Fuji GFX 100S By Meg Faehl 25 CommentsPublished On May 5, 2021«1. Overview and Specifications2. Comparison to Other Fuji GFX Models3. Build Quality and Handling4. Image Stabilization and Autofocus5. Image Quality6. Summary7. Reader Comments»
How does the GFX 100S perform at a high ISO, say 1600?
Hi – thanks for the review. It’s very helpful but most of the photos presented in the review are of static nature – landscapes and such. I get that MF would normally be associated with that sort of subjects – but my interest in GFX is mostly to document family life, travel, street and the like. Basically, not well thought out shots but instead moments. So I’m wondering what are your thoughts on this use case? Thanks
I would check the Fujifilm X100V – it’s perfect for carrying around for what you’re talking about. The GFX 100S is HEAVY to pack around in comparison, but the larger the sensor the larger the gear has to be.
I was wondering the photo in page 3 “GFX 100S + GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR @ 57.5mm, ISO 100, 30 seconds, f/8.0 ” appears look like a banding on right upper, am i wrong?
Nope, no banding and for sure not in the in the original image. The clouds/color in the sky on that corner of the image is just related to the fact that it is a long exposure taken in the pouring rain.
I would like to see some lenstests; to know how they compare to there FF rivals.
For me it is the lens that makes the image in the first place.
“ This rivals the X-H4 and X-H1.”
Wow! Very impressed that you’re able to beta test three models down the development line😉
Seriously, very good review and your cameras match mine (100S and X-H1). I have large hands and fit the grip well, but I’ve added the Small Rig L-bracket which fits my little finger nicely above the front extrusion. My setup also seems to follow yours i.e: front and back dials for ISO and Shutter speed respectively and top left dial on M or occasionally A. Enjoy the camera!
Oops, thanks for catching that! It is a great setup with those front and back dials- I love that Fuji lets you adapt all of that to your own shooting style. Its one of the reasons I made the switch a few years back.
Meg,great review.I do, think however that the GFX 50S does have an articulating viewfinder…at least mine does.
It does, good catch. the 50r does not. That is the one thing that personally I would have loved to see carry over into the GFX100s but for price reasons I obviously understand why Fuji skipped that feature, but it would have been nice!
Perhaps someone below has commented on this already, but it’s really disappointing for a reviewer to get by claiming “Not to mention that the sensor has double the GFX 50R’s resolution!
To be twice the resolution the sensor would need to be 200 megapixels.
That is correct- it should have read megapixels not resolution as it did else where in the article. Thanks for catching the typo.
Thanks for helping me to wait for my 100S. A well done review.
Chesapeake Bay images never hurt either.
Its a hard wait! The Chesapeake Bay is lovely, I always enjoy the opportunity to photograph there.
Agreed! This IS the camera many of us longed for. However to blindly assail those fast action cameras is ridiculous. Personally, I have become a two-faced photographer: using the GFX 100s & it’s incredible prime optics for landscapes and fine art, whilst using the Sony a9II with long glass for wildlife. Nothing new…just the right tool for the demands of the job.
Fuji’s loaded color profiles also seamlessly mimic a classic film look. A great camera!
Clarification: great article Meg and thanks for featuring my book in the recent past. My comments were directed to people commenting making assumptions
Thanks! Totally agree about the color profiles- they’re amazing. You have another book featured in an upcoming book review post as well. Love your work!
I call this camera a real evolution in photography, as a professional photographer I don’t care if the camera focuses on the eye and follows up, it takes 30 pictures per second, (this is good for amateurs). I photographed many years with cameras without autofocus and always used the medium format in the analog, the image quality for me has always been my work objective, Fuji is to be congratulated, I am just sorry that I cannot dispense with my Nikon D850 and have money to buy the GFX100 with a good set of lenses.
I agree, it really is an evolution in photography. And while there are many professional sports photographers who appreciate 30 frames per second, I agree that a camera like this is not designed for that sort of photography. Fuji did a good job of designing this camera in a way that lets it function very analog if you prefer.