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Adobe is Confused and Promotes Faster Tethering on Nikon Cameras with a Fujifilm X-T20 :)

There is a bit of confusion at Adobe, who, with the launch of Camera Raw 11.2, promotes faster tethering on Nikon cameras using a Fujifilm X-T20 :). Check it out here.

And speaking of PR that goes wrong, back in 2016 Nikon used the Fujifilm X100 on posters to promote the “Nikon heritage”.

Or maybe… is this just another sign that Fujifilm is acquiring Nikon? ;)

On a more serious note, the latest Adobe Camera RAW updated introduced a new “enhanced details” features, which also improves X-Trans file rendering. Huge feedback in the following three articles:

  • click here – First Looks at ADOBE’s New Enhance Details Feature for Sharper Fujifilm X-Trans files
  • click here – ADOBE Improves Detail Rendering for FUJIFILM X-Trans RAW Files in Camera RAW 11.2
  • click here – Fuji Users Beware, Wormy Artifacts Fixed?

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Fujifilm X-T20 vs Canon EOS RP Comparison

Now that the Canon RP has leaked, apotelyt has added it to its database.

We don’t think it makes sense to compare the Canon RP to the Fujifilm X-T3, since the more affordable Fujifilm X-T3, plays in another league when it comes to video and stills specifications.

It makes more sense to compare the Canon RP to the Fujifilm X-T20.

And actually it would make even more sense to compare it to the upcoming Fujifilm X-T30, but for that comparison we have to wait until February 14.

I list what Apotelyt writes below, but at the end I add a few notes.

Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS RP:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (26.2 vs 24MP) with a 5% higher linear resolution.
  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: Larger sensor generates images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Capable of capturing a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Can be used in poorly lit environments and still produce good images.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More flexible LCD: Has swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (8000/sec vs 4000/sec) to freeze action.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years of technical progress since the X-T20 launch.

Advantages of the Fujifilm X-T20:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor’s full resolution potential.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (118x83mm vs 133x85mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 102g or 21 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (44 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in January 2017).

We don’t really agree with this list completely, since the Canon EOS RP has only 2 more megapixel over the X-T20, but has an anti-aliasing filter, which means it won’t have more details than the X-T20. And given the X-Trans array, it also won’t control moirè better.

Also, colors have more to do with the processor, rather than the sensor, hence we can’t really say the Canon EOS RP has “richer colors” due to the sensor.

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Competition Compared: Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T20 vs Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony a6500 vs Fujifilm X-T30

Sony A6400

Sony announced the Sony A6400, which, given its price and features, we can consider the Fujifilm X-T30 competitor.

The Fujifilm X-T30 will be announced February 14.

Above you can find a specs sheet comparison between the Sony A6400, Fujifilm X-T20, Sony A6500, Fujifilm X-T3 as well as an initial list of Fujifilm X-T30 specs, assuming it has the same sensor/processor of X-T3.

Animal Face/Eye Detection

Fujifilm already has it! :)

In fact, this forgotten Fujifilm digital camera offered “pet detection” for cats and dogs already 8 years ago.

Of course Sony’s solution is much more sophisticated and potentially very useful for wildlife photographers, so let’s hope Fujifilm will catch up on that feature, improve and extend it, and bring it to us Fuji X series lovers via Kaizen love soon.

New Autofocus

The showpiece of the Sony A6400 is definitely the new autofocus system, but we have to wait real life reviews to see if it really lives up to the hype Sony created with its promo videos.

If so, then it’s definitely impressive.

The Fujifilm X-T30 will feature the new sensor and processor of the Fujifilm X-T3, hence we can expect an excellent performer in terms of autofocus and eye-AF. Can’t wait to see the first real life comparisons with Sony’s new AF system.

Dealbreaker Selfie Screen?

The Sony A6400 also targets vloggers. However, with an on camera microphone attached, you can no longer see yourself in the upwards tilting selfie screen. A possible dealbreaker for vloggers.

