The GFX 100 gets an advisory notice, but don't panic just yet – it's not that major

Fujifilm GFX 100
(Image credit: Fujifilm)

The Fujifilm GFX 100 has been hitting the headlines as a 100-megapixel medium format masterpiece, but it's not all good news. It turns out some examples have a shutter release locking switch that could work loose. It sounds minor, but it’s still an embarrassment in a camera costing $10,000/£10,000.

We didn't experience this problem when we were writing our GFX 100 review but Fujifilm has identified a fault with some models nonetheless. It says the defective part is the shutter release locking lever on the camera’s vertical grip. It needs to be fixed because it could lead to small parts becoming loose inside the camera body and interfering with its operation.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at