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Photons to Photos Dynamic Range Data: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Beats Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 – NOT :)

Photons to Photos added the Fujifilm X-Pro3 to their database, and you can now compare it to all other cameras in their database.

I did compare it to the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T30, and the Fujifilm X-Pro3, despite having the same processor and sensor, shows a sensible advantage over the X-T3 and X-T30.

So has it better dynamic range?

Bill Claff explains:

The X-Pro3 appears to have improved PDR but it is an illusion.

It’s well known that Fuji implements the ISO setting in an unusual way.
In this case they have given ISO 320 to ISO 12800 an addition 1 stop boost.

Fuji uses a proprietary Exif tag called “Raw Exposure Bias” to indicate how much they have shifted the raw data from “standard”.

Adjusted in Excel for Raw Exposure Bias we see that the X-Pro3 and X-T3 are essentially identical. (They shift to dual conversion gain at a slightly different point).

You can access and manipulate the data here at Photons to Photos. Bill Claff’s comment has been added on dpreview.

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Fujifilm X-T3 Wins 2019 DPR Popularity Ranking, X-T30 is 4th, and Nobody Cares About DSLRs

 

Recently DPReview updated its buying guide for 2019, and decided that the 2018 Fujifilm X-T3 is simply still the best camera you can buy for under $1,500.

Now DPR looked as the most “clicked” cameras on their database in 2019.

For that information, we went to the raw data. What we’ve come up with is a list of the year’s ten most popular cameras (released at any time) based on product page views within 2019

Guess what? Yep, the Fujifilm X-T3 comes out on top!

DPR writes about the Fujifilm X-T3:

Now we know: the most popular camera among DPReview readers in 2019… wasn’t released in 2019. But there’s no doubt in our minds why the X-T3 continues to enjoy such popularity – it’s a really, really nice camera. As we said in our own review, it’s a camera that does both still photography and video exceptionally well, but maybe just as importantly it’s a camera that’s very enjoyable to use.

The camera that so many of you wanted to read more about is one that we’ve got a sweet spot for too, which suggests that Fujifilm understands its target audience: deeply nerdy photographers. We’ll raise our 70-200mm replica coffee mugs to that.

On the 4th position we find the Fujifilm X-T30:

Announced on Valentine’s Day (awww…) the X-T30 was well-positioned from the start to capture the hearts (awww…) and minds of the photography community. It brings much of what we all love about the X-T3 into a cheaper, lighter body. Plain and simple, it’s a lot of camera for under $900, and our readership clearly saw a lot to like in it too.

Here are the top 10:

  1. Fujifilm X-T3
  2. Sony a6400
  3. Sony a7 III
  4. Fujifilm X-T30
  5. Canon EOS RP
  6. Sony a6000
  7. Nikon Z6
  8. Canon EOS M50
  9. Nikon D850
  10. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

The top 4 are Sony and Fujifilm, with the X-T3 on top. Astonishing 6th position for the 2014 Sony A6000. The interest in DSLR is basically dead, with only 1 camera making the ranking, the Nikon D850.

You can read the full article at dpreview.

DPRTV APS-C Shootout: Fujifilm X-T30 vs Canon M6 Mk II vs Sony a6400 vs Nikon Z50

Mid-Range APS-C Mirrorless Shootout

Chris & Jordan from DPRTV have posted their mid-range APS-C mirrorless shootout comparing the following cameras:

So what do they say is best?

The video is above, and a practical summary can be found below.

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Get Classic Negative Film Simulation on Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 with Capture One Pro 12

Fellow X shooters and FR readers,

This weekend I am extremely busy, as I meet a good friend from abroad I don’t see as often as I would like, so I will be rather fast in my articles.

It’s like one of those weekends, where I focus more on Cabernet, and less on Internet ;).

I feel I needed to make this disclaimer, because I have been told that the latest Capture One Pro 12 (v. 12..14) now allows to select “Classic Negative” film simulation for Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 files. Readers tested it on GFX and X-H1 files, and it did not work, though.

Sadly I can not verify that, as I had no time to upgrade my C1 version, but I got multiple reports about that. Once I have time, I will see if the X-E3 (older sensor/processor) also gets Classic Negative options, but I doubt, as the X-H1 files don’t get the Classic Negative option. It might work only with X-Trans 4 / X Processor 4 cameras.

If anyone tests this, feel free to drop a comment down below.

What we all are waiting for, though, is this nice Kaizen firmware update, which should bring Classic Negative to newer Fujifilm cameras.

P.S.: for my weekend trip with my friend, her husband, and my wife, guess what I carry around? Nothing but my X-E3 with 27mm… the perfect combo!

