Fujifilm GFX100 Reviews
ePhotozine published their full Fujifilm GFX100 review. From their conclusions:
The Fujifilm GFX 100 offers a whole host of groundbreaking features, starting with an excellent 100mp BSI CMOS medium-format sensor, combined with high-quality lenses and excellent image processing (and colour reproduction), and you get exceptional results. What’s even more impressive is how easy the camera is to use, whilst still obtaining results that impress. Thanks to the in-body sensor-based image stabilisation, you don’t have to worry about taking all your shots on a tripod, or using a self-timer.
The negatives we mention below are somewhat of a given, considering you’re looking at a 100mp camera, it’s to be expected that you’ll need a computer (and storage) that is capable of dealing with 100mp images. There will be those that find the camera too large (and heavy), however, again, the camera needs this space to support two batteries, and the in-body image stabilisation system, both things are particularly beneficial to get the best out of the camera.
It’s the kind of camera that will leave you extremely satisfied.
If you can afford it, and want the best available, then the Fujifilm GFX100 is a camera that delivers the results, and the price is easily justified. The Fujifilm GFX100 is, without doubt, an exceptional, and groundbreaking camera, well worth the money.
Read the full review at ephotozine.
Other GFX100 Reviews
- BHphoto – Independent Fujifilm GFX100 Customer Reviews
- lesnumeriques – Fujifilm GFX100 Review
- techradar – Fujifilm GFX100 Review
- photographyblog – Fujifilm GFX 100 Review
- dc.watch – Unmatched details: Fujifilm GFX 100 measurement test
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GFX 100 Videos
Yesterday Adobe removed the “preliminary support” notice, so we can finally say that we officially have full Fujifilm GFX100 support.
The Fuji GFX100 itself remains widely out of stock, but there are quite some that had their pre-order shipped and they are all sharing diligently at our massive Fujifilm GFX facebook group.
- X-H1 + Grip + XF 8-16/2.8 ($2,298)*: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
*1,999 for the lens + $299 for the camera
- X-H1 + Grip + XF 16-55/2.8 ($1,698)*: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
*1,199 for the lens + $499 for the camera
- X-H1 + Grip ($999): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
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Ok, let’s start with the news. The following photography products won the EISA award 2019/2020.
- Fujifilm X-T3 – Best Advanced Camera
- Fujifilm GFX100 – Best Camera Innovation
- Nikon Z6 – Camera of the Year
- Sony a6400 – Best Photo/Video Camera
- Panasonic S1R – Best Advanced Full Frame Camera
- Canon EOS RP – Best Buy Full Frame Camera
- Sony RX100 VI – Best Compact Camera
- Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD – Best Buy Zoom Lens
- Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM – Lens Innovation
- Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM – Best Portrait Prime Lens
- Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S – Best Professional Standard Zoom Lens
- Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports – Best Professional Telephoto zoom lens
- Canon RF 50mm F1.2L USM – Best Standard Prime Lens
- Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM – Best Standard Zoom Lens
- Canon EF 600mm fF4 IS III USM – Best Super-telephoto Prime Lens
- Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS – Best Telephoto Prime Lens
- Sigma 60-600 F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports – Best Telephoto Zoom Lens
- Sony FE 24mm F1.4 GM – Best Wide-Angle Prime Lens
- Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD – Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
More Photography Awards
- Skylum Luminar – Best Photo Software
- Huawei P30 Pro – Best Smartphone
- Sony Real-Time Eye AF – Best Photo Innovation
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Adobe still not fully supports the Fujifilm GFX100. However, with the latest release, they added Fujifilm film simulation support for GFX100.
However, Adobe itself says that it is still a preliminary support.
All details about Adobe August release here.
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Xiaomi, world’s 4th largest smartphone manufacturer (as well as my weapon of choice to clean my appartment), has teased a 108 megapixel smartphone with ISOCELL technology on their twitter page.
There are currently not many details about this new sensor, but we know it will be an ISOCELL Samsung sensor, which, as we already reported, involves also Fujifilm.
In fact, Fujifilm delivers a special material that allows it to remove the metal barrier between pixels, making the ISOCELL sensor more light sensitive, color accurate, minimizing light reflections and more.
So here we are, a 108 megapixel smartphone! Anyone going to cancel his Fujifilm GFX100 order for this? ;)
Oh, btw, DPReview just said the Fujifilm GFX100 outperforms full frame and it’s the camera with best image quality they ever tested.
Fujifilm Financial Results
Fujifilm just published the results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020).
Even Fujifilm’s cashcow Instax struggled this time.
DPReview published their full Fujifilm GFX100 review.
It’s not a perfect camera, but from the image quality point of view, it is simply the best camera DPReview has ever tested.
Senior editor Barney Britton says:
“The GFX 100 is the first medium format camera I’ve ever used – film or digital – which doesn’t feel like a compromise. In almost all respects, the GFX 100 handles like a professional DSLR, but with all of the benefits of mirrorless, plus excellent 4K video capabilities and the unimpeachable image quality offered by a cutting-edge sensor. It’s not perfect, and it’s not cheap, but if I was a working professional photographer I’d buy a GFX 100 in a heartbeat.“
Compared to other high resolution cameras:
“Having said that the GFX 100 significantly outperforms full frame cameras, we should still consider the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R, since it’s able to shoot and combine multiple shots in order to offer resolution and light capture (and hence tonal quality) comparable to a larger sensor. But, while it does so in a smaller, lighter body and doesn’t have any phase detection elements to limit its usable dynamic range, its multi-shot mode only gets its best results when tripod-mounted, and applied to static subjects (and its use of electronic shutter limits its use with strobes). For most high-res applications, the GFX is the simpler, stronger, and yes, more expensive option. […]
If you need the quality it brings, the Phase One will outperform the Fujifilm, but if you can put up with the (sensational) image quality of the Fujifilm, then its smaller size, image stabilization, increased battery life, attractive JPEGs and video capabilities make it a much more flexible tool for considerably less money.“
You can read the full review at DPReview here.
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Fellow Fujifilm GFX100 shooter Marcello informed us at our Fujifilm GFX facebook group here, that Fujifilm USA is offering 2 years warranty on those Fujifilm GFX100 affected by the vertical grip control lock issue.
I got my GFX 100 yesterday, super excited, loving the ergonomics of the body. I don’t think it’s to big, honestly feels great in my hand. Unfortunately it’s in the range of affected cameras so I will be sending it in to Fuji to get fixed. I spoke to Steve today at Fuji who is always awesome and said on top of a fast turn around time 2 days we receive a 2 year warranty.
He also said it can be sent in anytime within the first year! Which is good because I am shooting a one of a kind custom car on Monday.
I love Fuji service and the care they have for their customers.
The service is at no extra charge, of course. So if your GFX100 is affected, you get 2 years warranty.
Make sure to check out the serial number of your GFX100 to see if yours is included in this service.
Fujifilm Support Hotlines:
Camera Repair EAST: 1-800-659-3854
Press 33 for Parts
Press 34 for Repair
Camera Repair WEST: 1-800-326-0800
Press 3 for Parts and Repair
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While 99,99% of Fujifilm GFX100 owners will buy the camera for its photographic virtues (the new king of the DPReview lab tests), at the GFX100 launch Fujifilm also highlighted the video capabilities of the latest medium format GFX camera.
And sure, on paper, also the Fujifilm GFX100 video specs are impressive (10 bit internal, 400 mbps, no crop 4K, IBIS etc).
But how does it work in real life for video?
DPReview TV has tested the Fujifilm GFX100 for videos, and here are their findings: