Fuji GFX 100S Review

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Since Fujifilm moved into the medium format camera market 4 years ago, they have made it clear that developing and innovating on their GFX line is a priority. The G-mount lens lineup will be comprised of about a dozen lenses so far, and this past January, Fujifilm announced the GFX 100S, the fourth GFX digital camera in as many years. The GFX 100S contains the exact same 102-megapixel, 43. 8 × 32. 9 mm moderate format sensor as the GFX 100, but in a body that is almost 50% smaller, 30% lighter, and 40% less expensive.

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At a list price of $5999, the GFX 100S isn’t cheap, but it still less expensive than most medium structure cameras. For example , the original, 50-megapixel GFX 50S launched at $6499, and the larger, older GFX 100 is $9999. Yet the GFX 100S keeps many of the features of the prior GFX 100, which makes its listing price quite competitive.

The GFX HUNDREDS is my second GFX camera. I owned the GFX 50R, which I photo with for about 18 months before the GFX 100S was announced. The biggest reason I bought the GFX 50R instead of the original GFX 100 was the size, even though lower price point of the 50R didn’t hurt. When Fuji announced the smaller, lower-priced GFX 100S, I pre-ordered this right away. Due to demand outpacing supply, it took a little more than 2 months right after my pre-order to receive the particular GFX 100S, but now which i have had a chance to set it up plus take it out for some test pictures, I’m excited to share just how it measures up.

Specifications

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GFX 100S + GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR @ 64mm, ISO 200, 60 seconds, f/8. 0

The specifications are impressive, though not entirely unexpected on a camera of this caliber:

  • Sensor Resolution: 102MP
  • Sensor Kind: CMOS Bayer array
  • Sensor Size: 43. 8mm × 32. 9mm
  • Image Dimension: 11648 × 8736
  • Image-processor: X-Processor 4
  • Native ISO Sensitivity Range: 100-12, eight hundred
  • Extended Iso Range: 50-102, 400
  • In-Body Image Stabilization: Yes (6 stops)
  • Sensor Cleaning System: Yes
  • Lens Mount: FUJIFILM G attach
  • Weather Sealing/Protection: Yes
  • Body Build: Magnesium Alloy
  • Shutter: 60 seconds to 1/4000 mechanised shutter; 1/16000 electronic shutter
  • Storage: 2× SD slot machine (SD/SDHC/SDXC, UHS-II compatible)
  • Viewfinder Type: 3. 69m-dot OLED color viewfinder
  • Viewfinder Insurance and Magnification: ~100%, 0. 77×
  • Autofocus System: 117-point hybrid AF system
  • Continuous Shooting: 5 FPS for 14 images (14-bit RAW)
  • Exposure Meter: TTL 256-zones metering
  • Built-in Flash: Simply no
  • LCD Screen: 3. 2-inch, 2 . 36m-dot, 3 path Tilt, Touchscreen LCD
  • Movie Maximum Resolution: 4K plus DCI 4K @ as much as 29. 97p
  • GPS: No
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth: Indeed / Yes
  • Battery Life (CIPA): 460 shots
  • Weight: 821 g (excluding battery and memory card)
  • Dimensions: 150 × 104. 2 × 87. 2mm
  • Price: $5999 MSRP (body only)

The particular massive 102-megapixel medium file format (43. 8  × thirty-two. 9 mm) sensor jumps out immediately. At around 70% larger than a full-frame sensor, you have to try it to really appreciate what the extra size can give you. The camera is certainly weather sealed, of course , and despite its relatively small size (especially given the large sensor) Fuji managed to fit image stabilization with a full 6 stops of stablizing.

Full specifications are available here on Fujifilm’s website

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GFX 100S + GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR @ 32mm, ISO 800, 2 secs, f/10. 0

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