If the Fujifilm X-T30 has a selfie screen, then it could be the one of the Fujifilm X-T100, which I consider a brilliant solution for hybrid stills/video shooters, except for one downside, as we told you here.

You guys already told us which kind of tilt screen you prefer (for Fujifilm X-H2). Check out and vote the poll here.

Lack of APS-C Lenses

If Sony’s wants to create an attractive APS-C system, they need to add several high quality APS-C lenses, but sadly Sony didn’t announce any new APS-C lens.

To cover the gaps in their APS-C lens line-up, you must get the more expensive and bigger FE-mount full frame lenses, which kind of destroys the purpose of buying into APS-C.

The Fujifilm X-T30 has on its side a terrific lens line-up specifically designed for APS-C. You find from big, heavy and expensive glass to small, portable and afforable lenses. A mature system.

Sony Kaizen

The probably most exciting part of the recent announcements, was Sony’s promise to add the new autofocus system as well as new features (interval recording) via firmware update to the Sony A9, Sony A7III and Sony A7rIII.

Let’s hope Sony will permanently adopt Fujifilm’s Kaizen strategy, since customers will benefit so much from it (companies a little bit less, since they hold off people from upgrading more frequently to newer models).

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Fujifilm X-T20 with XC 15-45mm Pre-order Available and Shipping June 18

New Kit on the Shop

It had to happen sooner or later, and now it did: Fujifilm is offering the new XC 15-45mm PZ OIS zoom as a kit lens not only for its entry level Fujifilm X-A5 and Fujifilm X-T100, but starting from today also for the Fujifilm X-T20.

You can pre-order your kit today and it will ship on June 18.

We already reported that Fujifilm removed the XC 16-50mm MKII from their complete X series guide, which is very likely an indication that it is (or will be soon) discontinued. However, there is still the X-T20 with XC16-50 in stock and even up to $430 off (depending on the bundle) at the time of this post.

Fujifilm X-T20 and XC Lenses and Accessories Bundle Deal – Save $428

Adorama added plenty of accessories to the current $428 rebate on Fujifilm X-T20 + XC lenses + grip.

Here is the list of additional accessories you get with the Adorama X-T20 grip + lens bundle deal:

  • Lowepro Format 160 Camera Bag, Black
  • SanDisk 16GB Class 10 U3 Extreme SDHC UHS-I Memory Card
  • ProOptic 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • ProOPTIC Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • ProOPTIC Universal Lens Cap Tether
  • Adorama Slinger Digital Memory Wallet – Holds 12 Cards
  • Corel Digital Creative Suite Photo Essentials Software Kit
  • ProOPTIC Pro Digital 58mm Multi Coated UV Slim Filter
  • Adorama Slinger Soft Lens Case Medium, Black

Fujifilm Savings USA

Check out the full list of deals at BHphoto, Adorama and AmazonUS.

Fujifilm GFX
GFX 50S + 63 or 45 or 32-64 (save $1000): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Fujifilm X Series Cameras
X-T2 black body (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T2 graphite body (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-T2 + 18-55 (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera
X-Pro2 (save $200): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-Pro2 graphite with 23/2 (save $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T20 with XC 16-50 + XC 50-230 + Grip (save $428): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
X-T20 body (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X-T20 + 18-55 (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
X100F (save $100): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, Focuscamera

Fujinon Prime Lenses
XF 14mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 16mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
XF 18mm (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 23mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 27mm (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 35mm F1.4 (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 56mm APD (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 56mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 60mm (save $50): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 80mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 90mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera

Fujinon Zoom Lenses
XF 10-24mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 16-55mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 18-135mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 50-140mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 55-200mm (save $100): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
XF 100-400mm (save $150): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Instax Share SP-3
Instax Share SP-3 (save $50 with camera purchase): AmazonUS, BHphoto, Adorama

Fujifilm X-T2 + X-A3 + X-E2S – X-E3
Fujifilm X-T2 (Create Your Saving Bundle): Adorama, BHphoto
Fujifilm X-E3 (free Premium Leather Strap): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm X-E2S back body (save $279 – 40% off!!): Adorama
Fujifilm X-A3 + XC 15-45 (save $50 or get free leather strap): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

