Birth of a Camera: FUJIFILM GFX 100 – Part 2

June 20th, 2019

We were lucky enough to document parts of the process of bringing the FUJIFILM GFX 100 camera to realisation by following the FUJIFILM team for a considerable amount of time. In part one, I’ve concentrated on highlighting the process of developing and designing the camera itself and have followed some of the key figures behind it. In part two, I’m visiting the Taiwa factory where the camera is being produced.

The first batch of the FUJIFILM GFX 100 is ready

I’ve also followed the preparations for the GFX 100 launch event that took place during May 23rd in Tokyo. This is where the camera was officially revealed. I would like to thank the FUJIFILM team for being supportive in accepting our initiative, opening their doors to show a world we often don’t see, and letting us share as much as possible of the lengthy process of making a camera. I’m sure you know that this is NOT the norm in our industry and appreciate this kind of transparency, too.

We will receive the camera soon and will run through a full, proper review with it. When done, we will share our findings. Till then, hope you will take a minute to see the second part of our documentary.

Smile and pride – On the assembly line of the GFX 100

Full disclosure: This project was initiated by cinema5D. FUJIFILM (alongside many other distinguished manufacturers) is running a paid banner campaign on our site, which of course helps us finance our day to day operations – nevertheless,  the production cost of this documentary was fully self-funded by cinema5D.

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Some of the people behind assembling the camera

Please don’t hesitate to comment on this project. If you like these behind-the-scenes documentaries let us know and we will do our best to produce even more of such original content. 

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 Giovanni Lorini
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June 23rd, 2019

Thank you Johnnie for this interesting 2 parts series !
I hope you will realize other video like this. A big thank you also at all Fujifilm people.
I will test the camera in the next days in Japan. I’m impressed at how fast
they grew-up in the last years with their cameras !

 Giovanni Lorini
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August 3rd, 2019
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Just back from Japan. The camera is impressive, well built, thinking at a video use it is very interesting, the DoF of this camera could create a particular esthetic of picture different from all seen around since now.

Tom Barnes
Tom Barnes
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June 21st, 2019

Loved this Johnnie, brilliant.

Benjamin Holland
Benjamin Holland
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June 21st, 2019

Fantastic work, Johnnie. I enjoyed that very much!

Dustin
Dustin
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June 21st, 2019

This is a perfect combination of amazing content from Cinema 5D and amazing transparency from a top notch company. Congratulations to both of you for this. I think a semi-regular check in with Fuji execs would actually be interesting, they seem like cool people.

 Paul Szilard
Paul Szilard
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June 21st, 2019

Great to see behind the scenes and share the commitment of the Fujifilm staff. I know that this camera is amazing value, however unfortunately this system is out of my budget, but I still admire it greatly.

Adrian Mahovics
Adrian Mahovics
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June 20th, 2019

Well, this is exactly the reason why we love Cinema 5D! Original content and great presentation by a great presenter! :) I have really enjoyed both parts Johnnie! Congratulation on the making of this documentary! I am sure You have enjoyed the process very much! And, YES! If there is a chance, I personally would love to see similar content in the future among your regular posts! Ah, by the way, big shout out to FUJIFILM for taking a chance on the GFX series cameras! I see a great future ahead of them! Well done!

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