Dpreview interview: Higher resolution sensors and video quality improvement likely to come on next generation cameras.


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Mr. Toshihisa Iida

Dpreview published an interview with Mr. Toshihisa Iida, Senior Manager of Sales & Marketing in Fujifilm. And he gave us some glimpse into the future:

1) High res sensor coming in 2015? In terms of resolution, the lenses are so sharp, there’s scope for higher resolution to maximize the capabilities of the lenses. There’s some room for improvement on the High-ISO and speed aspects too.

2) Video on Fuji cameras: Video is getting more and more important.

3) No Full Frame: A full-frame camera would be bigger, more expensive and maybe slower too.

4) Fujifilm is Confident: Mr. Toshihisa Iida said: “Over the past few months I’ve been getting more confident“.

And Fuji seems to have no doubts about what to do: “To be honest we’re pretty clear about what we need to do, and I think we’re moving in the right direction.

More at dpreview

  • Goran Djurin-Markovic

    Get rid of video. Focus on photography. X200 WR Monochrom…. ah, that would be so nice. But, alas, it’s not meant to be.

    • studio1972

      Please don’t get rid of video. Make it more usable in fact. I currently have 4 Fuji X cameras and 4 Canon DSLRs (which are used only for video). It the fujis could do video I could sell all the canon gear!

      As for a monchrome X100t, why not, simply get rid of the x-trans filter and other than that it’s probably just a firmware change.

  • andyg0043

    yes a version like lecia monochome X100 variant or X-T1 would be good !

    • Serge S Frolov

      Have been dreaming about X100 B/W edition as well, everyone that cant afford monochrome leica would buy one in a heartbeat!

    • PRL

      Have to say I think we already have this, I love shooting in yellow or red filter mode in Raw+jpeg and I find the fuji Raw files are stunning for black and white conversion, but I appreciate that if you are a fine art photographer then your dream camera would be nice to have

      • Peter

        Getting rid of the CFA gives you quite a bit more resolution from the same sensor (or larger pixels at the same resolution) and better light gathering, though, since the light does not have to pass through the CFA.

        I’d love to see Fuji do something like add an optional built-in color filter whose color can be controlled electronically or something like that, similar to the technology in rearview mirrors in cars that dim and get tinted blue, but only when a light shines onto them from behind the driver.

  • john

    I think it is a big mistake mistake from Fuji not manufacture cameras FF or MF

    • Barf

      i think you have bad opinions, and blame gear for your photography problems. i challenge you to explain how FF would help you make a better photo. show us your flickr or your prints where you were crippled by APS-C

      • john

        talk to the best photographers in the world and ask them because they use MF for work and APS-c just for fun. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor_format

        • DrunkenRant

          First, MF!=FF
          Second, there are plenty of ‘Pro’ photographers getting paid and they use APS-C. But lets ignore facts and rabble.

          • Didiergm

            and … third I would not necessarily compare myself to ‘the best photographers in the world” whose needs are unlikely to be the same as mine :)

          • Ryan Gouthro

            How if full frame medium format?

          • EnPassant

            It could be argued that Digital FF is comparable to Film MF.

          • DrunkenRant

            Look up the definition of ‘!=’.

          • marco

            not really for professional work, see that cameras are actually using. http://guessthelighting.com/ 35mm it´s the smaller sensor

          • Carles

            yes like Zack Arias paid by Fuji

          • DrunkenRant

            That would make him a professional, no?

        • Barf

          Exactly. For every shot where I *need* that extra resolution, or depth of field, or light sensitivity, or whatever advantage that a larger “sensor” (film or digital) would give me – I skip straight to 6×7 or 6×9 medium format film. When those differences are *actually important* to my photo, I don’t go for minor increments.

          If I’m not printing at 24×36 or larger, or not doing portraits, it’s far easier to carry around an X100S for example, compared to a D800, or a Mamiya 7, or a Fuji GW690ii.

      • Peter

        As someone often has to shoot motion in extreme lowlight conditions, I am one of the few people to whose work full frame actually does make a noticeable difference.

        However, shooting both APS-C and full frame 35, I really don’t see the point of something like the Fuji X system going full frame. The cameras and lenses get bigger and heavier, and then you might as well use an SLR. In reasonably low lighting, the difference between APS-C and full frame is impossible to tell. In really low light, full frame still means you have to cope with depth of field and possibly stop down to get stuff in focus, boosting ISO in the process, which then loses you a lot of the full frame sensor’s advantage. The only major thing you get from full frame is a bit more resolution, but really, unless you make huge gallery prints all the time, 12 megapixels is plenty, 24 if you crop landscape to portrait format often.

