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Fujifilm Q1 FY 2019/3 Financial Results: Upfront R&D Investment for Fujifilm X-T3, GFX 50R and GFX 100S Stops Operating Income Grow

Fujifilm Financial Results for FY2019/3 1st Quarter

Fujifilm just published the 1st quarter results for the Financial Year 2019. Fujifilm confirms to be a healthy company, but the overall operating income in the imaging solutions segment went down 2.2%…

due to such factors as upfront R&D investment for next generation processor and sensor for digital cameras and others.”

Of course they mainly refer to the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujifilm GFX 100S, which will both feature a new sensor and new processor, but also the Fujifilm GFX 50R medium format camera (coming at Photokina this year) might have needed a major R&D investment.

Regarding the FUJIFILM X-H1 and FUJIFILM X-T100, in one report they write that sales were “solid” and in another report they write sales were “strong“.

Down below the full report regarding the imaging solution

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Fujifilm Registeres One More Camera. Total of 3 Unreleased Cameras Registered. Fujifilm X-T3, GFX 50R and XF10?

Upcoming Fujfilm Cameras

Fujifilm just registered one more camera, the FF 180004, that has the same radio parts of the Fujifilm X-H1 and X-E3 (registration here – via nokishita)

So we now have three unreleased cameras registered, that should be announced by the end of this summer:

  • FF 180002: Camera similar in size to Fujifilm X70. Very likely the Fujifilm XF10. To be announced July 5.
  • FF 180003: Camera with bluetooth version 4.2. We reported here.
  • FF 180004: Camera with radio parts like Fujifilm X-H1 and X-E3.

The two registered cameras could be Fujifilm GFX 50R and Fujifilm X-T3.

stay tuned,

“Kaizen? Other Companies Want Cameras to be Like Toilet Paper, But Not Fujifilm.” Will Fujifilm Rise Up to the Top with GFX 50R? – JChristina

Fujifilm – The Dark Horse Mirrorless Camera Wars?

Yes I know, it might seem strange to write a pro-Kaizen article right after Fujifilm pulled off the massive X-T2 firmware because it was faulty. Fujifilm did earn quite some attacks becasue of this, and some are making fun out of this situation.

So maybe Fujifilm should do it like any other brand: do not offer any major firmware update at all, only mini bug-fix updates, so they will avoid attacks.

Or maybe not… maybe Fujifilm should continue to deliver huge firmware updates for older cameras like they did over the last 6+ years. And in all these years I remember I think 2 or 3 rollback firmware updates overall.

Well, I gladly accept the remote possibility of a buggy firmware, if what I get is years of excellent support for my cameras via firmware update.

And I know that overall, Fuji’s Kaizen approach is applauded by many, and today we would like to feature a video JCristina. He says about Kaizen:

  • Kaizen Firmware updates makes them stand out from Sony, Canon and Nikon. They don’t just fix things, but they give you more that extend the life of their cameras
  • Most camera manufacturers want their cameras to be like toilet paper. They want you to use it for a set period of time, throw them in the garbage and they buy another roll

JCristina continues by discussing Fuji’s decision to skip full frame and go directly medium format. Especially the Fujifilm GFX 50R will be a smart move to make Medium Format go mainstream.

  • They don’t play the full frame war. They have one of the best APS-C cameras on the market, and they went directly Medium Format
  • The Fujifilm GFX 50R will soon give you a medium format mirrorless option at the price of the Sony A9
  • Watch Fujifilm, and what happens after photokina, if they rise up to the top with that medium format GFX 50R

The Fujifilm GFX 50R will be announced at photokina at the end September (or shortly before).

The price for the Fujifilm GFX 50R has not yet been set, simply because this is about the last thing Fujifilm decides. Only one thing is sure: it will be significantly more affordable than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Announcement NOT in July / August, but Photokina (or shortly before). No Price Set at this Stage

Fujifilm GFX 50R

There is some confusion right now, when the Fujifilm GFX 50R will be announced. June, July, August… simply every date leaks all over the web, except for the correct one ;)

So we confirm again: the Fujifilm GFX 50R will be announced at photokina, or shortly before. And given that Photokina takes place end of September 2018…

Given that the announcement is not imminent, Fujifilm has not yet set a price on it, so at this stage everybody can claim and dream what they want. The only thing we know, is that it will be cheaper than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

  • Read also here – Fujifilm GFX 50R: Concepts of the Most Affordable Digital Medium Format Camera Ever!

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Fujifilm GFX 50S : BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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Fujifilm GFX 50R: Concepts of the Most Affordable Digital Medium Format Camera Ever!

It’s no secret anymore that Fujifilm is about to launch the Fujifilm GFX 50R, a much cheaper and rangefinder alike version of the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

Since we shared the first rumor back in December and the latest rumor just last week, our terrific Fujifilm GFX facebook group members not only started dreaming about it, but also designed some concepts.

