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NOTE: The X-Pro2 BHphoto Giveaway Winner has been Selected… Official Announcement Soon
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Both cameras seem to winner for the respective brand and sell like hot cakes at AmazonUS. But which one performs better in terms of Sharpness (both cameras sport a 24MP sensor)?
Cameralabs compared the X-Pro2 with the (currently discounted) XF10-24mmF4 and the A6300 with the Zeiss 16-70mmF4 zoom. They say that “both lenses used are high quality and shouldn’t limit the sensor in each camera.”
The difference is overall quite noticable. Camerlabs mentions 3 reasons for the better results of the X-Pro2 (except the last crop, the Palm): 1) X-Trans 2) Lens Quality 3) Internal Processing. Here an excerpt:
“The Fuji architecture [X-Trans] allows it to deliver typically crisper results than most rivals, especially when coupled with a quality lens like the XF 10-24mm. This is most obvious in the first two rows where the Sony crops look comparatively soft in comparison. I’d say some of this is due to differences in optics towards the edges of the frame – where the Fuji lens is clearly performing better – but also in terms of the sharpness delivered by the Fuji sensor and its subsequent processing.”
As you judge the remaining crops towards the centre of the frame where the optics perform more similarly, there’s roughly the same degree of detail recorded by all three models. Certainly the Fuji sensor and processing are delivering a crisper-looking result using the default settings, but I wouldn’t say there’s more detail in there – it’s more that Fuji’s in-camera processing is doing a better job at delivering a crisper result, if of course that’s what you want. I reckon you could get a similar result from all three if you adjusted their in-camera JPEG settings or processed a RAW file with similar parameters.”
It’s really true when they say: “We buy cameras, but we invest in good glass“. As for many of you, the Fujinon Glass always was for me the main reason to stick with the X-series.
In the meantime, I’ve finally had my first 30 minutes flirt with the X-Pro2… that little thing is pretty damn hot!