DPRTV: Fujifilm GFX100S Review

The Fujifilm GFX100S has tempted many to make the jump to medium format, but what does DPRTV think? Below is the summary:

  • Chris was upset to not get his hands on the preproduction GFX100S due to COVID
  • The new IBIS system in this camera is very good and makes it possible to handhold the 102MP monster
  • Of course, a tripod is best though
  • The grip is excellent
  • The camera is very lightweight and compact it feels like a full-frame DSLR
  • Lenses can get a little bulky, but there are compact options
  • The new dials and Joystick are better than the GFX100 body
  • Chris is happy the camera doesn’t have a verticle grip and Jordan wishes there was an optional grip
  • 4 function buttons that are customizable plus there was swipe options
  • Chris likes the AF-on buttons and Jordan doesn’t
  • Very comfortable and familiar handling that can be used by any photographer
  • Downgraded the EVF from the GFX100 to 3.69m dots which is ok, but the FPS should be better
  • No interchangable EVF
  • The rear touch screen is nice along with the LCD on the top
  • Chris misses the rear mini LCD from the GFX100
  • Nostalgic neg was something Chris really wanted to try
  • The 100MP sensor really justifies the higher cost over full frame
  • You can shoot 16-bit or 14-bit RAW
  • Chris recommends sticking with 14-bit RAW because you can shoot 5fps for 15 frames with it and the 16-bit files are a lot larger with little benifit
  • Pixel shift 16 shot gives you 400MP, but you have to post-process it to get the image
  • You need to be very stable to get the max resolution of this camera
  • Chris is able to use 1/focal length with the IBIS system to get sharp photos
  • Nicest AF of any medium format camera
  • Face and eye detection work very well
  • It’s a good idea to use a small single point when focusing
  • GFX100S is better than the GFX100 for video since it has a longer recording time
  • Haven’t tested ProResRAW yet since it is in flux
  • ProResRAW you can adjust the ISO and exposure, but not the white balance yet
  • On the GFX100 when you record externally there is bad lag that makes it hard to do quick pans
  • Fujifilm is known for meaningful updates so it should get better and we might see BlackMagic RAW
  • This is Chris’ favorite medium format camera to date
  • GFX100S does almost everything the GFX100 can do
  • The biggest difference between the GFX100S and GFX100 is the vertical grip and dual batteries
  • The GFX100S makes the GFX100 difficult to justify even though the GFX100S is still pricey

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