        And if Fujifilm started a full frame system right now, you would once more be starting from the beginning, meaning no good dedicated lenses. This is exactly the problem Sony’s system has. Supporting their SLR lenses with – albeit slow – AF (which Fujifilm cannot do since their SLRs used to use Nikon bodies and lenses) still means more bulk, and in that case it is often more convenient to shoot a heavier SLR with a battery grip since everything is more balanced instead of ridiculously front heavy.

        Digital medium format will take a few years until it is really ready to go mainstream. Right now, it is still way too expensive to make sense for the majority of people. Also keep in mind that what they sell you as medium format is by no means as big a sensor as you would think if you are used to, say, 6×7. So going full frame now, you’d again be at some kind of crop format that will be “obsolete” when bigger sensors become more cost effective.

        I’d rather have Fujifilm focus on making their APS-C system the best it can be. It is really a sweet spot in terms of sensor size, image quality and weight to make the most of the mirrorless concept. Don’t forget, it is just a tool, and it has certain applications, and those likely don’t center around high-res billboard shoots in controlled studio environments. They were also very smart to start with the shorter focal length lenses first since they are lighter and that is where mirrorless shines. With a long and heavy telephoto lens, it doesn’t make that much difference what size camera you attach to it.

        You also have to credit Fujifilm for being very open, clear and upfront about not planning on going full frame in the short term. That is a huge thing for a Japanese company to do. No matter what your opinion on the sensor size matter, it allows you to plan your investments and if necessary go to a different company if you decide that a full frame mirrorless system is essential for your work and disagree with their reasoning.

        • Barf

          Thank you for having a logical, rational view on the full frame vs drop debate. It’s sorely needed on these forums.

        • lucio

          if you can not see the difference then you do not need. I do

          • Peter

            As I said, I do see a difference in really low light as well. But shooting in reasonable conditions? Really?! And if so, is it really still visible at the size you display and print your images at to the general public? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not questioning your judgement, I’m actually genuinely curious because that is totally different from my personal experience.

            Then again, it is quite hard to find two cameras to reliably compare since newer sensors and processors make a lot of difference, and there is also the question which resolution of the sensors you should be comparing for a test that is meaningful in practice.

          • Jorge

            I do see the difference between my D800 images, and my X-T1. However, I find myself still shooting more, and having many more keepers with the Fuji, than with the D800.

        • Jorge

          Hear! Hear!!!

  • Sinjun

    A “new ‘natural view’ mode” was mentioned in the DP interview as part of the XT-1 firmware update coming in December. Anyone know what ‘natural view’ means exactly?

    • Samuel

      Could be flat?

    • KTX

      Maybe some kind of “raw” fed to the viewfinder without the applied picture style like with the new X30 cam. See he first look on this sit for further reference.

    • Alex

      You can see the actual exposure, but when shutter is half pressed you see the picture without film simulation( if, for example, you are shooting in Velvia) Something like that.

    • Ryan Gouthro

      I think it will be a vf mode that isn’t wysiwyg but adjusts the brightness in viewfinder to mimic an ovf.

  • At least it’s clear about the FF stories. But I was hoping/expecting some higher resolutions (20-24 MP) and better Hi-ISO capabilities. The video isn’t so important to me, but I guess it’s a marketing trend they just have to follow. The “speed aspects” – I hope it’s about AF speed and faster processors and not necessarily about better FPS rate. I’d might add some nice features, at least for the mysterious X-Pro2, like WS, much better battery life, fully customizable buttons, wi-fi remote controller – in one word – the top tech from X100T and X-T1 altogether.

    • Video is more than a marketing trend. With ever increasing internet speeds the use of video on websites will increase and as a result, the demand on Image agencies to supply the content will also increase. Photographers will naturally want a piece of this action to help with the diminishing cost of stills photography.

      Like yourself, I’m hoping the next gen will be improved resolution and ISO handling. 24mp would be nice. I’ll be waiting on the X-T2 for this (hopefully), I’ll trade in one of my T1’s for a higher resolution T2…. provided there is an improvement in ISO and AF speed.