Nikon Z50: the Lucrative Sub $1,000 APS-C Market Gets a New Competitor – Z50 vs Fujifilm X-T30 vs Sony A6400 vs Canon EOS M6 II

Nikon has launched the Nikon Z50.

Just like Sony (and unlike Canon and Fujifilm), Nikon decided to use the same mount for two different sensor size systems.

The Nikon Z50 is a direct competitor to the Fujifilm X-T30, a very successful camera for Fujifilm.

The lucrative sub $1,000 APS-C market is getting a new and strong competitor, and of course we customers all welcome that.

via BHphoto specs via BHphoto sub 1,000 list via camerasize

 

Fujifilm’s Classic Negative Film Simulation Coming via Firmware Update to X-T3, GFX100 and X-T30

Classic Negative

As FujiRumors already told you here, along with the Fujifilm X-Pro3 on October 23, Fujifilm will also launch the new Classic Negative film simulation.

Classic Negative has a lovely nostalgic and vintage touch to it (see images below).

The good news I hear from sources:

  • Fujifilm will upgrade X Processor 4 cameras (Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30 and GFX100) with Classic Negative film simulation

Sadly (if the rumor is correct), my lovely little X-E3 won’t get it.

↓ First Classic Negative Samples at the Bottom ↓

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RUMOR: New Film Simulation Coming with Fujifilm X-Pro3… and to Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30 and GFX100 via Firmware Update?

Fujifilm X-Pro3

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will come with a new film simulation.

I think this rumor will not only make future Fujifilm X-Pro3 owners happy, but also owners of Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30, GFX100, since those cameras share the same X Processor 4 and this could mean Fujifilm can update those cameras with this new film simulation.

TO BE CLEAR: I have no rumors that Fujifilm will update all X Processor 4 cameras with this new film simulation.

Recently Elia Locardi met Minami-San, Fujifilm’s color guru for the last 50 years. Minami-San developed the original Fujifilm film colors and is now responsible for the film simulation development. You can read the whole story here.

Previous Fujifilm X-Pro3 rumors

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Fujifilm X-A7: Face and Eye Detection Quick Test (Coming to X-T3 and X-T30)

Fujifilm X-A7

As we reported here, the face/eye detection of the Fujiiflm X-A7 is supposed to be even better than the one currently available on the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T30. But don’t worry, Fujifilm will deliver a firmware update to bring them on par with X-A7.

Now Jessops tested the face and eye detection of the Fujifilm X-A7 in quite low light. They say it locked very well even from pretty far away. You can see it by clicking “play” on the video above.

Compared to “other manufacturers” (Sony), they say it performs very similar in terms of locking on and staying locked.

Other than that, they say:

  • big and super bright screen. Similar to mobile phone. Really responsive. One of the most responsive they have ever seen on a camera
  • you have the original menu, but also a smart menu, that brings up your most used features and you can see adjustments on the screen while you make them (including changing film simulation)
  • aimed for people, who want to step up from a smartphone

Btw… did you know the Fujifilm X-A7 comes also in blue? I have found it for you. To see all 5 colors together, check out our facebook post here, or twitter post here.

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Fujifilm X-A7 Beats Fujifilm X-T3 Face/Eye Autofocus, but Firmware Update for X-T3 / X-T30 is Coming

Earlier today Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm X-A7, actually a very nice and capable camera. You can see the full X-A7 launch coverage here.

Among the others, the Fujifilm X-A7 comes with an improved face and eye detection autofocus, that, according to information Maarten Heilbron has received from Fujifilm, is better than the one on the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T30.

This is confirmed also by DPR, who said (also shared in our live blog):

Fujifilm has hinted that new AF algorithms will allow the X-A7 to perform as well or better than the X-T30/X-T3.

The good news:

As Maarten Heilbron disclosed in his Fujifilm X-A7 video shared in our live blogging, Fujifilm told him they will release a firmware update to bring the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 eye/face AF on par with the Fujifilm X-A7.

Now, today Fujifilm also released a firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T3 (ver.3.01 here), but this just fixes a bug, and is NOT the firmware update Maarten is talking about.

FujiRumors already rumored, that Kaizen firmware updates are in the work and ready to be disclosed soon. They might bring AF improvements, as Maarten says, but also other new features, like the “live light trail“, also already available on the X-A7, and of course you can see this feature in action at our X-A7 live blog.

I know that’s a lot of information for our fellow American readers, who just woke up and suddenly have to digest all this info, so make sure to check back our previous articles.

  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm X-A7 live blogging – New features, first looks and press release
  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.01 released

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