Here Is How The iPhone 11 Compares To The $13k Fujifilm GFX 100 Medium Format Camera

Iphone 11

Let’s go for another compare-apples-to-pears post.

It seems the iPhone 11 inspires people to compare it to professional and much more expensive photographic gear. After a comparison with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, here is another user, Josh Rossi, better known as Photoshop Dad, who compares his medium format Fujifilm GFX 100 to the iPhone 11.

He writes:

In this video, I’ll be comparing the iPhone 11 Pro with the Fujifilm GFX 100. The Fuji medium format camera costs right around $13,000 with the body and lens and is one of the best cameras out there today. The sensor size alone is 1/3 the size of the entire iPhone 11 just for comparison.

Initially, I didn’t want to even compare the two because I thought that the GFX was going to win by a long shot. I was totally surprised when I did the comparison and saw the results on the computer. Even though the more expensive camera obviously wins this battle, the iPhone 11 Pro gave surprising results especially if the viewer isn’t zooming in super close to the image.

I got really excited about it and decided to try and recreate a movie poster. I’ve wanted to do this test for years but Apple’s technology wasn’t up to par yet. Once again I was surprised at the results that were created. I think that the image quality of the iPhone is good enough to print on a billboard, post on social media and even use on big campaigns.

Once more, you have to guess the camera that shot the picture. Enjoy.

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Fujifilm Color Science vs Canon Color Science – A Quick Comparison

Fujifilm Color

Most of us think Canon has the best color science of all players in the industry. Period. Many of us think Fujifilm follows close up.

Denae & Andrew posted a rather interesting video where they compare Canon and Fujifilm colors. They used a Canon EOS RP and a Fujifilm X-T3 for the test. Both raw and JPEG files are compared, though it makes more sense with JPEG images in our opinion (at 5:37min in the video). One thing I like a lot in Fujfilm cameras are the film simulations. Wish Canon would feature something similar on their cameras.

According to the comments to the video, people seem to like Canon colors more. What do you think?

Camera News: Fujifilm X-A7 Officially Announced, 4K Video And Newly Developed Sensor

Fujifilm X-a7

Fujifilm X-A7 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 3.5″ 2.76m-Dot Articulating Touchscreen
  • ISO 200-12800, Up to 6 fps Shooting
  • 117-Point Hybrid Autofocus System
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity

Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm X-A7. Preorders are open at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Press release:

Fujifilm introduces the stylish “FUJIFILM X-A7” with newly-developed image sensor

– Equipped with AF capable of tracking a fast-moving subject and detecting face / eye at high speed and accuracy to capture every precious moment
– Producing high quality 4K video and sporting a large bright rear LCD monitor for excellent operability

Tokyo, September 12, 2019 — FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) announced that it will launch the “FUJIFILM X-A7” (“X-A7”) in Autumn 2019, a new addition to the X Series of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital camera that deliver outstanding image quality with the company’s unique color reproduction technology.

Weighing just 320g*, stylish X-A7 carries a newly-developed 24.24MP APS-C sensor to deliver premium image quality with the company’s proprietary color reproduction technology. The sensor uses copper wiring to enable high-speed data readout, and features phase detection pixels across the entire sensor surface to enhance AF speed and accuracy. This enables AF tracking of a moving subject as well as Face / Eye detection AF with ease. The camera also records smooth 4K/30fps video and high-speed video, catering to the ever-growing need for high-quality video for use in Vlog** and other media.

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What Is Value Angle And Why Does Fujifilm Think Canon Has The Edge With The EOS M System

Value Angle

Ever heard about the value angle?

Without diving into too much engineering stuff, the value angle is a computed parameter that has a strong influence on the design of a camera mount and hence of the whole system. But there is more. It also gives a glance about what can be made lens design wise and how far optical engineers can push the design. In one word: it expresses the potentiality of a camera system.

The idea behind it is that a larger value is generally speaking more advantageous and that it allows the design of lenses that provide a particularly high image quality. Oh, and it’s a concept invented by Fujifilm.

The formula for calculating the value angle is: 

ValueAngle = 2 × arctan ((2 × flange distance) / (mount diameter – sensor diagonal)) 

In a recent Fujifilm summit, the company introduced the concept of value angle to discuss the X System. And it turns out Canon has a real winner here with the EOS M system. If you have a look at the table below, you’ll see Canon’s EOS M mount ranks first when it comes to this very parameter, i.e. it has the most flexible lens mount (please note: “Kleinbild” means “full frame”).

value angle

If you want to learn more about, German site Profifoto has good introduction (Original | machine translated).

Canon EOS M mirrorless system:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR