 thoughts on “The 5 Best Cameras of 2021 (So Far)

    1. The Z9 may be officially announced later in 2021, but it might not actually be in the public’s hands until 2022. When Nikon releases a photo of it and says the body design may change, that means they still have a lot of work to do.

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