Fujifilm : Why Choose the GFX100 vs GFX100S?
It did not. In fact, Fuji kept both GFX models in the lineup, despite the huge price discrepancy, yet similar specifications in a smaller, lighter package. They priced the GFX100 at $9,999.95 and the new GFX100S at just $5,999.95. Not surprisingly, sales of the GFX100 dropped dramatically. However, that is no longer the case… At least from June 12th through July 23rd, 2023. Fuji just announced a promo giving $3,500 off the GFX100 Camera Body, bringing the price to just $6,499.95! The GFX100S has been on promotion since May 1st for $500 off, bringing it to just $5,499.95. Even with the 100S promo, a mere $1,000 price differential makes it a great time to review why one might consider the GFX100 over the GFX100S. Here are a few of those reasons.
Electronic View Finder (EVF):
The GFX100 boasts a removable 0.5-inch Approx. 5.76 million dots OLED Color Viewfinder while the GFX100S has a permanently affixed 0.5 inch Approx. 3.69 million dots OLED Color Viewfinder. The EVF on the GFX100 can be attached to Fuji’s EVF-TL1 Tilt Adapter. This unique tool expands the usability of the FUJIFILM GFX100’s removable electronic viewfinder, allowing the user to adjust the angle at which the EVF is attached to the camera body. This adapter fits between the camera and the viewfinder and affords a horizontal range of movement from +/- 45° and a 0-90° vertical range of movement to suit eye-level shooting from a variety of working angles.
While both the GFX100 and GFX100S have the same LCD monitor on top to display camera settings and a tilting (three-direction) monitor on the rear to display images, etc. The GFX100 has a third “Rear Sub Monitor” that can display useful information such as exposure and histogram.
The GFX100S comes with one NP-W235 Li-Ion Battery and an AC-5VJ AC Power Adapter and USB Cable (no charger). You have to recharge the battery while in the body, and there is no dual battery grip option. The single battery run time is approx. 460 frames (still images) per charge. A second battery will cost you $69.99, and a BC-W235 Dual Battery Charger costs $69.99.
However, if you are looking for incredible image quality in a small, light weight package, the GFX100S may be right for you.
By Murray Elliott
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