Fujifilm GFX 100S leaks: No vertical battery grip

(Image credit: Fujifilm)

UPDATE: The Fujifilm GFX 100S could potentially be announced on the 27 January – and as this date draws closer, even more information is being leaked. This latest rumor states that the upcoming smaller version of the GFX 100 camera will not have a vertical battery grip option available. This could be bad news for those that wanted the option to increase the runtime of the camera with the use of an additional grip.

However, the lack of a battery grip is fairly consistent with how Fujifilm operates. The smaller version of the 50MP camera, the Fujifilm GFX 50R, also doesn't have a battery grip option available. It would seem that Fujifilm is committed to keeping its camera bodies as small as possible, even if it may potentially sacrifice performance.

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