  • High ISO performance and overall speed are much more important to me than higher resolution.
    And I am glad they are not considering full frame for now, keep it small and compact Fuji, thats the whole purpose of Mirrorless systems.

    • Beertender

      Although I kind of agree. I also know the advantage of more resolution for cropping purposes. I always found 36MP for my D800E too much. On the other hand it was a great help if some parts needed to be cropped when framing was difficult.

      • I use my D800 for my Architectural photography work, but I honestly find the 36MP too much for anything else.
        With my Fuji, I use it for street, documentary, travel, or portrait, and in those situations I don’t find myself cropping often as I usually do my best to get exactly the composition I want, and when I do crop, its usually a very small area!

  • Chris

    To get a state of the art video-quality without moire and aliasing combined with the great fujinon lenses – that would be really a big benefit for me! (now I have to carry an other system only for video with me…)

    • Peter

      If Fuji was the first company with video quality on the level of Blackmagic (ProRes 10bit log, minus the moire/aliasing obviously), high FPS 1080p and a remote WiFi-based follow focus smartphone app to take advantage of the fly-by-wire focus, I’d be really happy to buy a Fuji X camera as a dedicated video camera.

      So far most stills camera companies have only done the bare minimum they had to do to sell things, not what is technically possible. I mean, the mere existence of Magic Lantern isn’t exactly a sign of glory for Canon for example.

      Blackmagic were the first to say “what can we really do at that price point” instead of “well, to compete in the market, this is the minimum we need to do, let’s not do more so we can still sell more expensive stuff and upgrades”.

    • Possibilities are endless indeed. I am not into video, but I like flying various drones (quad and octa copters, big gliders etc). A weightless Fuji X, such as X-E2, combined with the weightless Fujinon prime, will make for a perfect flying rig.

  • Chris

    Cool would be a small “PXW-FS7 4K camcorder” with x-mount! ;o)

  • Time.Captured.

    FF hype? Not for me, and I’m glad that Fuji stays clear of FF. The advantage of better high ISO for a large sensor with the same pixel count as an APS-C sensor is typically gone with the next sensor generation, and today’s APS-C sensors are so good in this respect that nothing is missing. 2-year old FF sensors are typically worse. The advantage of DOF goes away when you consider the available lenses. Look at Sony: most FF lenses are still rather slow compared to Fuji’s lenses. And the APS-C DOF with a fast lens is already so shallow that most of the time one would stop down a bit, anyway.

    If Fuji would be nervous about missing out, they should rather go to medium format, and thus attach FF from both ends.

    • Clint

      I’m happy with APS-C on the XPro, but seriously you guys are delusional if you think APS-C is ‘just as good’. Yes, we know that sensor technology has evolved to the point that APS-C sensors are awesome….but it’s not like FF sensors exist in a vacuum…they too benefit from the exact same technological advancements that benefited APS-C.

      The only advantage for using APS-C for a new system like the Fuji X is that it helped keep the lenses mildly smaller than the FF equivalents.

      • ipecaca

        you, as other ff promoters, are presuming that the technological evolution improves sensors of all scales in the same way, wich is completely wrong. E.g. BSI technology provides huge improvements for tiny sensors, but hardly any difference to ff sesors. Manufacturers are putting more effort to improve smaller sensors, as 135 were great already a decade ago. I had 5d and 20d, and in an average shooting situation the difference wasn’t dramatic even then.

  • Mrpong

    I think the overall speed of camera (buffer, response, AF speed, AF accuracy, 3D tracking) is the most important area that need to be improved.

  • Medddddimfurmot

    One thing I rather want to see than them going fullframe is if they make a series of medium format single lens camera…like a series similar to x100…but it would take time hopefully they would consider it

    • Don’t think so, prices on MF sensors are way too hight to justify putting one in a non-interchangeable lens camera.

  • nwcs

    My wishlist for the next Fuji X Camera: More PDAF, better focus tracking and locking for erratic subjects, focus to follow subject outside of the selected focus area, faster overall processing, better data sampling (that is, either more pixels or better quality Quantum Efficiency of the pixels already there), 16 bit output support, compressed raw, designed with eyeglass wearers in mind.

    Things that would be nice: function button(s) on the front, 16 bit compressed tiff output, faster write times to fast data cards, a model for astrophotography like the Canon 60Da.

  • rj

    Great news on the video. As soon as fuji X shoots proper video I’m in.

