And while we all know the main specs now, the 100 megapixel, the 16 bit files, the integrated grip, the huge EVF, I thought I focus on 14 things that you might have missed due to the huge amount of information spreading all over the web.
DPReview got inside the Fujifilm GFX100 pre-production assembly line (images below) and now shared a few images and insights.
Pre-production cameras are assembled almost entirely by hand.
The IBIS unit alone is made out of over 100 individual parts. The chassis is made from magnesium alloy, with polycarbonate employed in various less structurally-critical places, such as the WiFi antenna ‘window’ and the battery tray door, parts of the facia around the vertical grip controls and so on.
From the first protoype to the final version, the Fujifilm GFX100 will get hundreds of firmware updates.
When the protoypes did their job, they will be taken apart again. What a pity… I’d gladly take one of them :).
BHphoto here: Complete Comparison Fujifilm GFX100 vs Sony A7III vs Nikon Z7 vs Canon EOS 5DS R
Now you say, it is unfair to compare it with full frame. And yes, it is. But it is also unfair to compare it to other medium format cameras.
It’s the first medium format camera with IBIS, it’s mirrorless, it’s fast, and it has the size of a full frame DSLR with integrated grip, such as the Nikon D5 and Canon 1Dx MK II.
And if you think $10,000 is too much for the Fujifilm GFX100, then look around and you’ll discover that a Mamiya Leaf with 50MP 44×33 sensor, which is inferior in every regard to the GFX100, will cost you $24,000!
The Fujifilm GFX100 simply sets itself in a new territory.