Made In Japan: Fuji GFX real-world gallery images from the Far East! (UPDATED)
posted Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 9:59 AM EDT
UPDATE (02/26/2017): We've added a closer look at the GFX's real-world image quality, proving initial image quality analysis, 1:1 crops and additional shooting notes.
Fresh from the factory, our review sample of the highly anticipated Fuji GFX medium format mirrorless camera arrived directly from the folks at Fujifilm, and we wasted no time getting out and about with the camera to bring you real-world gallery images!
Getting the hand-off, with the new camera and the 63mm f/2.8 standard prime lens, during Day 1 of the CP+ tradeshow here in Yokohama, Japan, I hit the streets around the surrounding area once the weather cleared into a pleasant sunny afternoon. I also managed to snag a few indoor shots of the tradeshow floor itself to provide some variety and some mildly higher ISO shots into the mix.
This highly anticipated camera pairs Fujifilm's technological prowess from years of making top-notch X-series camera with a larger, higher-res 50MP medium-format sensor, which happens to also grace the popular Pentax 645Z. Altogether, the result is an impressively compact camera with a stunningly large sensor -- the camera itself is roughly the size of a standard full-frame DSLR, yet has a sensor that's much, much larger. What we get is a rather compact medium format mirrorless camera that handles like a DSLR!
This marks the start of our review process with the new Fuji GFX, so expect to see more real-world gallery images in the near future! But suffice it to say, we are very anxious to get this camera back into the USA and down to our testing lab for some fine-grained testing! However, from our experience so far, things are looking quite promising for Fuji's new mirrorless medium format endeavor.
If you are impressed by the Fuji GFX's image quality, you will want to preorder the camera now through the links below as Fuji has announced that demand is very high and beyond their expectations.