A member of the Fujifilm GFX 50S owners group requested some video from GFX so I shot some over the weekend and last night, which was it was an interesting experience. For starters the GFX is limited to 6400 ISO when recording video and the camera kind of holds your hand if you set shutter speed manually. Also, if you care about audio, you’re going to want an external microphone because the onboard microphone is not very good and picks up all the wrong things, as heard above.
I didn’t color grade the videos, but they seem to grade well. The above video was shot completely manually, but the below videos were shot more casually and are similar to my previous X-Pro2 test videos, which you can see on my Youtube channel. The video is slightly under exposed, but it’s very recoverable and I’ll likely publish the color graded videos later. I just wanted to post some raw semi-automatic video under varied lighting conditions.
I tweaked the audio from the performance videos a little because the default sound was very flat and basically used Final Cut Pro’s default music mixer setting. These videos range from 1600-6400 ISO, but I will try to do some base ISO video in the future, because one thing about the GFX is that as the ISO rises the “medium format” look does taper off.
So far, I would not recommend the GFX as a “video camera”, but it is usable. I will have to try it under different lighting conditions before developing a firmer opinion.