Sony announces 127.68MP global shutter sensor… is a Fujifilm GFX 125 on the way?

Sony IMX661 Sony 127MP sensor
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony has announced a monster medium format-sized 127.68MP global shutter image sensor, the Sony IMX661, boasting "the industry's highest effective pixel count of 127.68 megapixels" (more on that claim in a moment).

While the Sony IMX661 is listed as being for industrial equipment, this doesn't necessarily prescribe the end use (image sensors described as being for industry still sometimes end up in consumer cameras). So it does prompt the joining of dots: Sony makes a 102MP medium format sensor used by the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Fujifilm GFX 100S, so will this 127MP sensor be used in a Fujifilm GFX 125?

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.