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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;).