DPRTV: Fujifilm GFX100 First Look

DPRTV posted their early impressions of the Fujifilm GFX100. Below are key points from the video:

  • The camera is large and heavy, but not Canon 1DX Heavy
  • Just over 3 lbs
  • Very comfortable grip
  • The vertical grip isn’t great and it’s an uncomfortable small metal design
  • The camera looks great
  • There might be a rubberized attachment for the vertical grip to make it more comfortable
  • The top and back screen are customizable
  • Top button swaps shutter speed and aperture controls
  • The highest resolution EVF Fujifilm has ever used alongside the highest MP sensor
  • Very slim removable 5.76M dot 0.86x magnification EVF
  • 24x view magnification for focus accuracy
  • Very X-T3 like AF performance
  • 16-bit RAW shoots at 2fps
  • 14-bit RAW is 5fps
  • Worlds first 100MP BSI camera
  • Lots of features to make the camera more stable like an electronic front curtain, well dampened mechanical shutter, and 5.5 stops of IBIS
  • There are a lot of handheld opportunities, but a tripod would be best
  • Dual gain sensor which will give you better high ISO performance
  • Full resolution is 4×3 at 102MP, but you still have beyond full frame resolution if you crop: 1×1 is 72MP, 2×3 is 85MP, 16×9 is 72MP
  • 1/6th of a second scan rate for electronic shutter
  • Rolling shutter can be pretty bad when shooting motion or panning with the electronic shutter
  • GFX100 isn’t great for vlogging, but great for other kinds of video work
  • Shockingly competent at video
  • Internal 10-bit 4:2:0
  • External via mini HDMI 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Eterna, FLog, HLG
  • IBIS is great for stationary video
  • IBIS can get jumpy when quickly panning or tilting
  • Face detect AF works in video, but not as well as X-T3, which could be due to it being preproduction or the lens
  • The video scan rate is much better than photo and it’s using the full sensor, which could be from pixel binning or line skipping
  • The video is good enough if you are out shooting photos, but wouldn’t recommend it as primarily a video camera
  • GFX50S didn’t feel like it could replace a full frame DSLR because things like AF performance simply didn’t compare
  • GFX100 now has all the technology that the GFX50S was missing
  • Shooting on the streets at night with the GFX100 felt like the X-T3
  • GFX100 can handle many different projects but might be better to go Full Frame for sports and action
  • Full review will come when they get production units

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Fujifilm GFX100 (Preoders): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
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