DPReview Top Gear 2017 Awards: Sony Wins Big. Fujifilm X-E3 and X100F Runner-Up


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DPReview Awards 2017

DPReview just declared their favorite gear of 2017.

The big winner is Sony, with the best product of the year, the Sony A7rIII and more awards. Fujifilm does not win anything, but is Runner-Up in the Midrange ILC (X-E3) and Compact Camera (X100F) category.

If I should highlight just one thing that I (respectfully) do not agree with DPReview: I think the Fujifilm X100F would have made a much better “compact camera” award winner than the rather huge Sony RX10 IV.

Here are the winners:

And the rest of the awards go to…


Fujifilm X-E3 Vs. X-T20 Vs. X100F…. and FF stands for “Fujifilm Forever”, or FujiRumors Shooting with Sony A7rIII :)


FF = Fujifilm Forever :)

*WARNING: this short intro will contain personal opinions that do not want to offend those of you, who think different. FR knows that what I feel good with, might not be what you like. FR also likes the innovation Sony brings in many areas, including digital cameras and sensor technology, and we have applauded their new products in the past here on FujiRumors (and I will be forever grateful to Sony for the Walkman :) ). And yet, I’m sorry, I still love Fujifilm way more, as you could already read in my Sony Specs (A7rII) Vs. Fuji Fun (X-T1) comparison.

This Sunday I am at SonyAlphaRumors‘ home, and I won’t miss the opportunity to shoot with his new Sony A7rIII. I will start now to use it a couple of hours, so my very first impressions are only about ergonomics… and Fujifilm, for me personally, wins.

I don’t like the PASM dial, and the tactile retro controls of Fuji cameras is, for me, way more intuitive. I am convinced that, if you give a Fujifilm and Sony camera to an experienced photographer, who never shot with those brands, that person will feel immediatly more comfortable using the Fuji, because all the most important settings are just right there, clearly visible on dials. Shutter, ISO, Aperture, metering mode, AF mode and a lot more can be seen and set even with the camera turned off.

Yep, for me it’s like many other people say: the Fujifilm just disappears in your hands :).

But I am sure I will have fun playing around with the Sony A7rIII and look forward to shoot with it today.

You can see the Sony A7rIII in my hands here :)

Fujifilm X-E3

When I shared the mixed zone yesterday, some of you wondered why it does not include any Fujifilm X-E3 related content.

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget that little beautiful camera.

In fact, I did plan a separate and dedicated X-E3 roundup, and here it is. Enjoy it :)

The Fujifilm X-E3 sells best in combination with the XF23mmF2

Fujifilm X-E3: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera



Fujifilm X for Videos :: Fujifilm Vs. Rest of the World :: Palle Schultz in Geek Mode :: X-Pro2 Firmware Wishlist (miXed zone)


Make a record button for the Fujifilm X-T2 – Geek + at Palle Schultz Youtube

miXed zone

Sure, the Fujifilm X-H1 is just around the corner, and it will be Fuji’s best hybrid video/stills camera. We have rumored the complete 4K specs, we have told you about the internal F-log, the IBIS, we gave you extremely accurate sketches that show you the camera and a lot more.

But fact is, that, already today, Fujifilm cameras are very appreciated for video. So in today’s mixed zone I will include a little dedicated “video” section.

But there is much more… hope you will find some good read amongst it..

and enjoy your weekend :)

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Iridient Developer 3.2.1 Update Released + Iridient Sale Coming


Iridient Developer 3.2.1 update has been released and it includes support for the latest RAW camera models, bug fixes and other improvements, but nothing Fujifilm specific. You can download it here.

Full download release note history here.

Brian also told me: “I’ll have an Iridient Developer anniversary sale again this year starting on December 14 and running through the 28th. Iridient Developer will be sale priced at $75 US + taxes.