Camera GP Japan 2020 Awards: Sony Wins Big and Fujifilm GFX100 Grabs the Editors Award

The Fujifilm GFX100 won the Camera GP Japan 2020 Editors Award, said to be the most prestigious camera award in Japan.

Now, I don’t know much about this specific award, but overall I wrote an article in the past about the dubious meaningfulness of such awards. But hey, better to win something than not to win.

It is totally subjective, but personally I rejoice much more when other awards are won, for example when photographers using Fujifilm cameras win hands down at the 2020 Word Press Photo awards.

Think at this:

None of the Fujifilm X shooters creaming off all the top awards at the World Press Photo 2020 used the most powerful camera on the market: an X-Pro2, an X100F, an X-H1 and others. But each of these cameras has its character, its peculiar look and feel, build ergonomically around the different needs of different photographers, and hence the tool many chose, to go out and grab award winning images.

Personally I also prefer to use a camera that fits my shooting style, rather than one with the power of a playstation, as I know I will get better results out of the first one.

This is also the reason, why the Fujifilm GFX100 made me salivate on specs level, but personally (as a guy, who does not make a penny out of his photography) I would not buy one, at least not until it looks like this Fujifilm GFX concept.

When I picked up the Fujifilm GFX100 and tested it, it was the first Fujifilm camera I ever hold in my hands, that I had to spend time just to figure out how to operate it.

You know what I mean?

I mean, give me an X-Pro2, X100V or X-T4, and thanks to their intuitive layout and manual controls, I can shoot right away, without any need of a manual or even setting up anything at the menu.

Specs are nice and good. But esthetics, ergonomics, feel and usability are more inspiring for me than mere specs, and therefore help me to keep my passion, fun and inspiration for photography high and fresh.

With that said, here you get it: the list of Camera JP Japan 2020 winners.

The big winner is Sony.

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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Sony A7III IBIS Comparison, Viltrox EF-FX2 on X-T4, Peak Design Anchor Mount Solution, NP-W235 Battery Analysed & More

Here is a Fujifilm X-T4 roundup. It includes

  • an IBIS performance comparison between the Fujifilm X-T4 and the Sony A7III. Clear win for the Fujifilm X-T4 here
  • Marteen noticed X-T4 lockups, particularly when the vertical grip and external power source is connected
  • Cameralabs X-T4 review
  • a test of the Viltrox EF-FX2 on the X-T4
  • since the Fujifilm GB-001 screw does not really fit on the Fuji X-T4, a solution can be found on the Peak Design Anchor Mount (images below)
  • & More

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Fujifilm X-T4 Roundup

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Meet Fujifilm X Shooter Alain Shroeder, 2020 World Press Photo Award Winner, and Discover Why he Does Not Use the Viewfinder

Fujifilm APS-C (and also medium format) cameras experienced a true victory parade at this years’ World Press Photo awards, creaming off the top overall singles and stories awards, but winning also in other categories.

Now Fujifilm has interviewed Alain Shroeder, winner of the overall stories category (as well as a single category) at this years’ World Press Photo award.

It’s an enjoyable video that you can see below. For your convenience I have made a summary, in case you don’t have the 8 minutes time right now to watch the video.

Video + Summary

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TOP SELLERS (and In Stock): Fujifilm BC-W235 Dual Battery Charger, NP-W235 Battery and Vertical Grip for Fujifilm X-T4

Fujifilm is shipping the X-T4 without an external battery charger (you have to charge batteries via the camera).

Until now, the only option you have to charge your batteries externally, is the Fujifilm’s BC-W235 dual battery charger.

Now, I do not pretend a dual charger with a nice LCD indicator to come in the box along with the X-T4, but at least a simple external charger should have been included. It’s just a practical option to have, for example when you want to charge your spare batteries at home or in the hotel room, while you are out shooting with your X-T4.

This is why I ordered one myself.

But that’s how it is. And so far, at least for Fujifilm, it seems to work well, since (as to expect) people are buying lots of those chargers, and BHphoto even marked it as “#1 Seller“.

The big fat new NP-W235 batteries instead are listed as “Top Seller“. Also the Fujifilm VG-XT4 vertical battery grip is in stock.

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Owners Can Return Their Viltrox Lenses and No Problems with Fujifilm X-T4, X-T3 and Other Cameras

Yesterday on FujiRumors we reported how all Viltrox autofocus lenses can damage Fujifilm X-Pro3 cameras. To see an image of the damage, check out this article.

Well, now Viltrox is letting customers know, that Fujifilm X-Pro3 users can return their Viltrox lens. They also say that there is no problem with other cameras, such as the Fujifilm X-T4 and Fujifilm X-T3.

The screenshot above is from an email a FR-reader got from Viltrox.

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