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Testing the Fujifilm GFX100

For

  • Huge 100MP images with heaps of detail (to 16-bit if you need it)
  • Easy to use whatever your style
  • 5-axis sensor stabilisation and design to avoid shake/shock/shutter slap
  • Uncropped 4K video at 30/25/24fps
  • Superb clip-on electronic viewfinder
  • Vari-angle rear LCD is versatile
  • Top plate LCD very useful for settings glance
Against

  • Body is large – far bigger than G50S
  • Controls are inexplicably tiny on the rear!
  • Alloy looks plasticky and scuffs
  • Could also offer crop 4K video modes for magnification
  • Rear LCD could be larger still and EVF gets in its way
  • Some man find digital mode dials plain odd
  • Unavoidably expensive (yet it’s still a bargain)

It’s not regular that you get the opportunity to play with a 100-megapixel camera. That has been the save of Hasselblad and Phase One medium configuration cameras and a limited handful picture takers. As of not long ago, that is, as Fujifilm has at last put its GFX100 medium configuration marked down.

At a morning meal meeting in focal London in late June, we got a couple dozen minutes to look around this fresh out of the box new and last creation medium organization camera, to perceive how it handles, what its pictures resemble and, well, regardless of whether it merits the £10,000 body-just asking value (indeed, it’s a ton, however it’s multiple times less expensive than its opposition).

Also, on the off chance that you’re only here to perceive what a 102MP pictures resembles, at that point look down to the last segment, where you can see unique and full-size yields of exactly how itemized this current camera’s pictures really are.

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Plan: Easy-to-utilize, much the same as a DSLR/mirrorless

  • 0.86x amplification 5.76m-speck OLED viewfinder (50fps/85.7fps modes)
  • Back LCD: 3.2-inch vari-point screen, 2.6m-speck goal
  • Top plate: 1.8-inch LCD for mode/dial sees, histogram
  • Back LCD plate (2.5-inch long) for brisk settings see
  • In-body adjustment (IBIS), 5-hub uphold
  • Climate and residue safe form
  • Weighs 1.4kgs with 2x batteries
  • Double SD card openings

To take a gander at the GFX100 is no little camera. Yet, that is guaranteed. It has a colossal sensor inside – around multiple times the size of the sensors you’ll discover in the organization’s mirrorless line-up – to convey enormous profundity of field and quality like nothing else.

There’s an impeccable measure of thought to the camera, however, on the grounds that with such a major sensor thus much goal each care must be taken to evade any shake, including that from the camera itself. Thus, the GFX’s sensor module is combined to the focal point association, while the body parcel lounges around this, independently, as an extra type of adjustment, permitting the sensor to keep away from shake. Indeed, even the screen component has its own stun adsorber, to guarantee nothing is disturbed.

This quick plan looks to some degree odd, however. The magnesium composite form is surely tough enough – it’s likewise climate and residue fixed in 76 spots – however that amalgam shading looks, well, sort of plasticky. It scratches as well – the examples we played with all had scrapes on the off-blue-dark completion.

Regarding size, the GFX100 isn’t entirely not the same as a supportive of spec DSLR. Think Nikon D5 or Canon EOS 1D X II. That is on the grounds that it accompanies two batteries that space into the grasp partition – not at all like the prior G50S where the hold was discretionary and the camera far littler – giving an extraordinary format for both picture and scene direction use.

The GFX100 doesn’t accompany a joined viewfinder, rather it remembers a clasp for unit that spaces over the hotshoe. Extraordinary for future updates, supplanting if there’s an issue, or just eliminating if it’s not your favored method of shooting. As locaters go it’s uncommon, with a 5.76 million spot goal over the OLED board. The revive rate, at 50fps, is genuinely acceptable – however we’d trust in something like 90/120fps in help mode, which tops out at 85.7fps here.

There are a triplet of screens on the GFX100 as well. They’re for various motivations behind course: there’s the fundamental one to the back, while a long strip on the back showcases information, as does a bigger top plate (which can likewise be lit up).

The fundamental back screen is a 3.2-inch size with enormous 2.6 million speck goal, in addition to the screen can be gotten out and balanced through picture and scene directions. It’s simple enough to pull out, yet on the off chance that the locater is as yet joined, at that point it hinders the screen see a considerable measure. There are additionally extensive fringes around the screen, as though it could be much even greater – which would be extraordinary for the touch controls and taking a gander at brings about extra-enormous detail on the camera itself.

The top board LCD is the place things get fascinating. Fuji hasn’t arrangement the GFX100 like you may believe: there’s no fundamental mode dial, for instance. Rather you can flip between P/S/A/M modes (and ISO control) through a blend of physical alteration – the GF focal points have physical gap rings, including A for Auto and C for Control (we accept this is the wording) – and, on the off chance that you need, the two thumbwheel controls. Set the focal point to C, for instance, and you can utilize the thumbwheel to control opening like you would on numerous DSLR cameras. In that sense the GFX100 can be arrangement anyway you please.

That top plate LCD has three primary showcases it can flip between as well: there’s all the shooting information, accessible initially; there’s a double dial arrangement, where ISO and shooting need are appeared as advanced dials; and there’s a histogram. Flipping between them is just an instance of hitting a little catch aside. The main ‘mode dial’ to discuss is the ‘Stills/Multi/Movie’ switch on the contrary side of the camera – which is offbeat, however we’re certain you’ll pick the most reasonable one and that is the place you’ll remain, no unplanned video catch or anything like that to stress over.

