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Fujifilm Releases Major New Firmware for GFX100, GFX100S and X-S10

Just 24 hours after the previous new firmware rollout for several cameras, Fujifilm has also released the long awaited and major firmware updates for the Fujifilm GFX100 and X-S10, as well as a new firmware for the Fujifilm GFX100S.

FujiRumors will provide all details and download links down below.

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Fujifilm GFX50SMKII will Look Exactly Like the Fujifilm GFX100S

Thanks to FujiRumors sources we know already a few things about the Fujifilm GFX50SMKII:

Now we have one more detail to share, and I think it’s an important one.

You might remember how the great guys at Nokishita spotted a registration about a camera that has “almost the size” of the Fujifilm GFX100S.

Well, our sources reached out to us, saying we should replace “almost” with “exactly“.

In fact, we received information that the Fujifilm GFX50SMKII will have the same outer shell of the Fujifilm GFX100S.

More details to follow soon on FujiRumors.

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Landscape Photography X-T4 vs GFX100S Sensor Size Obsession, Can Your Computer Handle 102 MP Files and More GFX Roundup

I get it that the brand new Fujifilm GFX100S and the Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 get all this attention.

But the Fujifilm GFX system is more than that.

Hence, here is a roundup that includes lots of GFX gear, not only the GFX100S and the GF80mmF1.7.

Warning: it is a massive roundup!

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The Roundup

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LEAKED: Fujifilm GFX50S MKII has Almost Size of GFX100S and Coming August 27

ATTENTION: the images you see above refer to the GFX100S registration file, and NOT to the GFX50S MKII. The first three specs sheets only refer to FF210001, hence GFX50S MKII

We already told you 2 months ago here, that the registered FF210001 camera is the Fujifilm GFX50S MKII.

Now Nokishita spotted the FCC registration with a few more details.

Fujifilm’s unreleased digital camera “FF210001” has also passed FCC certification. Equipped with Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b / g / n) and Bluetooth. Is the size almost the same as GFX100S? The planned release date of detailed materials at this time is August 27, 2021

Since nokishita says it, I will report about it. But I wouldn’t place my money on an August 27 announcement. The size should be close to the one of the GFX100S, as you can see above from the diagram of the GFX100S that nokishita included.

As we already told you, the Fujifilm GFX50SMKII will feature the same sensor of the original Fujifilm GFX50S, hence non-BSI and non-PDAF 50 Megapixel.

I will investigate and give you more details as soon as I can.

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Fujifilm GFX100S Technical Analysis: 4 Small Sensors Stitched Together, Banding Fixed also on GFX100 and More

Jim Kasson continues his technical analysis of the Fujifilm GFX100S.

We already reported how he noticed that the Fujifilm GFX100S solved the PDAF banding issue.

He did check it on his original Fujifilm GFX100, and also there he says the banding has been fixed, as you can read here. FujiRumors already told you here that Fujifilm secretly fixed it via firmware update. Now Jim’s test finally confirms that.

Also, he confirms what we already told you back in 2017 here: the huge medium format GFX sensor is made of four small sensors stitched together. However, to be clear, this will not create any problem in your images.

UPDATE: as Jim explain more precisely at our wonderful GFX group here:

The GFX 100S sensor is not 4 small sensors stitched together. The lithography is stitched. It’s analogous to creating a pano by stitching. The result is on one piece of paper. In the GFX case it’s one piece of silicon.

Here is his most updated coverage:

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Fujifilm Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results: Income Down 37.8%, but Great Recovery thanks to X-S10 and GFX100S, No Mention of X-T4

Fujifilm has published its financial results for Fiscal Year 2020 (from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021).

So how did Fujifilm perform in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a nutshell:

  • Instax is going strong
  • broadcasting and cinema lenses suffered most due to cancellation of events (such as the Olympic games) caused by the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Fujifilm X and GFX series had a tough start but recovered greatly later in the year thanks to the Fujifilm X-S10, Fujifilm GFX100S and GF80mm F1.7 R WR, allowing a year-over-year increase in the second-half revenue

For the imaging solution, this translated in an operating income that amounted to ¥15.6 billion (down 37.8% year-over-year).

It is curious they do not mention the Fujifilm X-T4 in their reports, which hit the market in spring 2020. Maybe it’s the camera that suffered most from the pandemic, as it was released right when the pandemic started, factories were shutting down and there was the biggest uncertainty on how the pandemic would evolve.

And once the situation was getting more clear and better, Fujifilm had already a mini X-T4 on the market, the X-S10, which was smaller, more affordable, mainstream ergonomic choices and IBIS, making it probably a top pick over the X-T4 for many. Plus the X-T3 saw some substantial rebates, so if you don’t need IBIS and hate selfie screens, the X-T3 was still the better choice.

This time the bad timing was definitely not Fuji’s fault (as opposed to the X-H1 and X-T3 release timing), but mere bad luck.

Here are some excerpts:

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Techart EF-GFX AF Adapter Firmware 3.0 Improves Fujifilm GFX100S Autofocus and IBIS Support

Techart EF-GFX adapter newest firmware v3.0 is available. It fixes their Canon EF/GFX adapter for use with the GFX100 and Fujifilm GFX100S.

TECHART EF-FG01

  • The unstable operation that occurs with the FUJIFILM GFX100 and FUJIFILM GFX100S has been improved, and the AF response has been improved.
    * Please do not update other than the above models. AF response will be poor.

You can download the latest firmware on this page. For firmware details check this PDF. For update procedure, check out this PDF.

Fujifilm GFX100S Cameralabs Review (vs Sony A1): A Tremendous, Inspirational and Satisfying Camera to Use

Gordon from Cameralabs reviewed the Fujifilm GFX100S.

Here is a summary of his 20 minutes long review and you’ll find also the video down below.

In short: it’s amazing!

A more in depth comparison with the Sony A1 will follow, but some tidbits he already delivered in this review.

Summary

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DPR: Fujifilm GFX100S Gets Gold Award (with Error)

DPReview has published its full Fujifilm GFX100S review.

No surprise, it gets the Gold Award.

If gaining the extra image quality it offers over full-frame is valuable to you, we suspect you’ll be happy to work around any of the GFX’s shortcomings

[…] the Canon EOS R5, Sony a7R IV, Nikon Z7 II and Panasonic S1R are all quicker cameras with faster AF systems and all offer focus tracking and eye-detection functions that work more dependably than the Fujifilm. They’re also all smaller and less expensive than the GFX. However, none of them can match its image quality.

DPR says the Panasonic S1R is smaller than the GFX100S, but I am not so sure about that. It’s actually even lighter and slightly smaller. Rather significant error by DPR. Full Frame does not have to win at any price ;).

Anyway, here are their Pros and Cons:

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