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Top Fujifilm Product 2018 – VOTE NOW

Top Fujifilm Gear 2018

2018 was a fantastic Fujifilm year, with lots of great gear launched. But which one was the best Fujifilm product of 2018 according to you?

Let’s see if it will be an exciting head to head race like for the best Fujifilm product 2017, or if we will have a clear winner, like in the best Fujifilm product 2016 poll.

Vote the poll down below.

Not included the Fujifilm GFX100, since we don’t have final specs, as well as lenses that are only on the roadmap so far.

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Fujifilm X-T3 Sensor: Can Fujifilm Unlock Full 16 Bit Sensor Power via Firmware Update or Maybe Come to Fujifilm X-H2?

Fujifilm Sony Sensors

We recently reported here, that Sony officially listed the IMX571 26MP Fujifilm X-T3 and the IMX461 100 MP Fujifilm GFX100 sensors on their page.

Now these sensors are also listed at framos.com, and it gives us a few more details:

FUJIFILM X-T3

If you check out the X-T3 sensor details (table below), you will see that Sony’s 26 megapixel sensor has a bit depth that can go up to 16. The Fujifilm X-T3, though, shoots at 14 bit in regular mode and I hear 12 bit in sports mode.

It looks like Fujifilm did not/not yet enable 16bit readout mode, and went for 14 bit instead, because they prioritize speed over image quality.

In fact, 14 bit files are significantly faster to read out than 16 bit files, which, on the other hand, offer lower noise than 14bit.

Now, this is not a rumor, not at this stage… but…

… but I wonder if Fujifilm could enabled 16 bit a later stage via a firmware update, and maybe even give us the option to select between 14 bit for ultimate speed or 16 bit for ultimate image quality.

Anyway, Framos writes:

The IMX571BQR-C is a diagonal 28.3 mm (Type 1.8) CMOS active pixel type image sensor with a square pixel array and 26.11 M effective pixels. This sensor incorporates maximum 36 dB PGA circuit and 16-bit A/D converter. 16-bit digital output makes it possible to readout the signals of 26.11 M effective pixels at high-speed of 6.84 frame/s in still picture mode. In addition, it realizes 12-bit digital output for high-speed 4K moving picture by window readout mode. This sensor is designed for use in consumer cameras. Please consult your imaging experts at FRAMOS if you have any questions.”

See the Fuji X-T3 sensor details at framos here.

Fujifilm X-H2

Fuji Guy Billy already said here, that the 25% better heat dissipation of the Fujifilm X-H1 body over the X-T2 body, allows them to run the X-Processor Pro faster in the X-H1 than on the X-T2.

I guess the same will be valid for the Fujifilm X-H2, and hence it will be able to squeeze even more power out of the brand new Fujifilm X Processor 4.

I wonder if that would make it easier for Fujifilm to offer 16 bit on the X-H2.

Fujifilm GFX100

Framos.com also shares the details of the Fujifilm GFX 100 sensor, the IMX461. They write:

The IMX461AQR-C is a diagonal 55 mm (Type 3.4) CMOS active pixel type image sensor with a square pixel array and 102 M effective pixels. This IC incorporates maximum 36 dB PGA circuit and 16-bit A/D converter. 16-bit digital output makes it possible to readout the signals of 102 M effective pixels at high-speed of 2.7 frame/s in still picture mode. In addition, vertical subsampling binning and 3-horizontal pixel weighted binning realize high-speed 12-bit digital output for shooting moving pictures.

See the Fuji GFX100 sensor details at framos here.

Technical Tables

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Fujifilm Manager at PhotoPlus: “We Expect Fujifilm GFX 100 to Cost About $9,995. Fujifilm X-T3 Sales are On Fire!”

Fuji GFX100

Cameta Camera interviewed Brandon from Fujifilm about the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujifilm GFX100. You can see both videos below.

Here is what Brandon says:

Fujifilm GFX100

  • Brandon expect the Fujifilm GFX100 to cost about $9,995, so just under $10,000
  • Fujifilm invested millions in the new processor, which allows fast autofocus on the X-T3, and the Fujifilm GFX100 will have the same processor
  • the market for 100MP cameras will expload with the Fujifilm GFX100

Fujifilm X-T3

  • it’s an excellent seller. About 1 month after release, sales are just on fire

Fujinon Roadmap lenses

  • XF16-80mmF4: it’s not a replacement for the current kit lens, just an addition. Price will be very attractive
  • XF33mmF1.0: an exciting lens

And at the bottom of this article, you find the BHphoto Fujifilm GFX 50R youtube hands on video.

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RUMOR: Fujifilm GFX 100 with Pixel Shift Multishot

Fujifilm GFX 100

Photokina 2018 is history and comprehensively covered for you here on Fujirumors, first with the breaking rumors, then with the coverage directly from Photokina.

But just like Fujifilm’s new slogan, also FujiRumors “never stops“.

So for me, it’s already time to look into the future in order to keep up with all breaking and exclusive rumors.

After having successfully told you almost a year ago (in December 2017) that the Fujifilm GFX 100S will come with IBIS, we now have more details for you.

According to our sources, the Fujifilm GFX 100S will have:

  • pixel shift multishot

Pixel shift multishot can be used with static subject. The IBIS moves the sensor into different positions and takes several images that it then combines into a single high resolution image (just in case 100 MP is not high resolution enough already ;) ).

Currently the Fujifilm X-H1 can’t do pixel shift, as the special X-Trans array might make pixel shift more complicated compared to the convential Bayer sensor. But this does not mean, that Fujifilm won’t figure it out at some point, how to bring pixel shift also to X-Trans.

The Fujifilm GFX 100, though, will feature a new Bayer sensor, hence pixel shift might be easier to achieve.

