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Fujifilm Q1 FY 2019/3 Financial Results: Upfront R&D Investment for Fujifilm X-T3, GFX 50R and GFX 100S Stops Operating Income Grow

Fujifilm Financial Results for FY2019/3 1st Quarter

Fujifilm just published the 1st quarter results for the Financial Year 2019. Fujifilm confirms to be a healthy company, but the overall operating income in the imaging solutions segment went down 2.2%…

due to such factors as upfront R&D investment for next generation processor and sensor for digital cameras and others.”

Of course they mainly refer to the Fujifilm X-T3 and the Fujifilm GFX 100S, which will both feature a new sensor and new processor, but also the Fujifilm GFX 50R medium format camera (coming at Photokina this year) might have needed a major R&D investment.

Regarding the FUJIFILM X-H1 and FUJIFILM X-T100, in one report they write that sales were “solid” and in another report they write sales were “strong“.

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Phase One Medium Format Camera with 44×33 100 MP BSI Sensor Coming June 2018. Same Sensor of Fujifilm GFX 100S

Phase One is currently marketing an industrial Medium Format camera, that will use Sony’s IMX461 medium with 44×33 backside illuminated sensor.

It seems that delivery is expected for June 2018.

This sensor is the first medium format sensor with BSI technology, and it will be very like the core of the Fujifilm GFX 100S. The Fujifilm GFX 100S itself is expected for 2019.

Before that, Fujifilm will launch the Fujifilm GFX 50R, a very affordable rangefinder alike medium format camera with 50 megapixel.

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BREAKING: Fujifilm X-T3 and GFX 100S will Have Interchangeable FULL FRAME, APS-C and Monochrome Sensor Similar to Ricoh GXR/S10

Fujifilm X-T3

Do you like Full Frame? Do you prefer APS-C? Is X-Trans your thing or do you want a Bayer sensor? Or maybe you always dreamed of a monochrome sensor?

Don’t worry, to get all of this, you will need just one camera, the Fujifilm X-T3.

Our top trusted Japanese source just told us that the Fujifilm X-T3 will have an interchangeable lens/processor/sensor.

The concept is similar to the one used by the Ricoh GXR/S10, where basically lens, sensor and processor will be integrated into 1 single unit, that you can switch how you prefer.

Our trusted source told us, that at the Fujifilm X-T3 launch in September 2018, the Fujifilm X-T3 will be offered with:

  • 24MP APS-C X-Trans sensor
  • New X-Trans sensor with less than 30MP
  • 24MP BSI Bayer Full Frame sensor of Sony A7III
  • Monochrome 24MP Full Frame Sensor of Leica M Monochrom
  • organic APS-C sensor with global shutter

Along with the Fujifilm X-T3, Fujifilm will also launch the first two Full Frame lenses:

  • XFF 35mm F1.8
  • XFF 70-200mm F2.8

I asked our Japanese source if it will have also the option of a Medium Format sensor, but the source said MF sensor would make the Fujifilm X-T3 chassis too big, and Fujifilm wants to keep it smaller than the X-H1.

Fuji’s idea is to offer a Fujifilm X-T3, where you guys can still perfectly use all your current APS-C lenses, but if you want, you can slowly transition to full frame and finally spend more money on bigger FF glass.

The source also told us, that the new system is the real reason, why the Fujifilm X-T3 will not have IBIS: it is just technically too complicated at the moment to make an interchangeable sensor system with IBIS incorporated.

The price of the Fujifilm X-T3 will be “extremely agressive” said the source and “lower than current X-T2 price“.

You can check out the Ricoh GXR/S10 to get more details on how it works.

Fujifilm GFX 100S

The source also told us that the Fujifilm GFX 100S will also have a completely interchangeable sensor/processor unit, and in this case Fujifilm will offer a monochrome medium format sensor as well as an APS-C X-Trans sensor, so that people, upgrading from APS-C to Medium Format, will be able to use all their Fujinon XF glass on the GFX 100S without needing any adapter

No Full Frame sensor will be offered for the Fujifilm GFX 100S.

On the other hand, the Fujifilm GFX 50R will remain with a fixed MF sensor. The goal of this camera is to make it as cheap as possible.

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Sony Officially Shows New Medium Format Sensor Roadmap at CEBit… with 100MP BSI Sensor (for Fujifilm GFX 100s)

Mirrorlessrumors put an end to the doubt, if the recent video showing a 100MP and 150MP Back illumiated Medium Format sensor was just an April fool’s or not.

And it was not!

In an official PDF document of sony-semicon here, the company shows:

1) New 100MP 44x33mm Medium format Back Illuminated sensor would be announced in 2018 (for the kind of cameras like the Fuji GFX and X1D)
2) New 150MP 55x41mm Medium format Back Illuminated sensor would be announced in 2018 (for the kind of cameras like the Phase One 100XF).
3) New 150MP 55x41mm Medium format Back Illuminated monochrome sensor would be announced in 2018

The new sensor for the Fujifilm GFX 100S (the IMX461) will be ready for 2018, which doesn’t mean, though, that the GFX 100S will also come in 2018.

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Fujiflm GFX100S with IBIS, Release in 2019 and Expected Price About as Much as Hasselbald X1D

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Then let’s share the next bunch of rumors:

The Fujfilm GFX 100S is currently scheduled for 2019 (and not 2020). A source told me it expects to cost like the Hasselblad X1D ($9,000), so there will be a rather significant bump in price.

