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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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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.

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BREAKING: Fujifilm X-T3 and GFX 100S will Have Interchangeable FULL FRAME, APS-C and Monochrome Sensor Similar to Ricoh GXR/S10

Fujifilm X-T3

Do you like Full Frame? Do you prefer APS-C? Is X-Trans your thing or do you want a Bayer sensor? Or maybe you always dreamed of a monochrome sensor?

Don’t worry, to get all of this, you will need just one camera, the Fujifilm X-T3.

Our top trusted Japanese source just told us that the Fujifilm X-T3 will have an interchangeable lens/processor/sensor.

The concept is similar to the one used by the Ricoh GXR/S10, where basically lens, sensor and processor will be integrated into 1 single unit, that you can switch how you prefer.

Our trusted source told us, that at the Fujifilm X-T3 launch in September 2018, the Fujifilm X-T3 will be offered with:

  • 24MP APS-C X-Trans sensor
  • New X-Trans sensor with less than 30MP
  • 24MP BSI Bayer Full Frame sensor of Sony A7III
  • Monochrome 24MP Full Frame Sensor of Leica M Monochrom
  • organic APS-C sensor with global shutter

Along with the Fujifilm X-T3, Fujifilm will also launch the first two Full Frame lenses:

  • XFF 35mm F1.8
  • XFF 70-200mm F2.8

I asked our Japanese source if it will have also the option of a Medium Format sensor, but the source said MF sensor would make the Fujifilm X-T3 chassis too big, and Fujifilm wants to keep it smaller than the X-H1.

Fuji’s idea is to offer a Fujifilm X-T3, where you guys can still perfectly use all your current APS-C lenses, but if you want, you can slowly transition to full frame and finally spend more money on bigger FF glass.

The source also told us, that the new system is the real reason, why the Fujifilm X-T3 will not have IBIS: it is just technically too complicated at the moment to make an interchangeable sensor system with IBIS incorporated.

The price of the Fujifilm X-T3 will be “extremely agressive” said the source and “lower than current X-T2 price“.

You can check out the Ricoh GXR/S10 to get more details on how it works.

Fujifilm GFX 100S

The source also told us that the Fujifilm GFX 100S will also have a completely interchangeable sensor/processor unit, and in this case Fujifilm will offer a monochrome medium format sensor as well as an APS-C X-Trans sensor, so that people, upgrading from APS-C to Medium Format, will be able to use all their Fujinon XF glass on the GFX 100S without needing any adapter

No Full Frame sensor will be offered for the Fujifilm GFX 100S.

On the other hand, the Fujifilm GFX 50R will remain with a fixed MF sensor. The goal of this camera is to make it as cheap as possible.

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Sony Officially Shows New Medium Format Sensor Roadmap at CEBit… with 100MP BSI Sensor (for Fujifilm GFX 100s)

Mirrorlessrumors put an end to the doubt, if the recent video showing a 100MP and 150MP Back illumiated Medium Format sensor was just an April fool’s or not.

And it was not!

In an official PDF document of sony-semicon here, the company shows:

1) New 100MP 44x33mm Medium format Back Illuminated sensor would be announced in 2018 (for the kind of cameras like the Fuji GFX and X1D)
2) New 150MP 55x41mm Medium format Back Illuminated sensor would be announced in 2018 (for the kind of cameras like the Phase One 100XF).
3) New 150MP 55x41mm Medium format Back Illuminated monochrome sensor would be announced in 2018

The new sensor for the Fujifilm GFX 100S (the IMX461) will be ready for 2018, which doesn’t mean, though, that the GFX 100S will also come in 2018.

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Fujiflm GFX100S with IBIS, Release in 2019 and Expected Price About as Much as Hasselbald X1D

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Then let’s share the next bunch of rumors:

The Fujfilm GFX 100S is currently scheduled for 2019 (and not 2020). A source told me it expects to cost like the Hasselblad X1D ($9,000), so there will be a rather significant bump in price.

Moreover, a rumor that you should take with a grain of salt, I hear it might have IBIS, which would be awesome, since photographers love to adapt old third party glass on it, and they would all have it stabilized :)

Keep in mind… these are all long term rumors, and so take it with a grain of salt. And especially the IBIS rumor is to double confirm.

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THE ROADMAP FUJIFILM DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE

 

  • GF 250mm F4 (early 2018) – Announced
  • GF 35mm F2.8 (mid 2018)
  • GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5 or GF 100-200mm F4.5-5.6 (end 2018. NOTE: Fujifilm says one of the two. Final decision has not yet been done)

Sony’s 100 Megapixel Medium Format Sensor – for Fujifilm GFX100S – will Shoot 4K and 8K. Ready in 2018

Fujifilm GFX100S

Back in March and April 2017, Sony officially presented to the world their future medium format sensors. There were three sensors, but relevant for Fuji Medium Format users, is the IMX461, a new 100 Megapixel 44x33mm medium format back illuminated sensor that will be ready for 2018.