Generally speaking, at that point, the GFX100 is enormous, yet feels natural. It’s a ton like a Fujifilm mirrorless camera, truly. Or then again an expert spec DSLR with a somewhat extraordinary design. That will make it available to an entire pontoon of picture takers we should think. No compelling reason to consider medium arrangement as overwhelming at that point.

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Execution: As quick as medium arrangement gets

  • X Processor 4 is fit for 5fps burst (2fps when in live view)
  • Stage recognition and difference location cross breed self-adjust
  • Face and Eye following improved over G50S
  • 4K video at 30fps (25/24fps as well)
  • USB-C for in a hurry charging

Medium organization has never been that notable for top of the line execution, regarding speed at any rate. It could be said, at that point, the GFX100’s 5fps burst shooting – and it can catch more than 40 back to back shots in crude organization – is fairly amazing. Utilize the back screen, nonetheless, and that is simply 2fps, making it far more slow.

Presently, we’re not anticipating that anybody should get one of these cameras to shoot F1 races. In any case, the speed the GFX100 offers is a stage up in this field. The self-adjust, for instance, will be natural to Fuji clients: you can contact the screen to center in the event that you wish, while the back thumbwheel alters the center point size. It’s not exactly as rapid as the X-T3, yet for stills it’s nearby.

There’s likewise Eye AF and Face AF to auto-recognize subjects’ countenances, including products from which you can choose. This shouldn’t be disparaged, particularly for a camera where the smallest of development through a central plane will remove something from sharpness undeniably more rapidly than you’ll discover from littler sensor cameras.

We discovered the self-adjust to be smart for an assortment of still scenes, simple to alter and at last ideal. We’ve not tried it in low-light conditions by any means, in any case, so’s an entire other inquiry that we can’t reply. In any case, with high ISO affectability and both stage and difference identification AF focuses, we presume this camera will be prepared alright to oversee.

The batteries are supposed to be useful for up to 400 shots a piece. As there are two stacked – which are utilized freely, one after the following, so you could run the camera on only one while different energizes – that way to 800 shots for each charge. Furthermore, there’s even a USB-C port on the off chance that you have an amazing enough force pack to charge the camera in a hurry, which could get area shooters out of a dilemma anywhere maybe.

Monstrous goal: 102MP makes for excellent quality

  • Catch One Pro Fujifilm and Tether Shooting Plug-in Pro
  • Medium organization sensor size: 43.8 x 32.9mm
  • Posterior lit up (BSI) CMOS sensor
  • 102MP goal, ISO 100-12,800
  • Bayer cluster, not X-Trans
  • 16-piece proficient crude/TIFF

Be that as it may, the genuine feature of the GFX100 is its gigantic goal. First came the G50S, with its 51M.4P sensor. The GFX100, as naming show directs, pretty much pairs that, offering 102MP. That is a great deal of goal, consequently the fabricate answers for adjustment and stun opposition laid out in the plan segment above.

The pictures represent themselves. We shot with a 63mm standard focal point and 100mm full scale to get a feeling of what the GFX100 could do. The self-adjust demonstrated smart – despite the fact that we’d like a 100 percent zoom affirmation to be harsh of exactness – and the outcomes, where the spotlight has been right on target, uncover loads of detail.

We shot some morning meal yogurt pots, as should be obvious in the slide above, yet its when seeing that outline at 100 percent detail that you can see the littlest of subtleties on the blossom and blueberry. It’s unique for sure.

Different edges of London’s horizon and inescapable breakfast snaps keep on demonstrating exactly how unimaginable this measure of goal is for levels of detail and accessibility to trim as well. On the off chance that you need an announcement filled, this camera would experience no difficulty doing as such without utilizing the sum of its picture yield we should think.

There’s likewise a great deal of play with the ISO affectability. The beginning affectability, ISO 100, can grow to ISO 12,800 as standard, which means the camera can be treated in a more DSLR-like way. We question those high sensitivities will be every now and again utilized by many, yet at any rate it shows the sensor is profoundly delicate, which is convenient for see preparing as much as anything, and includes more noteworthy adaptability should you have to shoot in hazier conditions.

Different purposes of note are the 16-piece catch capacity, which means crude documents can catch insane measures of shading and dynamic range detail. These will be about 200MB a piece, nonetheless, so you’ll have to have enormous cards in those two SD card openings. Except if, obviously, you’re working fastened – which works fine and dandy through Capture One Pro.

Video catch probably won’t sound like the motivation to purchase a GFX100, however as the entire sensor is utilized for 4K catch to keep up the central length equal, moving pictures can be shot with mind boggling shallow profundity of field potential. Get the correct video focal point on the front and there’s most things here that you’ll requirement for Hollywood-grade catch (H.265/H.264 at 400MB, 4:2:2 10-piece yield by means of HDMI, F-Log and HLG, up to 60mins catch).

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Initial introductions

Like we state, it’s only one out of every odd day that we get the chance to utilize a 100MP medium organization camera. The greatest detract from the GFX100 is exactly that it is so natural to get and utilize. There’s nothing overwhelming about it.

However, for what reason would you need to burn through £10K for a camera body? There are numerous reasons, the principle being the tremendous sensor size and goal. From what we’ve seen the pictures from this camera are uncommon – there’s so much detail it’s amazing.

Add to that the tender loving care that Fujifilm has placed into the plan by including hosing, stun adsorption, and an in-camera adjustment framework which you won’t have seen anything like in a camera of this sort previously. That makes for an exceptionally flexible and able medium configuration framework.

Which for some will be a game-evolving experience. Also, one that is a reduced of the value contrasted with its opposition. Certainly, the GFX100 is very authority, but on the other hand it’s uncommon.

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