Fujifilm has announced a firmware update (version 3.00) for the Fujifilm GFX100, which adds the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function to the 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 company claims. “The additional resolution creates images with incredibly accurate colour reproduction that are high in detail and rich in tonality.”

Utilising the GFX100’s 102MP large-format sensor, in-body image stabilisation mechanism (IBIS) and 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 file for further processing.

The image sensor is shifted by Pixel Shift Multi-Shot so each pixel captures image data in red, green and blue

“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,” Fujifilm added. “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, cultural assets, and any other applications that require immense colour fidelity and the reproduction of fine details.”

The firmware version 3:00 and the new Pixel Shift Combiner software is available to download now – see here for more details.