    I shoot stills and video on the same job so currently need to carry heavy DSLR/lenses. Can’t wait to ditch it for the Fuji X system

    • mavfan1

      define “proper” I get the feeling that a lot of people say this but keep it vague so they can keep moving the bar every time Fuji meets the criteria they set.

  • meee

    90 – 100mm f2.8 1:1 macro, weather resistant. Please, Fuji.

    • Zaphod


  • Rich

    Don’t care about video at all. In fact, if it reduced the price or allowed for the same price and to be better at something else, I would rather they ditch video altogether. I would love to see more dynamic range (especially in highlights), more speed (AF and EVF), and better high ISO. I wouldn’t mind more resolution, but I don’t need it.

  • Gustavo Jota

    I do agree, If a person wants video, should buy another gear instead – not a camera.

    • arhmatic

      Wrong. No reason to have a second device.
      Video is standard everywhere now.

      Fuji have been clearly lagging behind even since they started.

      • mavfan1

        exactly, it’s standard in so many places that it’s fine if some items don’t have it. Do you need video in every device you own?

    • mrgecko

      Correct: It’s a “camera” folks. Serious about video? Get a RED or other pro’ish type of equipment

    • It’s a sidekick. Sometimes it’s useful, and like others have mentioned, it goes standard pretty much everywhere. Heck, nowadays even my car shoots 1080p!

      • MJr

        Puts a whole other meaning to rolling shutter. ^.^

  • jerry

    i wish companies should start “designing” cameras again, instead of reusing a same design for each particular series of models. if u look at a dslr nowadays, there is only one design. the only difference is only the brand. sometimes i wonder where have all the designers gone? Or did the companies employ a designer i the first place to design a camera anymore? I am sure there are many young designers out there. So the question is why dslrs nowadays are all in the same old look? I wish more companies could come out with more camera design for each camera, which i think would give its “soul” to the camera body. When i look back all the old cameras, i wonder why there are so many design for each model with a particular look. but when i look at dslr nowadays, there is only one look for all these decades. it seems to me like the camera design element has being taken away from photography long ago. I like fuji x camera design and i wish they could come out with more designs with each new camera model. Nowadays companies only play around with buttons layout and colors for each new model. Personally i wish to see companies would give back the “soul” of creativity (design) to the camera’s body with each new model. but of course, design is just only one of the element that should not be forgotten and neglected, besides the IQ, ergonomics, etc.

  • The anti-video crowd that really think that not having video or even not improving it would actually bring benefits for them are plain stupid, because yeah, the world is that simple.

    The most laughable simplistic part is that they actually think that by not working on video, all of sudden a window full of improvements will open for what they selfishly want as if it was a miracle.

    “Oh, nasty Fuji, was this what you were holding back while working on such unnecessary video feats? I’m glad that you dicthed video an now we having these amazing things that we would never get otherwise.”

    Yeah, right, because Fuji is so focused on video that they stopped working on other improvements for stills.

    Moreover, they are so narrow-minded that they do think that by doing that, Fuji would be doing themselves a huge favor and not shooting themselves in the foot, which is a pretty ridiculous fallacy in itself.

    It’s plenty ok to not want video, but to ignore it and think that somehow not having it would make their camera better is just nonsense, they won’t ditch video and yes, there is a demand for that, there are more people asking for better video feats than the ones talking nonsense.

    Nobody is expecting Fuji to simply deliver the best video quality out there, no, none of that, for that there are way better companies, THAT would be the otherside of this nonsense, the delusional side. People just want it to be decent and reasonable. Just to not look like a washed-out-wobbly-cheap-P&S video, to have better controls and framerate options – which is what they just did.

    For instance, Sony’s cameras are not all that great for video, with some exception, most of their E-mount cameras are just decent and that is enough for most people, so the bar for Fuji is not that high, they just have to deliver a decent video, it’s not the end of the world anti-video people, not at all. Actually, working on video can indirectly bring benefits for still as well, things are not just a straight line.

  • DrunkenRant
  • X-Proof

    … said the Titanic’s captain. The lenses are sharp but the X-trans sensor isn’t due to its terrible concept. Video is important (but it’s a feature that is more a gimmick than a real usable something in the X-series). A full frame camera would be bigger, more expensive and slower. Has he been living in a nuclear shelter the last few months? Listening to this, I’m getting more and more convinced Sony is on the right track.

