I've been sort of out of the camera news loop lately, so I didn't see the press release of the new GFX 100S until the day it was announced. Life has been busy, in a good way. In a way I'm kind of glad I didn't catch all the "rumors" or sneak peaks of this camera before it was announced. I'm probably in the minority when I say that I prefer a good surprise to all the leaks and rumors that are so prevalent today. My reaction to the GFX 100S announcement thus was pure excitement and wonder. This wasn't the typical reaction to cameras news, I was genuinely excited and very, very curious. After reading up on the GFX 100S, going over its design with a fine tooth comb, I have to say that this camera is a very special one. I think it has true potential to radically alter the course of professional camera products in the future. In a way, it already has.
I returned my loaner X-H1 to Fujifilm back in February 2019, it didn't
occur to me then that I just sent back my favorite X mount camera ever.
And I certainly had no intention to wait two years to write a review
about it either. For reasons I still can't explain, the timing to
complete a review just didn't feel right. I guess I just wasn't ready to
decide what to think about the X-H1 at that time. I knew it's design
was a blend of stills and video of sorts, and I knew how Fujifilm were
marketing it. Nearly
two years on from the day I originally sent the X-H1 back, I know
exactly what I want to say about it.