Fujifilm Manager Says Fujifilm GFX100 has Less Noise than GFX50, Less than 10 fps, OIS/IBIS Combo, X-T3 AF Algorithm and More

Fujiflm GFX100

Fujifilm Manager Mr.Oishi was at the press event for the Fujifilm GFX system in Thailand and also chatted with the media.

The Thai youtube channel กล้องกล้วยกล้วย published 3 videos of the event, but only 2 are of interest for us (see them at the bottom of the article).

And since I don’t want you to lose as much time as I did by listening to Thai questions, the translations into English and then again the Thai translation, I decided to sum up the key points of both videos for you here on FujiRumors.

This and more for my beloved community on FujiRumors ;).

GENERAL GFX MEDIUM FORMAT PRESENTATION

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Imagine FUJIFILM would go FULL FRAME Tomorrow Morning…

If Fujifilm Would go Full Frame….

So, top Fujifilm manager Toshi Ilda said it clearly here: “We will NEVER go Full Frame!”

NOTE: this is not an article against full frame. I just try to put myself in Fujifilm’s shoes and see what it would mean for them to go full frame.

Now, apart from the fact that I 100% agree with what CanonWatch said:

Never say never, even if you’re making the best APS-C mirrorless cameras on the market

Remember when Fujifilm said they will never be able to offer IBIS on Fuji X Mount cameras?

Anyway, Fuji says. there won’t be any full frame camera, and according to this huge FujiRumors poll, most of you guys agree with Mr. Toshi.

But imagine…

Imagine Fujifilm would go full frame tomorrow morning.

Mostly due to the slower full frame sensor readout compared to APS-C (as listed in our advantages of APS-C over Full Frame), it would be a Full Frame Fujifilm that:

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Sony Publishes New Sensor Information for Fujifilm GFX 100 IMX 461 Sensor

Sony has just published the flyer with additional details of the IMX461 sensor, the one used by the Fujifilm GFX 100.

16-bit digital output makes it possible to readout the signals of 102 M effective pixels at high-speed of 2.7 frame/s in still picture mode. In addition, vertical subsampling binning and horizontal pixel binning realize high-speed 12-bit digital output for shooting moving picture.”

Features

  • Type 3.4 CMOS active pixel type dots
  • Input clock frequency 72 MHz
  • All-pixel readout mode – Various readout modes (*)
  • Rolling shutter function moving picture mode
  • H driver, V driver and serial communication circuit on chip
  • +36 dB gain settable by Bayer color in CDS/PGA on chip
  • Built-in 11-bit/12-bit/14-bit/16-bit A/D converter
  • 8 Lane SLVS-EC output
  • R, G, B primary color mosaic filters on chip
  • Back-illuminated type

You can check out the PDF here – via sony semicron

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Fujifilm X and GFX Deals are Back for Holiday Season

Fuji Deals are Back

The Fujifilm X and GFX camera and lens deals expired last week, and they are back this week already.

I guess Fujifilm realized, that it was not a very smart move to end the deals right before the X-mas holiday season, and decided to extend them.

Some deals are now even better. For example you now save $200 on the X-T20 instead of $150.

For now I have no indication how long they will run, but I guess Fujifilm will end them along with the Fujifilm X-T3 deals and Fujifilm GFX 50R deals, hence on December 29.

Fujifilm X and GFX deals

Fujifilm GFX 50R / 50S
GFX 50R + GF63mm (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
GFX 50R + GF45mm (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
GFX 50R + GF32-64mm (save $800): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera

GFX 50S (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Fujinon GF Lenses
GF 23mm (save $620): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
GF 45mm (save $300): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
GF 63mm (save $350): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
GF 110mm (save $660): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
GF 120mm (save $640): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
GF 250mm (save 780): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
GF 32-64mm (save $550): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujifilm X Cameras
X-T3 + v. grip (save $130): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T3 + 18-55 + v. grip (save $130): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-H1 (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-H1 + v. grip (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T2 (save $500): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T2 + 18-55 (save $400): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-E3 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-E3 + XF23mmF2 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-E3 + XF18-55 (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T100 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T100 + XC15-45 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T100 + XC50-230 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T20 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + 18-55 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + 16-50 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + 15-45 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 black body (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 + XF23/2 (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 + XF35/2 (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 + XF50/2 (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 graphite + 23/2 or 35/2 or 50/2 (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama , FocusCamera
X-A3 + 15-45 (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
X100F silver/black (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera
X100F brown (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujinon Prime Lenses
XF 14mmF2.8 (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 16mmF1.4 WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
XF 18mmF2 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 23mmF1.4 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 23mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
XF 27mmF2.8 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 35mmF1.4 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 35mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 50mmF2 WR (save $50): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
XF 56mmF1.2 APD (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 56mmF1.2 (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 60mmF2.4 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 80mmF2.8 OIS WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 90mmF2 WR (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

Fujinon Zoom Lenses
XF 10-24mmF4 OIS (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 16-55mmF2.8 WR (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 18-55mmF2.8-4 OIS (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 18-135mmF3.5-5.6 OIS WR (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 50-140mmF2.8 OIS WR with Teleconverters option (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 55-200mmF3.5-4.8 OIS (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 100-400mmF4.5-5.6 OIS WR with Teleconverters option (save $300): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Official Fujifilm Recommended Battery Chargers

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Fujifilm X-T3 Sensor: Can Fujifilm Unlock Full 16 Bit Sensor Power via Firmware Update or Maybe Come to Fujifilm X-H2?

Fujifilm Sony Sensors

We recently reported here, that Sony officially listed the IMX571 26MP Fujifilm X-T3 and the IMX461 100 MP Fujifilm GFX100 sensors on their page.

Now these sensors are also listed at framos.com, and it gives us a few more details:

FUJIFILM X-T3

If you check out the X-T3 sensor details (table below), you will see that Sony’s 26 megapixel sensor has a bit depth that can go up to 16. The Fujifilm X-T3, though, shoots at 14 bit in regular mode and I hear 12 bit in sports mode.

It looks like Fujifilm did not/not yet enable 16bit readout mode, and went for 14 bit instead, because they prioritize speed over image quality.

In fact, 14 bit files are significantly faster to read out than 16 bit files, which, on the other hand, offer lower noise than 14bit.

Now, this is not a rumor, not at this stage… but…

… but I wonder if Fujifilm could enabled 16 bit a later stage via a firmware update, and maybe even give us the option to select between 14 bit for ultimate speed or 16 bit for ultimate image quality.

Anyway, Framos writes:

The IMX571BQR-C is a diagonal 28.3 mm (Type 1.8) CMOS active pixel type image sensor with a square pixel array and 26.11 M effective pixels. This sensor incorporates maximum 36 dB PGA circuit and 16-bit A/D converter. 16-bit digital output makes it possible to readout the signals of 26.11 M effective pixels at high-speed of 6.84 frame/s in still picture mode. In addition, it realizes 12-bit digital output for high-speed 4K moving picture by window readout mode. This sensor is designed for use in consumer cameras. Please consult your imaging experts at FRAMOS if you have any questions.”

See the Fuji X-T3 sensor details at framos here.

Fujifilm X-H2

Fuji Guy Billy already said here, that the 25% better heat dissipation of the Fujifilm X-H1 body over the X-T2 body, allows them to run the X-Processor Pro faster in the X-H1 than on the X-T2.

I guess the same will be valid for the Fujifilm X-H2, and hence it will be able to squeeze even more power out of the brand new Fujifilm X Processor 4.

I wonder if that would make it easier for Fujifilm to offer 16 bit on the X-H2.

Fujifilm GFX100

Framos.com also shares the details of the Fujifilm GFX 100 sensor, the IMX461. They write:

The IMX461AQR-C is a diagonal 55 mm (Type 3.4) CMOS active pixel type image sensor with a square pixel array and 102 M effective pixels. This IC incorporates maximum 36 dB PGA circuit and 16-bit A/D converter. 16-bit digital output makes it possible to readout the signals of 102 M effective pixels at high-speed of 2.7 frame/s in still picture mode. In addition, vertical subsampling binning and 3-horizontal pixel weighted binning realize high-speed 12-bit digital output for shooting moving pictures.

See the Fuji GFX100 sensor details at framos here.

Technical Tables

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