Now more details have been disclosed by Sony about the next generation 44×33 MF sensor, which will very likely be the core of the new Fujifilm GFX100S.

Sony says it will be capable of 4K video at 30fps and 8K video at 18fps. It remains to see how much heat will be generated by the sensor/processor and if the Fujifilm GFX100S body can properly dissipate it.

And hopefully Fuji’s processor will be powerful enough to process the huge amount of data properly.

So what can we expect from the Fujifilm GFX100S?

  • 100 Megapixel
  • BSI sensor
  • 4K (maybe even 8K) video
  • less moiré due to the higher megapixel count
  • sharper than Japanese steel*
  • faster sensor readout allows…
  • … faster AF speed
  • … faster continous shooting
  • … better EVF refresh rate

*Fujifilm said that the GF lenses are designed to support 100MP resolution… so, even if it’s hard to believe given how sharp the GFX files already are, the GF lenses currently underperform on the GFX 50S.

The fact that the sensor will be ready for 2018, does not necessarily mean that the Fujifilm GFX100S will also hit the market in 2018.

Whatever Fujifilm’s medium format future brings, the best place to instantly get the news, is our Fujifilm GFX facebook page. And if you want to interact with 16,000 GFX owners and fans, feel free to join our immense GFX facebook group.

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Fujifilm GFX 50S Secret Deal: How to Save $,1550 (instead of “just” $1,000) on Fujifilm GFX at BHphoto – full instructions here

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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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Fujifilm GFX: GF 1.4x Teleconverter Prototypes :: Full Frame Vs Medium Format Battle :: The Addicting GF110 & More!

Fujifilm GFX

Damien Brown was at the Fuji booth at NAB, and shared this video that shows prototypes of the Fujinon GF 1.4x Teleconverter. You can see displayed also a prototypes of the GF 250mmF4.

Here on FujiRumors, we leaked the internal GF lens roadmap (screenshot inlcuded), already back in April 2017. So far it all turned out true. To see what’s left to come, check out this post (18mm and 45mm macro extension tubes included)

And now it’s time for a Fujifilm GFX roundup, as well as a bunch of fantastic images taken by GFX shooters all over the globe and shared at our gigantic Fujifilm GFX facebook group.

  • PHOTIGY Youtube: Medium Format (GFX and X1D) vs 35mm (A7rIII) – High Resolution Shootout – Part 1
  • PHOTIGY Youtube: Megapixel Battle Royale: Fuji GFX-50s vs Hasselblad X1D-50 vs Sony a7R III – Part 2
  • streetshootr – Fuji GFX Street Photography Review – Bigger Is Better!
  • keithwee – The one that Addicts you: Fujion GF110 F2
  • Annie Barton Youtube – Fuji GFX + SLR Magic Hyperprime 50mm @ f0.95
  • fujilove – Cuba with the Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • striebel – Focus Stacking with Fujifilm GFX 50Sc
  • MDR Foto Youtube – Nikon 105mm f1.4 Lens vs Fujifilm 110mm f2.0 Lens on the Fujifilm GFX 50s – Adapted Lens series

Fujifilm GFX Community

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* GF63mmF2.8 / GF45mmF2.8 / GF32-64mmF4 / GF120mmF4 / GF110mmF2 / GF 23mmF4

TOP FUJIFILM GFX IMAGES

Wirawan Sanjaya
shared here
gfx + 115/1.7

Taner Öner
shared here
GF110/2

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Nick Gillespie
shared here
I gave my 6yo my old 5d classic for our road trip last week. He took 1200 photos. I think I took almost as many of him with the camera up to his eye. #prouddaddy
GFX w/Zeiss 80f2

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Jonas Rask
shared here
Soothing my OCD
GFX50s – Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 C/Y

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Fujifilm GFX: 18mm and 45mm Macro Extension Tubes Coming + GF 100-200, GF 35mmF2.8 and GF 20-36mm Rumors

It’s still not on the official GF lens roadmap, but if our new source is correct, than there will be 2 new extension tubes coming for the Fujifilm GFX (around 45mm and 18mm).

The current Fujinon G Mount roadmap shows a GF 1.4x Teleconverter and a GF 250mmF4. But of course there will be more coming this year than just this.

In fact, we rumored back in April 2017, that there will be a GF 100-200. At that time, Fujifilm was unsure if they will launch the 100-200 or the GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5 first (as you can see in the “secret” roadmap), and Fujifilm went for the 100-200.

