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.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No Significant Disadvantages
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Announced||May 23, 2019|
|Body Type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm G|
|Number of Lenses||9|
|Focal Length Multiplier||0.79x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|Screen Resolution||2,360k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||5,760k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||no built-in flash|
|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 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|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||425|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|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|
|Physical Dimensions||156 x 144 x 75 mm|
|Battery Life||800 shots|
|Battery Type||800 shots|
|Storage Type||Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported)|