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Top 10 September Articles: New Firmware Updates, X-S10 Rumors, Why Sony A7C does not Kill APS-C, Fujifilm X-H2 Breaktrough and More

Here are the top 10 articles for September.

Looking back it seems we had a fun month. But you know what… I have the feeling it will just get better from now on. ;)

And what about this… a fun experiment?

Write in the comments what you think will become the top 10 articles of October. Let’s see who will come closest to the real deal ;).

  1. Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-T4, X-T3, X-T2, X-T1, X-H1, X-Pro3, X-Pro2, X-Pro1, X-E3, X-T20 and X-T30 Released
  2. Fujifilm X-S10 New Mid-Range Camera is Coming
  3. Fujifilm X-S10: Fuji’s First APS-C Mid-Range MILC camera With IBIS
  4. Sony A7c Full Frame vs Fujifilm X-E3 APS-C, or 7 Reasons why the New Sony A7c is Not an APS-C Killer
  5. Fujifilm Manager: GFX Triumph and Full Frame Attack Strategy, Shrinking IBIS, AI Future, Fuji X-H2 Needs Breakthrough, COVID and More
  6. Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 Mark II Coming Soon
  7. Viltrox 56mmF1.4 vs Fujinon XF 56mmF1.2 First Image Quality Comparison
  8. Fujifilm X-S10 Coming October 15
  9. 4½ Great Reasons Why the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 Exists (NOT Shallower DOF) and Differences to 56mmF1.2 (APD)
  10. 2019 Mirrorless Camera Market: FUJIFILM is Solid Third with 500k Shipments Behind Sony (1.65 million) and Canon (940k)

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Hungry for Fujifilm X-H2, Visions for X-T5, Hopes for X80, Modular Fujifilm GFX, Monochrome and More – FR Readers Wishlist Corner

Fujifilm Wishlist Corner

In response to the terrific response to our first FR-readers wishlist corner article and the massive feedback I have received via email by fellow Fuji X/GFX shooters, here is the second episode of this series.

This series is all about your wishes about future Fujifilm cameras, lenses, firmware features and whatever you desire to see in Fuji’s future.

As I did receive tons of emails last time, I will focus this FR-readers wishlist corner mainly on cameras… lenses and firmware will follow at a later point.

The Hunger for X-H2

It’s interesting to note that most of the wishes gravitate around the Fujifilm X-H2, proving that there is a huge “hunger” for a Fujifilm X-H1 successor.

The (now discontinued) Fujifilm X-H1 was initially a disaster in terms of sales. However, X-H1 sales revived later on thanks to terrific deals that gave it a sales-glory-moment.

The reason for the overall failure of the Fujifilm X-H1 was not its concept, but its timing: a few months later the Fujifilm X-T3 followed with new sensor and processor. I never understood this move by Fujifilm.

And yet, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Fujifilm X-H1, which, I remind you, snapped the top winning image at the World Press Photo awards.

I am strongly convinced that with the Fujifilm X-H2, Fuji is sitting on a potentially big winner.

Many X shooters would like a Fujifilm X-H2 right now, but as FujiRumors always told you, you have to be patient. Fujifilm is not going to repeat the errors made in the past. When the Fujifilm X-H2 will hit the market, it will be the right moment, have the right features and give the X-H line the position it deserves: right on the top of the high end X series line-up!

What’s Next?

Do you have wishes about the Fujifilm future, too? Well, then write me at fujirumor@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Patrick

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Global Shutter: 120+ MP for Fujifilm GFX120 and 31 MP for Fujifilm X-H2?

the modular Fujifilm GFX - could a global shutter make it become real? - VIDEO BELOW
the modular Fujifilm GFX – could a global shutter make it become real? – VIDEO BELOW

We are talking since a long time, about the global shutter revolution coming to photography, and even Fujifilm itself talked about it, for example:

Inspired by an email of a reader, I went back to check which kind of global shutter sensors Sony has currently to offer.

Worth to mention and possibly of interest for Fujifilm shooters, are the following two:

  • IMX342LQA-C: 31.49 MP APS-C global shutter sensor and max. 35.4 fps – already reported here
  • IMX661LQA-C: 127 MP Type 3.6″ global shutter sensor and max. 15 fps

Clarifications & Reminders

Now, we know that the Fujifilm X-T4 and the Fujifilm GFX100 use the same sensor, just the one in the GFX100 is about 4 times bigger, hence it has 4 times the megapixel.

