Fujifilm has a clear strategy: do not join the overcrowded mirrorless full frame war, dominate APS-C and MF, and then attack full frame from both sides.
If that will work, only time will tell.
But GxAce seems to be one of those, who thinks this strategy could actually work out well for Fujifilm.
Back in October he published this captivating and controversial video called “Bye bye full frame“, as he believed the X-T3 was one good reason not to go full frame. If you want to see and read his arguing, check out this article.
Now he also reviewed the Fujifilm GFX100, and he says that:
in a few years, when the features and reliability and performance of the GFX100 trickle down to cheaper cost models, it really will make full frame difficult to choose over the alternative
Looking at the fact, that already now 70% of GFX users come from Full Frame, as a Fujifilm manager officially said here, he might not be too far off with his prediciton.
You can see the full review above and read a summary below.
- it surprised him how similar it was to a Fujifilm X-T3, in the way it performs and handles
- 10,000 seem much, but it’s priced around a top tier DSLR
- it’s by far the easiest and most reliable medium format to use
- images are just ridiculous
- it’s actually a light camera
- futuristic and modern looking design, he likes that
- he’d like that “cyper-punk” design also for the X-T line
- very good battery life
- AF is not as good for video as it is for stills. He shoots manual focus in video anyway
- he used an anamorphic adapter
- the GFX100 opens up doors to get similar aesthetic look to an Alexa 65 or an Imax camera, for a fraction of the cost
- he’d live Indie filmmakers to make videos on GFX100 instead of a Red or Blackmagic. You get a look that isn’t possible with those cameras, unless you go up an spend $100,000 for an Arri Alexa
- this camera is a paradigm shift in photography
- first MF camera that functions and works just as easily and as conveniently as your tipical mirrorless camera
- a huge step in terms of bringing medium format to the everyday person
- in a few years, when the features and reliability and performance of this camera trickles down to cheaper cost models, it really will make full frame difficult to choose over the alternative
- fujirumors.com – Fujifilm X vs GFX: Which System is More Future Proof? – POLL
- fujirumors.com – Why Fujifilm GFX Medium Format System is Future Proof and Tony Northrup’s GFX Pessimism is Unjustified
- fujirumors.com – Fujifilm Manager: “70% of GFX Users Came from Full Frame.
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