The same “secret” roadmap, lists also the GF 35mm F2.8 for mid 2018.

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Fujinon GF63mmF2.8: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon GF32-64mmF4: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon GF120mmF4 Macro: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujinon GF 110mm F2: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
Fujinon GF 23mm F4: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm GFX VG-GFX1 Vertical Battery Grip: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX EVF-TL1 EVF Tilt Adapter: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm H Mount Adapter G for GFX: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujifilm View Camera Adapter G: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm GFX Vs. Nikon D850 Image Quality Comparison :: GFX with Techart Adapter :: GF Lens Reviews and More

Fujifilm GFX 50s Complete Review at mirrorlessons

Fujifilm GFX

It’s high time for another Fujifilm GFX 50S roundup… and it’s a massive one :)

The Nikon D850 Vs. Fujifilm GFX 50S comparison makes the start (by camerajabber), and even though the Nikon D850 has for sure a fantastic image quality, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is even better. Of course it’s up to each one of you to decide, if the IQ improvement is enough for you to decide to go with the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

And always keep in mind, that the Fujinon GF lenses underperform on the Fujifilm GFX 50S, since Fujifilm officially said they are designed for 100 megapixel resolution. This means they will express their full potential only in the Fujifilm GFX 100S, which will come in 2019 earliest.

So now the roundup, from the D850 to the GFX, from lens reviews to the techart smart adapter… there is a lot to read for Fujifilm GFX 50S fans :)

Nikon D850 vs Fujifilm GFX 50S: Image Quality Comparison at camerajabber

Techart Adapter + Cambo Actus + Adapted Lenses

  • Fuji GFX 50s With Techart Adapter – GF 110mm f2 vs Sigma 85mm Art at Sonder Creative Youtube
  • Fuji GFX With Techart Adapter and Canon Tilt Shift Lenses Review at Sonder Creative Youtube
  • In the following video Nathan unboxes and then show an example stack image set from the Cambo Actus Mini, GFX50s, Schneider 120mm F/5,6 APO Macro Digitar, and Cognisys at Fauxtaku Lounge Youtube
  • Fujifilm GFX with M42 – Yashinon 50mm 1.9 at glyons

GFX Review & Comparisons

  • A Longterm Review of the GFX 50s: Living With Fuji’s Medium Format Camera at fstoppers
  • Ultimate Street Battle: X-E3 vs GFX 50S at fujilove

Lens Review

  • Lens Review: Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 R WR (Fujifilm GF) at thephoblographer
  • Lens Review: Fujifilm GF 23mm F4 R WR (Fujifilm GF) at thephoblographer
  • Lens Review: Fujifilm GF 32-64mm f4 R LM WR at thephoblographer
  • Review: Fujifilm GF 45mm f2.8 R WR (Fujifilm GF) at thephoblographer
  • GF 45mm Review at photographyblog
  • Fujifilm GF 45mm f/2.8 R WR Field Test: 35mm-equivalent prime lens delivers fantastic sharpness at imaging-resource
  • Simple Objects – A test of the GF 110mm f2 R LM WR Lens by Kevin Mullins at f16.click
  • Fujifilm GF 63mm F/2,8: The prettiest lens I don’t use at ohm-image

GFX at Work & on Field

  • My images on Tashi Delek, inflight Magazine of Drukair (official airline for Bhutan) using Fujifilm Cameras at williamchua
  • Iceworld Shot with the GFX 50S and GF 120mm f/4 OIS R WR at laroquephoto
  • Fuerteventura – The Great Adventure at glyons
  • Fez in Photos | Morocco with Fuji GFX50s, the X100F and the X-T2 at danielkorzeniewskiphoto
  • Rocky Mountain High • Crested Butte, Colorado with Fuji GFX 50s and Fujinon GF 32-64 f4 at roberthclarkphotography

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Technical Tests

  • Fuji 45/2.8 focus shift and autofocus accuracy at blog.kasson
  • Manual focusing strategies for the Fuji 45/2.8 at blog.kasson
  • Stopped-down manual focusing with the GFX-50S at blog.kasson
  • Fuji 110/2 focus shift and autofocus accuracy at blog.kasson
  • Fuji 63/2.8 focus shift and autofocus accuracy at blog.kasson
  • Fuji GFX 50S AF accuracy restated at blog.kasson
  • Fuji 32-64/4 at 64 mm focus shift and autofocus accuracy at blog.kasson
  • Fuji 32-64/4 at 32 mm focus shift and autofocus accuracy at blog.kasson
  • Fuji 32-64/4 at 44 mm focus shift and autofocus accuracy at blog.kasson

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