We also know that the current Fujifilm GFX sensor is a type 3.4″, hence slightly different than the IMX661LQA-C type 3.6″ listed above.

If we would take the 31 MP APS-C global shutter sensor and make a 3.4″ type of it, we would end up with about 123 megapixel on medium format Fujifilm GFX.

And as a reminder, Sony also released a 43 megapixel stacked APS-C sensor. The same sensor used on the GFX system would result in a 162 MP sensor.

Speculations: Fujifilm GFX120 and Fujifilm X-H2?

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Top 10 July Posts: Full Frame kills APS-C? :: Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 and XF50mmF1.0 Rumors :: Fujifilm X-H2 Dreams and More

I did my best to run FujiRumors during my holiday in South Italy, and I hope you did not notice all too much that I was busy with jumping into crystal clear water, eating ice cream and enjoying cool beers (my reward after months of COVID-19 caused home teaching).

But now I am at home again, and FujiRumors has all my attention again… so, get ready for some good stuff coming in August ;).

And in case you were busy with holidays too and missed some of our articles, here is a list of top ten July posts that you should better not have missed.

With that said, even on holidays, be careful, take your precautions and make sure to stay safe.

  1. Fujifilm APS-C is Dead? Nikon Z5, Sony A7III, Canon R6 vs the Fujifilm X Series Art of Balance
  2. RUMOR: Fujifilm to Launch Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 Mark II
  3. Fujifilm X Lab Episode 2: The ACROS Magic, Fuji X-T3 Autofocus Regrets, Kaizen Updates and Looking Forward to X Series Future
  4. Astrophotography with Fujifilm: Get Stellar Results with Fujifilm APS-C and Medium Format Cameras
  5. Nikkei: “Japanese Camera Industry Strangles Itself. 88% Decline in 10 Years. On the Brink of Extinction, Unless…”
  6. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will Save Photography and More Companies Should Take the Risk to Do Unique Things
  7. FR-readers Wishlist Corner: Fujifilm X-H2 Dream Features, Fujifilm X-E4 Survey, Fujinon XF 135mm F3.5 and More
  8. Fujifilm X-T4 Firmware 1.02 Tested: This Pro Videographer is Blown Away by Improved IBIS and Wishes the Same for Fujifilm X-H1
  9. Fujifilm USA Explains How You Can Become a Fujifilm Ambassador in 3 Steps and Announces X Photographers Program Changes
  10. RUMOR: Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 Coming 2020 for Around $1,500

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FR-readers Wishlist Corner: Fujifilm X-H2 Dream Features, Fujifilm X-E4 Survey, Fujinon XF 135mm F3.5 and More

I apologize, because…

… I try and I think I succeed to reply to every single one of the 20+ emails and personal messages I get every single day.

However, not always I am able to give you the comprehensive reply you’d deserve, for a simple reason: time!

In fact, I have day job as a teacher and I run FujiRumors totally alone. Hence, in order to be able to reply to everyone with the limited time I have left, sometimes I just must give a shorter reply, even if often your emails would deserve a comprehensive answer.

Now, some of the most interesting emails I get, are those, with input, ideas and wishes for future Fujifilm products.

And since also to those emails, often I can’t reply as comprehensively as I’d love to, I had the idea to share them with the entire FujiRumors community, and extend the discussion to all of you.

Last time we discussed:

  • read here – FR-readers Wishlist Corner: Fujifilm X-TSony, Firmware Upgrade Suggestions, Lens Wishes and Much More

Today I’d have selected a few more of those wishes.

So, if anyone reading this is interested, feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments.

You have wishes about the Fujifilm future, too? Well, then write me at fujirumor@gmail.com.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Patrick

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Top 10 June Posts: New Mid-Range Cameras Coming, X-T4 IBIS Stress Test, The Telephoto Prime Issue, Fujifilm X-H2 and More

Here is our roundup of the top ten posts for June.

Stay tuned on FujiRumors also in July, because I think I will have something to tell you ;).