Used Fuji X Gear Sale

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Profoto Air Remote TTL-F Compatible with Fujifilm X-T20 and in Late April with X-E3 (Firmware Ver. 1.2.0)

Profoto Air Remote TTL-F compatible with X-T20, and soon with X-E3

Official Profoto Statement

FUJIFILM has just released a new firmware for its camera X-T20 (Ver.2.0.0), which makes it compatible with Profoto Air Remote TTL-F.

From late April 2018, Air Remote TTL-F will also be compatible with Fujifilm X-E3 through a X-E3 FW upgrade from FUJIFILM (Ver.1.2.0).

Note

Your camera’s Shutter Type setting should not be “Electronic Shutter”.
Make sure to use the latest firmware on your Air Remote TTL-F and Profoto flashes.

FUJIFILM X-T20 New Features Guide for Firmware Ver.2.00

Fujifilm X-T20 – New Features Guide

The Fujifilm X-T20 (as many other cameras), just got a massive firmware udpate, that introduces lots of new features.

As usual, Fujifilm has to include these new features in an updated X-T20 Owner’s Manual. Check out the “X-T20 new Features Guide for Firmware 2.00

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Fujifilm X-T20: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS

The New Features Guide can be downloaded in the following languages: English / Français / Deutsch / Español / Italiano / Nederland / Polski / Svenska / Norsk / Dansk / Pусский / Suomi / 中文简 / 中文繁體 / 한국어 / ภาษาไทย / Aradic

GFX 50S, X-H1, X-T2, X-E3, X-Pro2, X100F Firmware Update Announcements

Fujifilm X-T20 Kaizen Firmware Update 2.00 Released + Fujinon XC 15-45mm Firmware ver. 1.01

Fujifilm X-T20 Firmware Update

So here it is, the huge firmware update 2.00 for the Fujifilm X-T20. You can download it here.

Fujifilm also release firmware udpate 1.01 for the Fujinon XC 15-45mm. You can download it here.

Fujifilm X-T20: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon XC 15-45: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

Full X-T20 Firmware ver. 2.00 details:

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Fujifilm X100F Firmware Details Leaked… and Don’t Panic Regarding the Fujifilm X-T20 Firmware Update

2 days ago here on FujiRumors we broke the news, that 6 Fujifilm cameras will get a firmware update soon. Included in our list was also the Fujifilm X100F.

The day after, nokishita leaked the details of the updates, but the Fujifilm X100F was not included in the list.

Just now, though, nokishita updated the list with the X100F firmware. Here are the details of the update

X100F Firmware Ver.2.10 -due April, 2018
Enlarged and customizable indicators or information
The upgrade allows users to enlarge indicators and information in the viewfinder and/or LCD monitor. This upgrade will also enable users to customize the location of where the information is shown on the display.

The X100F firmware can be considered minor, especially compared to the other upcoming massive updates. But Fujifilm notoriously never covers the X100 line with lots of Kaizen love, even though it was the original X100 to start all the “Kaizen-buzz” back in the days.

But with the growing number of camera models, Fujifilm had to make decisions which cameras they can keep up covering with Kaizen love, and which one not… and the X100 line had to be sacrificed.

If you want to see what the firmware update details of the Fujifilm GFX 50S, X-E3, X-T2, X-Pro2 and X-H1, check out this post.

Also, I notice many X-T20 owners now panic, because the X-T20 is not mentioned in the list. But keep in mind these are only announcements of upcoming firmware updates. And the one for the X-T20 has already been announced (and it’s massive!). That’s why it is not included in the list.

The X-T20 firmware will come, according to Fujifilm, in early April… so it can’t be that long anymore ;)

EPIC LIVE BLOGGING on April 12… stay tuned on FR via Facebook, RSS-feed, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter.

we are going to have fun :)