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DPRTV Fujifilm GFX100 Review: “The New Landscape King. If You Want the Extra Image Quality, GFX100 is the Way to Go”

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Chris and Jordan from DPRTV published their Fujifilm GFX100 review.

Here are their findings:

  • the Fujifilm GFX100 is unique for medium format: relative compact body, rugged, excellent IBIS, fast AF
  • a camera that can do many things, not relegated to landscape, portrait and tripod
  • beautiful LCD screen
  • histogram can show up on the sub rear screen, to keep LCD screen clean
  • not heavy camera, like a full frame DSLR
  • fantastic platform for handheld shooting thanks to contained weight, stabilization, quite shutter
  • very customizable camera
  • excellent dynamic range
  • dual gain sensor. You get fantastic push at ISO 100 and ISO 800
  • amazing wildlife camera (you can crop a lot)
  • using the GF110mm F2, with IBIS he gets stable shots at 1/15th, and without IBIS he gets same results at 1/100th or 1/125th
  • he says the vertical grip is terrible
  • EVF is great
  • the Fujifilm GFX100 is the new landscape king
  • best in class image quality
  • they give the Fujifilm GFX100 to Canon full frame DSLR portrait/wedding photographer Rene Michaud
  • Rene says it feels and looks good, but the vertical grip is not good
  • Rene is not used to EVF, he likes to see through glass. After testing it, he says he likes the EVF
  • battery life is OK not great. 800 shots with 2 charged batteries
  • Rene likes he can take his focus point all to the edge to the screen
  • quite a bit blackout time between shots. No super fast frames per second
  • Rene says it’s a stunning studio/landscape camera, you can’t argue with that. Incredible details, nice fall off
  • 2/3 of a stop dynamic range advantage of full frame, that’s significant
  • amazing image quality all around
  • 16bit gives you a bit more dynamic range over 14bit. So use 16bit if you need ultimate dynamic range
  • 14 bit reduces file size and is perfect for most cases
  • ultimate landscape camera, and awesome studio camera
  • can handle more kind of work than what medium format is usually for
  • autofocus performance is similar to Fujifilm X-T3, although the medium format lenses might not be able to drive the glass as fast as on smaller APS-C lenses
  • he think a lot of professional photographers will still stick with full frame to handle certain kind of photography, but the GFX100 can absolutely be pressed into service to do some of that
  • most enjoyable medium format camera he ever used, and feels like using full frame
  • full frame cameras are still the better choice for most, but if you want the extra resolution and the extra image quality, the GFX100 is the way to go
  • they will explore the GFX100 video capabilities in a separate video

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