In addition to the new rumored specs today, a Fujifilm manager told us here that the GFX 100S will have:

The Fujifilm GFX 100 will surely be beast of a camera.

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FujiRumors at Photokina: About Japanese Fujifilm Managers, Touch and Try the X-T3 and GFX 50R, Tapping 33 Articles in 3 days

Jonas Rask Live Talk at Photokina 2018

FujiRumors @ Photokina 2018

I am not that kind of guy, who breaks into a place bypassing security checks…

I broke into photokina bypassing security checks 1 day ahead of the official opening, because I could not wait to deliver you the first images side by side of the XF33mmF1.0, XF16-80mmF4 and XF16mmF2.9 and first hands on video of the Fujifilm GFX 50R.

But let’s talk about it later and start with the Fujifilm managers.

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Fujifilm Manager Says GFX 100 is Coming with 4K video 4:2:0 10 bit Internal Recording in First Half 2019 for about $10,000

Fujifilm GFX 100

Cinema5D interviewed a Fujiflm manager about the Fujifilm GFX 100S concept. You can see the full video here and blog post here.

Key points:

  • GFX 50R and GFX 50S main difference is the look and size
  • Battery and shutter design allowed for smaller design on GFX 50R
  • Fujifilm GFX 100: 4K, 10bit internal recording
  • currently under hard development, available first half 2019 (as we told you here)
  • 4K video 4:2:0 10 bit internal, and 4:2:2 via HDMI
  • around $10,000
  • IBIS (as we already told you in December 2017)
  • GFX and X is enough, no Full Frame

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Fujifilm GFX 50R and Fujifilm GFX 100S Product Catalogue Available

Fujifilm GFX 100S and GFX 50R

Fujifilm just uploaded the Fujifilm GFX 50R and Fujifilm GFX 100S product catalogue

You can now pre-order the Fujifilm GFX 50R at AmazonUS here.

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Fujifilm GFX 50R and Fujifilm GFX 100S LIVE BLOGGING – Until 9AM EST on September 26

Fujifilm GFX 50R Pre-Order @ 9AM EST on 26 Sept

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Official Fujifilm GFX 50R/100S Info + New GF Lens Roadmap

Fujifilm GFX 50R
Press Release / Product Page + Sample Images

Fujifilm GFX 100S
Press Release

New GF Lens Roadmap
Press Release

FujiRumors Coverage

  • fujirumors youtube – hands on the GFX 50R
  • fujirumors.com – LIVE STREAMING of GFX launch (with screenshots)
  • fujirumors.com – Capture One Adds Fujifilm GFX Support, Film Simulations and Special Fujifilm Version (with discount code for FR readers)
  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm Launches New GFX Series Medium Format Mirrorless Digital Camera “FUJIFILM GFX 50R”
  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm Unveils GFX 100S Megapixels Concept, First Medium Format Camera with IBIS
  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm GFX 100S First Official Product Images
  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm Announces Development Roadmap for Latest Interchangeable Lenses for GFX Series

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Size Comparison + GFX 100S Images

CaptureOne / Iridient

Capture One just annoucned a major Fujifilm support update. They now support all Fujifilm cameras, the will add film simulation support and tethering for GFX 50S, X-H1, X-T3, X-T2, X-T1, X-Pro2 and they also launched a special Fujifilm version.

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Iridient X Transformer supports Fujifilm GFX 50R

Videos (Links only)

GFX 50R First Looks

GFX 100S

GFX 50R (very nice) Promo Videos

Videos (Embedded on FR)

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BREAKING: Fujifilm GFX 100S Development Announcement on September 25 at 07:30 AM New York Time

Fujifilm GFX 100S

Trusted sources just told to FujiRumors, that the Fujifilm GFX 100S development announcement will take place on the same day of the Fujifilm GFX 50R announcement, hence September 25 at 07:30 AM New York time.

Development announcement” means we won’t get the specs (but we already know it will feature the BSI 100MP Sony sensor), however, you will see mockups and maybe even working prototypes of the Fujifilm GFX 100S.

As we already told you back in December 2017, the Fujifilm GFX 100S is rumored to be definitely more expensive than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

So, this rumor ends here, but it’s not over yet :)

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New Fujinon GF lenses

I have no rumors about it, but I guess that along with the Fujifilm GFX 100S and Fujifilm GFX 50R, we might also see some new GF lens announcements and maybe even a new GF lens roadmap.

In fact, according to the internal Fujinon GF lens roadmap we leaked back in April 2017, Fujifilm has still the following lenses in the pipeline:

  • Fujinon GF 100-200mm F4.5-5.6
  • Fujinon GF 35mm F2.8
  • Fujinon GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5

The leaked roadmap says, that Fujifilm had to decide between the GF 100-200 or the GF 20-36mm for 2018, and at this point I believe GF 100-200 is more likely, with the GF 20-36 to be postponed to 2019. But that’s still my guess, more than a solid rumor.

And speaking of GF lenses, we also shared the following rumors:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Recently here on FujiRumors we published a major Fujifilm GFX 50R specs leak. We also wrote a follow up article about the crazy dreams and realistic expectations about the Fujifilm GFX 50R.

Fujifilm Rumor Timeline 2018/2019 – The Complete Overview on Upcoming FUJIFILM Cameras and Lenses

2018/2019 Fujifilm Rumor Timeline

Confused by all the rumors? Then let’s put some order into the big buzz :)

So first I’ll give you an accurate timeline and then, down below, the detailed rumors with reliabily rating and working link to every single rumor.

Also consider…. we are working on Fujifilm X-Pro3, X200 and all other rumors, but we will share only once we have something more reliable in our hands. Hence, don’t panic if you don’t see your dream camera listed below. It does not necessarily mean it won’t come, but only that for now we have no solid rumor about it share.

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