Things We Learned About The GFX Last Night

Fujifilm and their affiliates dumped a lot on us last night. So after reading and watching everything I have condensed all the new things we now know about the Fujifilm GFX.

  • Things I learned about the Fujifilm GFX Tonight
  • New Super Fine JPEG Mode which offers very little compression which can be 25MB
  • One of the reasons for using focal plain shutter was to reduce the price of GF lenses
  • There is an Electronic Shutter that lets you shoot wide open at 1/16,000 a second
  • There is an Electronic First Curtain Shutter that reduces the lag time of shooting, but when shooting faster than 1/1,000 a second you can have vignetting and bokeh can be affected.
  • The Sub Monitor is reversible and customizable so you can make it make it black on white or white on black in addition to changing what it displays 128 x 128 pixel.
  • The body is 825g with battery and memory card
  • 425 AF Points 17×25 (More than the Fujifilm X-T2)
  • 117 AF Point 9×13 grid is also an option, which we reported earlier
  • AF points can follow orientation
  • There is Face/Eye Detect
  • Rapid AF mode that prioritizes AF over accuracy
  • Touch Screen – you can drag the AF point if you don’t like the nub. You can also pinch to zoom or double tap.
  • 1.8 or 3fps depending if electronic first-curtain shutter is enabled (8 shots uncompressed 13 losslessly compressed back to back)
  • The battery grip only takes one extra battery
  • Two extra magnification factors when manually focusing
  • You can create TIFF 8-bit files in camera out of your RAWs
  • You can bracket up to 9 frames now in 1/3 increments up to 3 stops and you can change the sequence they are taken
  • 3.69 million dot OLED finder (0.85x magnification) -4 to +2 diopte
  • 2.36 million dot rear LCD
  • Ultrasonic dust removal system finally
  • 256-zone metering system
  • 60 minutes max exposure
  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC compression, 48KHz linear PCM stereo audio, Full HD movies at 36Mbps bitrate with a max clip length of 30 minutes.
  • 14-bit RAW
  • Both Slot are UHS-II
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi with GPS via your phone which never works right sadly
  • Battery should be good for 400 shots
  • Shutter should be good for 150,000 shots
  • The H mount adapter lets you use the lens shutter up to 1/800 sec.
  • You can tether with the current tethering software
  • Low light focusing is slow, but accurate and manual focusing is slow because you can turn the focus ring a lot. (Maybe they can do a FW update so you can adjust manual focus speed.)
  • Multiple reports that HSS should work with EF-X500 so I invested wisely…
  • 12,800 ISO is usable and 6,400 doesn’t need grain reduction!
  • One photographer compared AF speed to the Fujifilm X-T1, which would be amazing!
  • Shipping February 23rd

The Damage… Ouch!

If you have the time to sort through everything you can check out the full post of everything GFX/X100F/XT-20/XF50 here or even rewatch the Japanese launch even here.

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  • waterengineer


    Thank you for your hard work. Thanks for bringing us this info. I was nice to wake up this information this morning.

    Not bad pricing for what it is. It will be interesting to get the camera in-hand and a few files to play with.

    Was there any information on when deliveries will start?

    • February 23rd, but the msgs when ordering make it seem like shipments will be constrained. So it’s an order to get in early if you want one in the next month or so. I should get mine the 24th with a full set of lenses to test. I just locked in what I felt was most rational to start.

  • sperdynamite

    This system looks so rad. Not sure if I’ll ever be able to make it work for me, but if things change this will be my first investment.

    • I think we will eventually see lower price options in the GF family. When they come out with 100+ MP sensors chances are they will make a 50MP 3k camera or something like that. I think this is how Fujifilm will try to squeeze out the other camera manufactures. Imagine the GFX 50S as a 3k camera in a few years… Could be a compelling option.

      Similarly Fujifilm could produce higher price options like PhaseOne does. It just depends how much of a system they are creating. Remember when the X-Pro 1 launched the X system…