DPRTV Fujifilm GFX100 Review for Video: No Dynamic Range/Low Light Benefits Over X-T3, but MF can Now do Pro Video Work

Fujifilm GFX100

While 99,99% of Fujifilm GFX100 owners will buy the camera for its photographic virtues (the new king of the DPReview lab tests), at the GFX100 launch Fujifilm also highlighted the video capabilities of the latest medium format GFX camera.

And sure, on paper, also the Fujifilm GFX100 video specs are impressive (10 bit internal, 400 mbps, no crop 4K, IBIS etc).

But how does it work in real life for video?

DPReview TV has tested the Fujifilm GFX100 for videos, and here are their findings:

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Fujifilm GFX100 Technical Analysis, Reviews, Opinions and Going 100 Megapixel Macro

Jim Kasson has started his extensive and very technical Fujifilm GFX100 coverage, and it is definitely worth to check out.

He overserves some banding here.

Down below you find all the links:

  • blog.kasson – GFX 100 read noise spectral analysis
  • blog.kasson – GFX 100 extended dynamic range
  • blog.kasson – GFX 100 extended dynamic range vs ISO
  • blog.kasson – Fuji GFX 100 extended dynamic range vs shutter speed
  • blog.kasson – Fuji GFX 100 photon transfer curves
  • blog.kasson – Fuji GFX 100 light-field pattern noise
  • blog.kasson – Fuji GFX 100 dark-field pattern noise

And here are a few more GFX100 tidbits:

  • madsbjerke – Fujifilm GFX-100 Macro
  • henrysmithscottage – Looking back on Fujifilm at the introduction of the GFX 100 (opinion piece, no hands on experience)
  • thephoblographer – Review: Fujifilm GFX 100 (A Revolution in High Megapixel Imaging)

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Fuji Guy Billy: APS-C Crop Factor Cheating? :: f/2 X Mount Zoom Lenses? :: Fast G Mount Lenses Potentially Coming :: And More

The third episode of the Fujilove podcast with Fuji Guy Billy just went online (episode 1, episode 2, episode 3). You can listed to it all at sticher and Fujilove.

It’s a 1 hour podcast, and you can find it all summed up below, in case you have no time to listen to it all right now.

PODCAST SUMMARY

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Fujifilm GFX100: Stupid Resolution, Unforgiving Camera, Recovery Potential, Overheating and More

GFX100 Shadow Recovery

Piet Van den Eynde has tested how far can you take a Fujifilm GFX100 file in postproduction. You can check it out in the video above.

GFX100 Overheats?

GFX 100 overheats says Jack:

I received a strange message, “Turn off the camera, and turn it back on.” I tried that several times, and I kept receiving the same message. I took the batteries out, reloaded them, and tried again. Same message. I tried a second set of batteries. Same message.

I figured it must be the heat. At this point, I had taken 97 photographs in single-shot mode over a 90-minute period. No video.”

More at gfxmagazine.

Potential cause (and solution)

Stupid Resolution & Unforgiving Camera

digitalcameraworld woners: is 100MP just stupid? In their Fujifilm GFX100 review they write:

Unfortunately (for us), the GFX 100 has a higher resolving power even than our test chart, which maxes out at 4,000 line widths/picture height! This is normally plenty for even the best digital cameras, but not this time. […]

The GFX 100 can capture extraordinary levels of detail, but your technique has to be absolutely perfect. In our tests, we could often see differences between two examples of the same shot taken at the same time. We’re not talking about ‘marginal’ handheld shutter speeds here. Even at two or more times the usual ‘safe’ shutter speed, we saw variations. That’s not because there’s anything wrong with the camera. It’s because its resolution is so high that it will reveal even the slightest camera movement or focus shift, where both might be completely invisible on a lower-resolution camera. […]

The GFX 100 is an unforgiving camera. It will magnify your resolution, but it will also magnify your errors […]

Nevertheless, the GFX 100 is proof that megapixels still matter (as long as the sensor is big enough).

Read it all at digitalcameraworld.

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This $10 Accessory Improves and Protects the Vertical Grip of $10,000 Fujifilm GFX 100

The Fujifilm GFX100 has so far earned an incredible amount of great reviews.

But if there is one aspect, where most reviewers agree, is that the vertical grip isn’t optimally designed.

They particularly complain about the lack of texture, that makes the vertical grip more slippery than the regular grip.

Well, if after buying a $10,000 camera you don’t mind spending an additional $10, the solution proposed by a member of our great Fujifilm GFX group is to get a Dragon non slip textured rubber grip.

Not only it improves the overall grip, but, as R.G said in our GFX group:

It’s not the lack of grip that concerned me as much as wanting a barrier between the body and the Custom Bracket rotating head I use in the studio to minimize the risk of “wear signs” appearing over time.

The solution is used by Fuji X Photographer Matt Brandon for his laptop, who, when asked by the community if it wouldn’t be cheaper just to use gaffer tape, answered:

I find gaffer tape doesn’t work well in the tropic regions. I have it all over my cameras to protect them (to save them for possible resale). But within a year it starts sliding and gets sticky.

You can read more details, see customer reviews and if you want buy the Dragon non slop textured rubber grip here.

  • Grip tape for phones laptops remotes and more
  • Easy to apply peel and stick grip stickers
  • Great for your iPhone grip Samsung grip tape and more
  • Grips to most phones and cases and is easy to clean
  • Grippy enough to get a good hold but is not sticky

Down below the images of the Fujifilm GFX100 with the rubber grip.

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