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GFX100

Discussion in 'Fujifilm Cameras' started by SXH, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Is apparently available for pre-order now - at £9,999.

    Another site has some sample pictures. Be warned they are between 42MB and 64MB. Unsurprisingly, they are quite large and detailed. Seems to be pretty good, noise-wise, up to high ISOs too.

    Still can't afford one, though.
     
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Reviewed in AP this week.
     
  3. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately our local Smiths only stocks a couple of copies, usually gone when I get there.

    And the on-line review is only visible if I sign up for a newsletter I don't want. Anyone want to summarize it, let me know if it has many full-size sample pics and so on?
     
  4. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Me neither, we'll just have to go for the GFX 50R "poverty model":(.
     
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  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I have an email address I use only for things like newsletters and it is easy to set junk filters on it.

    From memory.

    The example pics in the magazine won't help as they'll downsize (300 ppi gets you a print over 1 m wide) but the review describes the IQ of the results as awesome! Main pluses (review's plus) over the 50 MP cameras are the IBIS, AF and the viewfinder, some niggles on the handling, size of buttons etc. Dynamic Range is good. AF will cope with an approaching subject so hand-held use for moving subjects, like peole walking, is possible. The raw files are said to be 200 MB - surprises me as they started to compress them, they are smaller for my XH-1(24 MP) than for my XE-1(16 MP) , but could be a camera setting. On the other hand my Canon 5ds raw files are quite variable in size, depends on the subject, but say 75 MB for just over 50 MP.

    The market isn't really discussed but I expect the camera is aimed at the Phase One market. Shooting adverts for wall posters is probably where you need 100 MP. Some wall-posters in shops these days will stand close inspection and you don't need to be stood 30' away any more to lose the grain.

    I reckon IBIS and AF (from on sensor phase detection) in the 50 MP camera and a better evf will make an interesting camera.
     
  6. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    If it's on sale now, then it's already obsolete because the prototype of the replacement probably exists somewhere and is currently being hurriedly changed to fix all the things that AP criticised. I think that the more an item costs, the more critical AP should be of design faults, and this review is a good example of that.
     
  7. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    If you want to see what it can do there are full resolution images available here...
     
  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I know - that's what the link in the first post goes to...
     
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  9. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    That's some rather crazy detail.
     
  10. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    There's a full review there now.

    It gets a 5-star rating, though I don't know how often they give that.

    And, no doubt, the usual suspects will turn up to point out that it doesn't have <insert some characteristic here>, so it's not really all that. Personally, I was disappointed at the lack of a built-in Teasmade!
     
  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    For that money I'd want the maid to hand me the tea!
     
  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    To your earlier concern, I haven't had any junk mail, or indeed newsletter, after signing up to read the AP review on the main site.
     
  13. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    And not just PG Tips, something more refined presumably.
     
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not I'm really happy with Sainsbury's Basics tea bags...

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  15. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I'll take two, just in case one gets dirty.
     

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