    • Barf

      Sony is never on the right track – 30 years of technological blunders have shown that. Quit drooling over full frame and start shooting more pictures.

      • X-Proof

        Reason why Fuji has a Sony sensor maybe? Get awake people. We want Fuji to remain in the market not to get killed by competition. The best way is indeed to float on the temporary success of a few models and for the rest, to stay in a nuclear shelter and don’t look at what competition is doing. Look at the history of camera manufacturing, paved with a long list of companies that disappeared like this.

      • LCN

        Well aside of chemical film I’m curious to hear your feedback about the big commercial camera-successes Fuji was able to put in the market – say the last 30 years – that were after all no blunder investments, effecting in a true legacy support until today. Anything?

        • Barf

          Betamax, minidisc, ATRAC, MemoryStick, UMD. Not the optical division, but still relevant in that the execs drive all decisions. Point being every company makes mistakes, Sony has made a ton, and worship of Sony on a Fuji rumors site is silly. My statement was part humor, part hyperbole – but definitely something to think about:

          Sony can’t figure out how to release a great lens and is completely dependent on Zeiss. They now are trying to support *three* mounts (A/E/FE). They license their tech to one of their biggest rivals because they can’t use it well enough. Sony releases more bodies than lenses and can’t figure out its position in the market.

          I sense a huge lack of vision coming from Sony, so “being convinced Sony is on the right track” comes off as silly.

          • rantanplan

            MiniDisc wasn’t that bad, and by the way Sony built one of the best CD-Players with the CDP-X707ES (for under $10.000).

          • LCN

            I don’t think that there is one multinational not having the same kind of technologies that didn’t make the great breakthrough (and btw I don’t agree with what you pointed out there, from what you mention quite a bit made it into more professional appliances, some still around). Fuji however was a great chemical company (and still is, even in the medical sector). Since the ’50s, they’ve always been in the sideline manufacturing ranges of lenses and cameras, but none of these systems ever came to a massive breakthrough in the market. They frustrated several generations of good photographers by abandoning interesting product lines because at the end they were maybe competent but not visionary enough. Where it makes sense to talk about Sony on Fujirumors, Barf, is because Sony holds the key for sensor technology and has a link a best (commercial) lens manufacturer in the market, Zeiss. When I listen to the statements of Toshishisha, I’m not confident he’s on the right track. This is just aiming for the enthusiast amateur part of the market. I’m happy I never adopted Fuji as a mainstream system, just as a travel/back-up solution. Personally I would like to see them progress in the same sense as the top range DSLRs, it’s just another mile they have to run to get there. If they don’t that’s fine. I don’t see one reason to stay with a camera manufacturer that can never design tools first time right and doesn’t deliver the workflow and solutions I’d like to see from them to do my job. I’m btw not even seeing one reason either why I would leave my DSLR-gear for ANY MLIC solution.

    • mavfan1

      good, then buy a Sony and go to sonyalpharumors.com instead.

  • Great portrait of a real maker. Btw…

  • Disqus needs to add a filtering system. So I can filter out (ignore) any comments that mention Fuji needs to go FF (insert competition name, insert reasons, insert leaving fuji).

  • herstal

    did he mention if they’re working with adobe to solve the x-trans mushiness/smearing problem? or if they going to let raw files to have zero noise reduction? it’s no small deal.

    • Barf

      Don’t use lightroom for demosiacing, problem solved.

    • d

      I wouldn’t use Adobe for converting any files, including Canon or Nikon, as I have found Adobe to be a very poor converter in general. Great for editing, but sub-par – to say the least – at raw conversions.

      • LCN

        Fine to hear last someone with the same experience. LR is nothing else than a mainstream engine but don’t expect the conversions are the best you can get out your camera. When you’re f.i. Nikon user, the result delivered by the native Nikon convertors is stunning and beating LR in colors, sharpness, detail… On top of that, I don’t like the way LR handles noise from higher isos either while I detest the user interface since the very beginning. I’m always laughing when people start ditching their DSLR, because it’s not good enough… in quite a few cases they haven’t even seen what it is capable to do. And with Fuji… RAW conversions remain a compromise forever. Don’t mention all those popular over-blogged convertors… they are compromises too and some pictures will just be so-so forever.

  • Rodrigo

    Yes, Fujifilm is listening to me…, I´m waiting to do the “switch”….

