I have never taken the experience of a camera similar to the GFX 100 Fujifilm. This medium format mirrorless camera with a resolution of 102 megapixels and $ 10,000 is beyond my competence (and budget). His massive RAW files destroy my poor iMac. At first, I went for a 2-gigabyte Adobe Photoshop PSD file size limit. It hurt after I took it in my back and extended the lens through the airport.
And yet, I quickly discovered that I was trying to brainstorm on a 10 grand magnification scheme. I like this thing. Offering an unusually friendly mid-format user interface, it captures the best photos of any camera I have used. This is a dream camera. But, like in any good dream, in the end, you have to wake up.
The GFX100 camera is large, but at least in landscape orientation, it is convenient to hold. The vertical grip is not as deadly as the main one, but still, it is an improvement that no one has. He feels firm in his hand and inspires confidence.
I also appreciate the fact that you can easily view the display settings thanks to three different screens. Always with an electronic ink display at the top of the camera. At the back, you will find a regular LCD tilted up, down or right for vertical shooting. Under it is a bright panel that displays the display settings, imitation film and white balance. This allows you to disable overlays on the screen, without neglecting important information.
Despite the built-in grip and increasing size, the layout of the controls looks smooth and smooth. The dedicated shutter speed replaced with a rear dial. Some controls copied for vertical orientation, including the autofocus point selector and the command dials. But the camera still looks thin.
The electronic viewfinder has 5.7 million pixels and can be removed like an EVF on the GFX50S. It does not make such a big camera compact by Removing the viewfinder. But it can help you glide into the narrow part of your camera bag. Although there is a hot shoe on top of the EVF, there is an aspect where it GFX 100 attached to the camera body. He attached his flash directly to his body without the need for an EVF.
EVF is also compatible with the Fujifilm’s $550 tilt adapter, which introduced with the GFX50S. You think this functionality can be built with an initial cost of $ 10,000. Oh good
Two SD card slots support. And you can place about 1200 RAW images on a 128 GB card, but memory formats like CFexpress do not. This is good news in terms of cost and memory availability. It’s cheap you can find easily anywhere. But photographers hope to combine this high-resolution camera with the fastest possible memory.
Get the most out of the medium format:
This changes with the GFX 100. The stability of the sensor offset helps to achieve a maximum of 102 megapixels. Even when shooting handheld. GFX 100 is not an Olympus OM-D E-M1X, where shutter speeds measured in second and are opaque when you shoot. But you can use “reasonable” speed, an ultra-high resolution. It can work with Photos
The handheld shooting of the amazing camera helpful with the amazing new phase-detection Auto Focus system that covers the whole sensor. You can position it where you need it and lock it faster than the GFX50S. Fujifilm Available for eye and face recognition and working in good conditions. It was very effective at shooting a single subject. Yet, the intrusion of events into people meant that the camera did not know which face to focus on, so standard single-point autofocus was easier.
I shot a wedding and other major events for trying the feature as part of this review. With assignments that would be difficult, if not impossible, with the old GFX 50S. In good light, the amazing focus is very fast to preserve the entire frame with mirrorless cameras and SLR cameras. Although it suffers in the dark. Dual batteries of Fujifilm GFX 100 provide good battery timing during shooting events. When you do not always know when you will have the opportunity to replace or charge the battery.
Experience with Fujifilm GFX 100:
With such a camera, photographing does not end with a press of the shutter button. The quality of the pictures outside the camera is very good. Great with JPEG if you want. But the real promise of this sensor is the flexibility it gives you through RAW files.
With a resolution of more than 100 megapixels, local editing can be more accurate. I’m in Halloween themed portraiture with a friend, I had enough money for cloning to lighten masking and burning. Starting with the 102MP, easy to get clean results at lower resolutions delivery. Maybe I’m a little messy, and there are a few more details that clearly come down to resizing for websites. I am not a Photoshop guru of any means, but I can tell you that this post is an incredible camera for heavy workflows.
The disadvantage is the large file size. The Fujifilm GFX 100 survey numbered 14-bit RAW, each image was 90 megabytes (the camera offers additional 16-bit files, but no apparent difference). After converting to Photoshop and open, the balloon file size. After several levels of GFX 100 adjustments and effects, I switched to a 2 GB cap for PSD files that I didn’t even know about.
My 7-year-old iMac (this resolution seemed crazy then) was reflected in the same year as the 36Mega Pixel Nikon D800. Times change. In a Light. room, conspicuous actions usually took seconds. From time to time, remaining a minute after using the Mac OS ‘Death Spinning Beachball ”healing brush, I lost 2 hours of work due to unhealthy strength. It was painful.
It is safe to assume that anyone who can afford a camera worth £ 10,000 can afford a new computer, but be careful. You will need the latest equipment.
Shooting Attractive Quality of Images:
Not so long ago, medium format sensors were good in resolution, but with high ISO noise. Scary. Not so now. With the movement of CMOS sensors. Starting with the 50-megapixel unit in the Pentax 645Z (later used in the X1D II 50C military films and GFX 50S and Hasselblad X1D-50C and 50R ). Superior ISO performance Grabbed and left the whole frame behind. The GFX 100 continues this trend, and its images are the cleanest I’ve seen.
Even after significant changes to the exposure. the RAW files retained their integrity and began to collapse only after extreme changes. There is nothing that bounces and surpasses the best full-frame sensors, but the difference is the least noticeable.
It is also an amazingly capable camcorder, although I would not refuse to call it “good for video.” It includes headphone and microphone jacks and 4K video, with optional 10-bit F-log and HLG recording such as Fujifilm XT3. Unlike the X-T3, it uses line scaling and pixel snapping to reduce those 102 megapixels to the minimum required for 4K, which means lower quality. It is also prone to roller blinds.
Most likely, no one will buy it for a 100-megapixel medium format camera on the market depending on the characteristics of the video. If you need to shoot a video as a last resort, this camera may work, but it is less than the best camcorder.
Our Thoughts On Fujifilm GFX 100:
GFX 100 is a difficult product to review. Most likely, you already ordered the GFX 100, and you are looking for the camera confirmation that you easily made the right choice … or you cannot afford this amazing camera, but like me, I’m a nerd photo And I want to know what it is.
If you fall into the trap of trying to choose between a $3,000 full-frame camera and this beast for $ 10,000, please accept my advice. Do not waste money. All you need for a full-frame and its accessories. Hell, even Fujifilm X-T3 fall in APS-C format with the X-T3 movie. There is no practical reason to spend so much money on a small increase in dynamic range and a small increase in resolution. If you need it, you will already know that you need it. If you are not sure, you are not sure.