  1. Fujifilm Releases Firmware Updates for Seven Fujinon Lenses
  2. Fujifilm to Launch Two More Mid-Range X series Cameras in This Fiscal Year (ending March 2021)
  3. Fujinon Lens Firmware Update Improves Stabilization Performance with IBIS on Fujifilm X-T4 and Fujifilm X-H1
  4. DPRTV Fujifilm X-T4 Review: “One of the Best Hybrid Cameras, But if You are a Video Shooter, Maybe Wait for Fujifilm X-H2”
  5. Fujifilm X-T4 IBIS Stress Tests vs X-H1, Panasonic S1H, OIS only vs IBIS only and More
  6. Fujifilm’s Firmware Love Ain’t Over Yet: X-T4 and GFX100 Firmware Coming Soon… and More?
  7. New Meyer-Optik Görlitz MK II Lenses for Fujifilm X
  8. Olympus Drops its Camera Business: Farewell to My First Mirrorless Love, and Could Oly-Shooters Find a New Love in Fujifilm (Like Me)?
  9. Fujifilm Manager: Fujifilm X-H2, The Problem With Telephoto Primes, GFX MK II and IBIS, Fujifilm X80 vs Compact MILC, Fast Primes & More
  10. My First Trip with My Fujifilm X-T4: What I Loved, What I Hated… and Unveiling What I Really Teach at School

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May Top 10 Posts: Fujifilm X-H2, The Telephoto Problem, GFX MK II, XF Lens Roadmap and New Firmware Rumors, BAYER vs X-TRANS

Here is our roundup of the top ten posts for May.

I hope you had a bit of fun reading all this, and I will work to try to keep the Fuji world fun and interesting also in June and beyond.

  1. Fujifilm Manager: Fujifilm X-H2, The Problem With Telephoto Primes, GFX MK II and IBIS, Fujifilm X80 vs Compact MILC, Fast Primes & More
  2. RUMOR: New Fujinon X Mount Lens Roadmap with One Prime and One Zoom Mark II Lens – Vote Your Favorite
  3. Fujifilm launches “FUJIFILM X Webcam” to Run Your Fujifilm X/GFX Cameras as a Webcam
  4. WARNING: Viltrox Lenses Can Damage Your Fujifilm X-Pro3 (Official Viltrox Statement)
  5. Fujifilm X-T4: About Overheating, X-T4 IBIS vs Olmypus EM-1 III, Comparison with Sony A7IV
  6. Fujifilm BAYER vs X-TRANS Blind Test: 88% of Preferences Go To…
  7. How to Use Your Fujifilm Camera as a Webcam for Free (No Need of Camlink 4K)
  8. Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 R with Aperture Ring Listed at Some Stores: A Dream Come True or a Sweet Illusion?
  9. FUJIFILM Firmware Updates Coming in June for X-T4, X-A7, GFX100 and More?
  10. I Don’t Get it: FUJIFILM X-T4 gets Highly Praised SONY ‘Real-Time Tracking” Feature, but (unlike with Sony) Nobody Talks About it – VIDEO

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Fujifilm Manager: Fujifilm X-H2, The Problem With Telephoto Primes, GFX MK II and IBIS, Fujifilm X80 vs Compact MILC, Fast Primes & More

Fujifilm UK manger Andreas Georghiades returns to the Fujicast postcast.

It’s an almost 1 hour podcast, and if you are in a hurry and can’t listen it all, I provide a summary of everything the manager says, so you can get it all in under 5 minutes.

The Interview Summed Up

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Top 20 Fujifilm Manager Statments about Fujifilm X-H2, X100V/X-T3 Firmware, Monochrome, Open X Mount, Fixed Lens GFX and More

With the Fujifilm X-T4 about to hit the market (and actually already shipping in some), Fujifilm managers all over the globe are giving tons of interviews to make the world ready for the best camera it has ever seen to date: the Fujifilm X-T4 :).

Of course, I pre-ordered it, too :)

Now, for your convenience, I always provide a practical summary of all manager statements in my various article, and yet, with so many interviews, there might be some statements you might have missed anyway.

So I thought I filter out those statements, that I consider most relevant, and put them all into this article.

However, there is so much more interesting stuff to read, and so I strongly recommend you to check out all the original articles. I will provide all links below.

Manager Statements

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