  • mrgecko

    If you are still dreaming of a compact FF camera, tada! it’s here. They call it the Leica M. It costs just a bit more but you will dump that slow auto-focus for your finger that is far faster. You will also get extra points at your hipster parties cuz you have a red dot on “your” camera. Your lenses are called investment grade and are double to insure. BUT WAIT! There is also the replacement to the Sony RX1 that is half the cost at $2799 and if they can improve the ergonomics by copying Fuji and up the sensor performance some you just may be happy.

    So off you go to a new forum where you can beat your FF chest and say that’s why you are a great photographer.

    • X-Proof

      In my country I can get the Sony A7 for exactly the same price as an X-T1. When I’m a bit careful, a Nikon D610 sits at about the same price. For a few hundred box more, maybe a Df (having almost the same footprint as an X-Pro1). Who said Fuji was cheap? I guarantee you one thing…you’ll be wanting to replace your Fuji over a year, all enthusiasts are doing so because Fuji will make you ‘hot’ with a new graphite silver edition – still the same sensor of course. Well if that’s your plan, multiply the investment with factor 3 or 4. A good FF DSLR is an investment and having glass that can last forever (I’m still using lenses from the 90’s) – it has all the market & third party support you’ll ever want – MLIC’s are an expensive luxury but a lot of people that bought into this stuff have not yet come to that insight.

      • Barf

        DSLRs are an expensive luxury as well, and the bodies are not an investment that holds its value – your $3300 5D from a few years ago is now $550 on KEH. Any intelligent person doesn’t upgrade to the same body in a different finish, but for a first time buyer the new XT1 might be eye-catching.

        My glass from the 1960s and 1970s is actually why I bought a mirrorless, it’s easier to adapt. So yeah, I’m holding onto glass forever.

        Also “LOL” at a Nikon Df “having almost the same footprint”. That thing is a beast compared to the X-T1: http://camerasize.com/compare/#520,495

        • X-proof

          I’ve had the X-Pro1 & Df before me, on the same table. Well. My eyes must be bad but it’s about the same size of camera. The Df feels sturdy, weighs more but is build like a tank and has one of the best FF sensors on board ever built. The Fuji has a 4 years old sensor similar to many other DSLRs (and MLICs), the D7000 – not exactly a ‘shining star’ comes back to mind. It must be again my bad eyes, but the X-Pro1 is a hollow, cheapish finished piece of compact camera with bad paint and plastics that’s why I learned after two years. That 550$ 5D must be or the very first gen, or one that fell off the truck, or had just been stolen in the metro… even a Nikon D90 in a mint state is sometimes sold for more. Glass of 60 and 70s… have you ever been using this on DSLRs? Was this your mainstream workflow? I doubt very much. In general, all those DSLR-ditchers are merely Canon-boys – there must be something terribly wrong with this brand. I’m a Nikon guy, but I’ve worked with Canon a few times, owned even some video stuff from them… well, I was never delighted, not at all. Anyone having Nikkor AF-D and AF-S glass and buying mirrorless to give it a second life are people that are really not knowing what they really want. Even the D610 @ (almost) the same price level of a X-T1 will make this glass shine a lot better than any Fuji X (or Sony whatever) will be capable to do. No criticism about the Fuji here but this is just a poor enthusiast kind of bricolage workflow to keep the wife satisfied about the newest purchase. I bet if this is the starting point it won’t take very long or there will be back a shiny new DSLR on the shelf, or everything is sold to finance real Fujinons.

    • Sharpstick

      Your mother should have taught you better manners.

  • So, if we sum up the bits and clues left everywhere, we should expect a X-Pro 2 with the following:
    – APS-C X-Trans sensor with a higher resolution, most probably 24MP, looking at what’s on the market right now
    – even higher performance at high ISO
    – probably a hybrid viewfinder with overlay, even better than the X100T and able to handle the “usual” focal lengths (say 18mm to 56mm, to cover mozt of the primes?)
    – weather sealing would be expected from a flagship
    – dual cards
    – better video quality

    Then, for my additional wish-list:
    – in-body stabilization
    – real breakthrough in sensor quality? (already great, but anyway…)

  • Don’t need FF. Just drop an organic 24mp in the EX line. Your 16mp images have some noise in low light, sometimes a lot if high ISO. But the X can still produce decent gritty doc work as-is. Best thing is it is so cheap it is disposable! I lost 1 cam and 2 flashes when shooting my last project.





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