Fujifilm GFX 100 Review

Overall 100
Imaging 100
Features 84
Size 68
Price 100

Main Features

  • 102.0 MP Medium format BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expands to 50 - 102400)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3.2″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 156 x 144 x 75 mm
  • Weight: 1320 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No

Fujifilm GFX 100 Summary

This review is devoted to GFX 100 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in May 23, 2019. This model is a Pro Mirrorless camera with a resolution of 102.0 MP and a Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

In Pro Mirrorless cameras (Top 10 MirrorLess Cameras) this model has taken rank #1 out of 180. Its Overall Score has reached 100/100 and it takes a rank of #1 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Fujifilm GFX 100 Compared to other MirrorLess Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm GFX 100 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Screen Size: 3.2″
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Sensor Resolution: 102.0 MP
  • Min Boosted Iso: 50
  • Af Touch: Yes
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Number Of Focus Points: 425
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Headphone Port: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Battery Life: 800 shots
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Storage Slots: 2

CONs

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Complete Comparison of Fujifilm GFX 100 With Other Cameras in Pro Mirrorless Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm GFX 100. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Pro Mirrorless cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Fujifilm GFX 100

Fujifilm GFX 100 has the following external dimensions 156 x 156 x 75 mm (61.42 x 56.69 x 29.53″) with the weight of 1320 g.

The typical weight for average Pro Mirrorless type cameras is 672g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm GFX 100, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm GFX 100 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 75mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm GFX 100 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm GFX 100 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm GFX 100 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Fujifilm GFX 100 — 800 shots
Min: 210 shots
Average: 432 shots
Max: 870 shots

Thickness

Fujifilm GFX 100 — 75 mm
Min: 37 mm
Average: 63 mm
Max: 97 mm

Weight

Fujifilm GFX 100 — 1320 g
Min: 465 g
Average: 672 g
Max: 1320 g

Unfortunately, Fujifilm GFX 100 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Fujifilm GFX 100 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Fujifilm GFX 100 Photo and Sensor Features

Fujifilm GFX 100 boasts of a resolution of 102.0 MP and is equipped with a Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Fujifilm GFX 100 has the following ISO range 100 - 12800 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 50 - 102400.

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

In a huge database of models that we have collected, Fujifilm GFX 100 features a 102.0 MP sensor. In the Pro Mirrorless class, there is a high-resolution camera.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Fujifilm GFX 100 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of Medium format sensor featured in Fujifilm GFX 100 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Fujifilm GFX 100

LCD and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 100 is equipped with a Tilting 3.2" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 2,360k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic (optional) ViewFinder.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm GFX 100 are its 5.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, GFX 100 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash. Luckily, it has a special slot for external flashes instead.

Focusing

One more highlight that makes Fujifilm GFX 100 stand out is the fact that it features two smart AutoFocusing systems. One of these systems is called Phase Detection and the other one is Contrast Detection. Both features stand for higher accuracy and focus speed in different situations. With the smart AutoFocus system presented in this model, photographers can choose from 425 points.

In addition, GFX 100 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm GFX 100, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm GFX 100 allows you to save files in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 formats.

Fujifilm GFX 100 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of GFX 100.

In addition, Fujifilm GFX 100 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone and, since it comes with a port for external headphones, we can call Fujifilm GFX 100 a perfect camera for high-quality videography purposes.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Fujifilm GFX 100 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, GFX 100 is equipped with its USB 1 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect GFX 100 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm GFX 100 provides a shooting life of 800, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 432 shots.

Compared to all models in the Pro Mirrorless category, Fujifilm GFX 100 offers the highest battery life that reaches 800 shots.

How Good is Fujifilm GFX 100 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm GFX 100’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm GFX 100’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the GFX 100 to the average MirrorLess camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Fujifilm GFX 100 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm GFX 100 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 97. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm GFX 100 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (102 MP)
  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

No Significant Disadvantages


Fujifilm GFX 100 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm GFX 100 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 92. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm GFX 100 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization
  • Large Medium format(44 x 33 mm) sensor

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (156 x 144 x 75 mm)

Fujifilm GFX 100 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm GFX 100 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 96. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm GFX 100 can be called a 96 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Big Number of autofocus Points (425)
  • Big size (156 x 144 x 75 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (5.0 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)
  • Small battery life (800 shots)

Fujifilm GFX 100 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm GFX 100 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 67. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm GFX 100 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sensor
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Big weight (1320 g)
  • Big size (156 x 144 x 75 mm)
  • No Built-in Flash

Fujifilm GFX 100 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm GFX 100 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 98. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm GFX 100 can be called a 98 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Large Medium format (44 x 33 mm) sensor
  • High resolution sensor (102 MP)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Bad Max Native ISO (12800)

Fujifilm GFX 100 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Fujifilm
Model GFX 100
Announced May 23, 2019
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fujifilm G
Number of Lenses 9
Focal Length Multiplier 0.79x
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3.2″
Screen Resolution 2,360k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
ViewFinder Resolution 5,760k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 100%
ViewFinder Magnification 1.09
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 30 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash No
Flash Range 0
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores n/a
DxO Color Depth n/a
DxO Dynamic Range n/a
DxO Low Light ISO n/a
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size Medium format
Sensor Dimensions 44 x 33 mm
Sensor Area 1452.00 mm2
Sensor Resolution 102.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 11648 x 8736
Max Native ISO 12,800
Max Boosted ISO 102,400
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes
Number of Focus Points 425
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Microphone Port Yes
Headphone Port Yes
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 1
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 1320 g
Physical Dimensions 156 x 144 x 75 mm
Battery Life 800 shots
Battery Type 800 shots
Battery Model NP-T125
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 2

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