Gordon from digital camera labs simply launched his last GFX100 evaluation and it’s on the shorter facet of his in any other case lengthy movies, however I nonetheless made a abstract of his factors under, as a result of they’ll go by shortly. It’s an attention-grabbing evaluation as a result of he approaches the GFX100 as being a specialty digital camera and treats the evaluation extra like one for a Ferrari than a extra frequent automotive like a Mustang.

His evaluation is comparatively glowing with a number of points that would simply be addressed. If you do not need time to observe the video or the power to show the quantity up and focus than the abstract under ought to cowl the entire factors from the video above.

Image Quality

  • Fujifilm GFX100 is sort of twice the decision of GFX50
  • Pixel density is excessive however BSI ought to assist
  • Larger than full-frame, however smaller than extra unique sensors
  • Phase One IQ doesn’t deal with in addition to GFX100 and works finest within the studio on a tripod
  • Photos from the GFX100 look wonderful
  • Great tones much like Fujifilm’s X cameras
  • Loves the movie simulations
  • 102MP helps you to preserve zooming in to take pleasure in finer particulars
  • It’s amazingly straightforward to get high-quality 102MP photos even handheld due to IBIS
  • GFX100 builds on present X cameras
  • Smooth pores and skin helps with portraits pictures by smoothing pores and skin and defending eye particulars
  • Gordon reveals off clean pores and skin at 4:25
  • Smooth pores and skin works effectively, nevertheless it softened his eyelashes a bit of when set to sturdy
  • If you shoot RAW you possibly can strive a number of ranges of smoothing and choose the most effective
  • Gordon reveals the small print of the GFX50 vs GFX100 in an attention-grabbing manner at 6:00 and if it’s considered full display at 1080p the crop is about 200%, however in 4k it really works out to about 400% with the 32-64mm
  • GFX100 and GFX50 have related noise ranges
  • GFX100 resolves greater than the GFX50, nevertheless it works out to about 40% extra horizontally

Handling

  • First IBIS medium format digital camera
  • He was in a position to handhold at about 1 cease underneath the one-over rule
  • IBIS makes an enormous distinction with composing and manually focusing
  • IBIS is nice in video
  • Shows off IBIS vs no IBIS comparability at 64mm at 8:59
  • Video IBIS does an amazing job of stabilizing filming and strolling

Autofocus

  • PDAF on the sensor for stills and films, however be sure you replace your lenses
  • 32-64mm after AF is noticeably faster to accumulate focus
  • GFX50S appears to be slower due to a insecurity
  • PDAF improves dealing with
  • Eye AF works effectively
  • Continuous AF
  • Very impressed with Continous eye AF, which is barely matched by Sony
  • 5fps steady AF works effectively however is finest for slower shifting topics like a dynamic picture session

Movies

  • First medium format digital camera to seize 4k with all of the desireable body charges and side ratios
  • 1-hour report restrict
  • He filmed 3 1hr 4k clips with the 2 absolutely charged batteries with out situation
  • Eterna is what he makes use of for clips as a result of it delivers good footage out of the digital camera
  • h.264 data 8-bit inside and 10-bit HDMI
  • h.265 data 10-bit inside and exterior
  • Fujifilm ought to have included a full measurement HDMI port as a result of the physique has room and it’s extra sturdy
  • Continuous AF works effectively in video, however there’s a little hesitation however hits the goal with out searching
  • Hopefully, the hesitation will be fastened with an FW replace
  • He even vlogs with the GFX100 efficiently at 19:46 which stresses all of the areas talked about above
  • Using an exterior recorder makes the entire setup a lot heavier

Conclusion

  • The most usable and fulfilling medium format digital camera he has ever examined
  • This is a digital camera you possibly can take all over the place
  • Stuck by how straightforward it’s to benefit from the full 102MP
  • The finest picture high quality you may get with out spending 5x as a lot
  • No deal breakers for Gordon
  • Doesn’t just like the totally different really feel between the grips
  • VF blocks plenty of the display when waste stage capturing
  • Sure you possibly can take off the VF to shoot waste stage, however it is best to must
  • Could resolve the VF situation by bundling the lean adapter with the digital camera
  • There are some surprisingly small buttons
  • Should have micro HDMI
  • The worth goes to be the most important deal-breaker for many
  • You can purchase a 40-50MP Full Frame digital camera for lower than 1/3 the worth of the GFX100 and use tips like multishot to match the decision
  • Of course, you possibly can at all times lease a GFX100
  • GFX100 has industry-leading picture high quality
  • Gordon hopes options from the GFX100 will make their manner right down to the GFX50 line

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