Moreover, a rumor that you should take with a grain of salt, I hear it might have IBIS, which would be awesome, since photographers love to adapt old third party glass on it, and they would all have it stabilized :)

Keep in mind… these are all long term rumors, and so take it with a grain of salt. And especially the IBIS rumor is to double confirm.

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THE ROADMAP FUJIFILM DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE

 

  • GF 250mm F4 (early 2018) – Announced
  • GF 35mm F2.8 (mid 2018)
  • GF 20-36mm F3.5-4.5 or GF 100-200mm F4.5-5.6 (end 2018. NOTE: Fujifilm says one of the two. Final decision has not yet been done)

Sony’s 100 Megapixel Medium Format Sensor – for Fujifilm GFX100S – will Shoot 4K and 8K. Ready in 2018

Fujifilm GFX100S

Back in March and April 2017, Sony officially presented to the world their future medium format sensors. There were three sensors, but relevant for Fuji Medium Format users, is the IMX461, a new 100 Megapixel 44x33mm medium format back illuminated sensor that will be ready for 2018.

Now more details have been disclosed by Sony about the next generation 44×33 MF sensor, which will very likely be the core of the new Fujifilm GFX100S.

Sony says it will be capable of 4K video at 30fps and 8K video at 18fps. It remains to see how much heat will be generated by the sensor/processor and if the Fujifilm GFX100S body can properly dissipate it.

And hopefully Fuji’s processor will be powerful enough to process the huge amount of data properly.

So what can we expect from the Fujifilm GFX100S?

  • 100 Megapixel
  • BSI sensor
  • 4K (maybe even 8K) video
  • less moiré due to the higher megapixel count
  • sharper than Japanese steel*
  • faster sensor readout allows…
  • … faster AF speed
  • … faster continous shooting
  • … better EVF refresh rate

*Fujifilm said that the GF lenses are designed to support 100MP resolution… so, even if it’s hard to believe given how sharp the GFX files already are, the GF lenses currently underperform on the GFX 50S.

The fact that the sensor will be ready for 2018, does not necessarily mean that the Fujifilm GFX100S will also hit the market in 2018.

Whatever Fujifilm’s medium format future brings, the best place to instantly get the news, is our Fujifilm GFX facebook page. And if you want to interact with 16,000 GFX owners and fans, feel free to join our immense GFX facebook group.

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Inside the Fujifilm Factory with Lok: Assemblling the Fujifilm GFX100 and the Discontinued Fujifilm X-H1

Lok brings you inside the Fujifilm factory in Sendai, Japan.

The first thing he shows, is part of the assembly of the Fujifilm GFX100. Lok is surprised to see that so much of the assembly is done by hand.

You also see how meticulously every smallest dust particle is removed from the sensor and the lenses.

Lok then tries to apply the rubber texture to a Fujifilm X-H1, but what looks easy in skilled hands, turns out to much more difficult to do if you are not trained for it.

And if you wonder, why a Fujifilm X-H1, well, I believe the tour dates back to May/June 2019, when we already shared a couple of similar Fujifilm Sendai factory tour videos.

At that time, Fujifilm only stopped selling Fujifilm X-H1 body only, but they where still producing it, since it had a big revival pushed by the Fujifilm X-H1 + vertical grip combo deals.

Here on FujiRumors, the Fujifilm X-H1 even beat the Fujifilm X-T3 in terms of overall 2019 sales, thanks to this deal.

The production of Fujifilm X-H1 probably only ended in the second half of 2019.

You can see the full factory tour video below.

Steelsring Nikon to Fujifilm GFX AF Smart Adapter Firmware and Autofocus Improvements for GFX100 Coming in Q1 2020

Steelsring has posted an update regarding its recently released Nikon F to Fujifilm GFX autofocus adapter.

1) Contrast based AF support to F-mount compatible type G, E and AF-P lenses
2) Auto aperture control for type E lens
3) Manual aperture lever for type G lens, real-time aperture control , nonadjustable from camera body, only the current max aperture is displayed in camera.
4) Full EXIF recording for supported lenses
5) Type D lens is not supported, AF is impossible with this adapter,EXIF is recorded.
6) Lens VR/OIS support
7) Support 35mm format mode of GFX
8) F-mount lenses AF performs better than EF lenses on GFX due to different AF driving mode.

Also, they say:

BTW: A high AF performance FW update will be available in Q1, 2020 for FUJIFILM cameras , especially for GFX 100s and latest FX cameras

It’s unclear if he refers to further improvements to the adapter, or to a Fujifilm firmware improvement for Fujifilm GFX100.

Check out all details at Steelsring here.

  • 2020/01/04 Steelsring EF-NZ v1.03 Firmware Update, improved lens compatibility and EXIF info recording, download it here, for details see release notes.

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Fujifilm GFX100 Official Announcement at 02:00 AM New York Time

Fujifilm GFX 100

The Fujifilm GFX100 will be officially announced on May 23 at 02:00 AM New York time.

With the embargo lifted, the web will be flooded with first looks and samples, and FujiRumors will organize everything in a practical live blog for you.

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Fujifilm GFX100 Shipping Second Half of June

Fujifilm GFX100

According to our sources, the Fujifilm GFX100 will ship in the second half of June, provided there are no complications on the firmware front, in which case there might be a slight delay.

Do not miss our Fujifilm GFX100 live blog on FujiRumors!

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