One of them is Mario C. who made 2 Fujifilm GFX 50R mock-ups (and GFX 100R) I will share in this article. He writes:

“Two ideas for a future Fujifilm GRX. The 100RD rangefinder or the 100XD viewfinder. Both with large LCD touch screen and DIGITAL LCD Dials. Price $2995. Would you like any of these cameras to become a reality? Which one? The RD or the XD?Digital LCD dials are fully programmable. Rotate to change the value. Push and rotate to change the control. Push once to go to a favorite value, push twice to go to another favorite… Etc.”

And remember, tomorrow, April 12, there will be a NON STOP LIVE BLOGGING here on FujiRumors, covering the launch of the Fujinon GF250mmF4 (& more). Stay tuned… and be ready to be blown away by its image quality ;)

Fujifilm GFX 50S : BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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Fujifilm GFX 50R Concepts

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BREAKING: Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 Announcement April 12. Fujifilm GFX 50R Confirmed at Photokina in September 2018

Fujifilm April 12 Announcement

Hey all,

A quick rumor for you today:

Fujifilm will announce the GF 250mm F4 on April 12.

The official Fujifilm roadmap shows that, along with the GF250mm F4, Fujifilm will also launch the GF 1.4x Teleconverter, so if Fujifilm respects their roadmap, they will be announced together.

I remind you that, as recently rumored, Fujifilm has also the GF 18mm and 45mm extension tubes in the pipeline.

Stay tuned on fujirumors.com for an non-stop LIVE BLOGGING :)

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Fujifilm GFX 50R

just a little update for you today, regarding the Fujifilm GFX 50R (a cheaper version of the GFX 50S). It’s announcement is confirmed for photokina in September. Follow us on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter for further updates.

Maybe there will be also some lens suprises until then ;)

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Fujifilm Manager: “Medium Format Fujifilm GFX Much Better than Full Frame. We Work hard to Release XF 8-16 This Year”

Fujifilm Manager Interview

The Thai youtube channel กล้องกล้วยกล้วย had a talk with Fujifilm manager Mr.Udono. It’s a 40 minutes talk in Thai and English, so you have to listen to the Thai question, than the English translation of the question, then the English answer of the manager, and then again the Thai translation of the Manager’s answer.

Too cumbersome?

Well, then you are lucky to read FujiRumors… because since we love you guys, we decided you should not suffer and waste your precious time. So I listened it all for you and here are the managers’ answers in English.

You are welcome :).

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Phase One Medium Format Camera with 44×33 100 MP BSI Sensor Coming June 2018. Same Sensor of Fujifilm GFX 100S

Phase One is currently marketing an industrial Medium Format camera, that will use Sony’s IMX461 medium with 44×33 backside illuminated sensor.

It seems that delivery is expected for June 2018.

This sensor is the first medium format sensor with BSI technology, and it will be very like the core of the Fujifilm GFX 100S. The Fujifilm GFX 100S itself is expected for 2019.

Before that, Fujifilm will launch the Fujifilm GFX 50R, a very affordable rangefinder alike medium format camera with 50 megapixel.

thanks for the link P. :)

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Canon Sponsors “Next Top Model” TV Show and Fujifilm GFX 50S Shoots It :)

Canon Sponsors, Fuji GFX Shoots

Just a little weekend curiosity :)

You might remember how Canon recently used part of a Fujifilm image to promote their own cameras.

Today we have another example of marketing gone probably not exactly the way Canon hoped… and it’s spotted by Ulf from ukphotography (thanks).

Canon is this years sponsor of the big German TV show “Germany’s next Top Model“.

The sponsorship’s officially declared goal is to promote the Canon EOS M100, a camera that can be considered a competitor to the Fujifilm X-A series, which is extremely successful amongst young women (especially in Asia).

Since this is a “Top Model TV show“, there are some celebrity photographers taking pictures of the aspiring models. Ulf told me that you basically see only Canon cameras in the show, and rarely a Hasselblad (no surprise, given the money Canon pumps into the show). [UPDATE: German FR-readers say that also Nikon appeared in the show, but logo gets blurred]

But well, there is one photographer, Marcus Schäfer (websiteexhibitions), who entered the show with the best camera for this kind of job, the medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S :).

The “FUJIFILM” logo is taped (probably in order not to annoy Canon?), but we know it’s that beast.

One more curiosity: the show is moderated by former Top Model Heidi Klum, who is the ex-wife of superstar Seal Samuel, who is a GFX shooter and member of our Fujifilm GFX facebook group :) .

And remember, a HUGE LIVE BLOGGING will be here on FujiRumors for the GF250mmF4 announcement on April 12.

Ulf provided screenshots for us below.

Fujifilm GFX 50S : BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

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