The new Fujifilm GFX100 gets a number of new records for medium format cameras. But its 100 megapixel images do mean large files – and not least because if you shoot in RAW you get a 16-bit option, that records four times as much data as a standard 14-bit RAW file. In face, from our field tests we have found that these 16-bit RAW files take up around 200MB of storage on one of the GFX's two SD card slots.
But if this does not fill up your memory quick enough, the Fujifim GFX 100 gives the option to save these 16-bit RAW files as 16-bit TIFFs using the camera's onboard RAW editor. And these uncompressed TIFFs take up a whopping 600MB of storage!
The 16-bit TIFF option may be rarely used by most photographers. But for commercial shooters, with demanding art directors and clients, providing the highest quality file for sign-off will have appeal.
We are still working on our Fujifilm GFX100 hands-on review - but one things for sure this camera gives lots and lots of detail. And if you would like to see this for yourself, download one of the two unprocessed 16-bit TIFFs we shot on this ground-breaking camera and see for yourself. But be warned - each of these is 600MB in size, so don't do this on your smartphone!
This first sample image shows a pair of drinks vending machines, like you find on every street corner in Japan. Look at the detail on the writing on each of the drinks bottles in the machines - and remember this is an unsharpened, unprocessed file, shot with the lens wide open. Shot with a Fujifilm GFX 100 with a GF 32-64mm f/4; 1/680sec at f/4, ISO160.
This second sample image shows a Japanese garden in the New Otani Hotel in Tokyo.. Look at the detail on the bark on the main tree in the image. Again this image is unsharpened, and unprocessed. Shot with a Fujifilm GFX 100 with a GF 32-64mm f/4; 1/200sec at f/7.1, ISO250.