Fujifilm GFX 100 review

The 100-megapixel Fujifilm GFX 100 changes the rules for medium format cameras. We've got one, we've tested it

Fujifilm GFX 100
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The GFX 100 is big and expensive compared to regular cameras, but in the world of medium format photography (sensors larger than 35mm full frame), it's a positive bargain. It's also a groundbreaking camera that changes our expectations about what medium format cameras can do. Its 100-megapixel resolution challenged our own testing procedures, its in-body stabilisation is a medium format first, and its hybrid AF (thanks to a recent firmware update) is a huge step forward. The GFX 100 is not perfect, but boy, does it get close!

Pros

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    Incredible resolving power

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    Full frame 4K video

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    Fast phase-detection AF

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    Responsive 5fps shooting

Cons

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    Exterior controls may divide opinion

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    In-body stabilisation not foolproof

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    Tiring in extended handheld use

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When Fujifilm announced the development of its new 100-megapixel medium format camera at Photokina 2018, it listed specifications and features that sounded like a fantasy wish-list for a medium format camera, not a product that could actually be made. But now the GFX 100 is here, and it does everything that Fujifilm said it would. It's big and it's expensive (though not by medium format standards), but it's so much more than just a Fujifilm GFX 50S with a backside-illuminated sensor with twice as many pixels.

Specifications

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.