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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