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Fujifilm X-T3 High ISO “Equivalent to Some of my FF cameras” says Steve Huff and Canon EOS R vs Fuji X-T3 Dynamic Range Comparison


Fujifilm X-T3 vs Canon EOS R

Photons to Photos has published their Canon EOS R dynamic range test results. The Fujifilm X-T3 keeps up very well with Canon’s latest full frame camera. You can manipulate the chart here.

Fujifilm X-T3 High ISO

DPReview recently added their conclusions regarding Fujifilm X-T3 image quality to their ongoing review.

They say that at very high ISO, the Fujifilm X-T3 performs worse than the Fujifilm X-T2 (using Adobe, which has no final X-T3 support yet). Using Capture One things change a bit, but the difference is still there between X-T3 and X-T2.

This kind of does not fit well with what I have often heard in real life reviews by X-T3 users so far, who say low light performance is improved (the latest is Steve Huff, see below). So what’s happening?

Well, we have already noticed and shared here, that:

  • using DPR studio test in “daylight” mode, at very high ISO the X-T3 indeed looks a bit worse than X-T2
  • using DPR studio test in “low light” mode, at very high ISO the X-T3 looks about the same if not better than X-T2

And we need very high ISO in low light, right? So let’s use the “low light studio mode” at DPR. You can see the results below.

Personally in most cases I prefer the results of the Fujifilm X-T3. But this could be also due to the new Adobe processing, which should give deeper blacks. In any case, the advantage the X-T2 had in “daylight” mode is gone. They are on par, if not a slight advantage for X-T3.

I did try to contact Richard Butler via dpreview message, but I didn’t get any answer, so I allow myself a little suggestions to the DPR team (which I admire for their wonderful work): when you are going to make your conclusion about the low light high ISO performance of the Fujifilm X-T3, then please, just make it a real low light high ISO test by using the “low light” mode in your studio test. It’s just more realistic.

With that said, go to the DPR studio test here and see by yourself the performance of the X-T3 and X-T2 in low light and in daylight.

Also, Steve Huff says that the Fujifilm X-T3 is the best APS-C camera to date, with a high ISO performance that matches some of his Full Frame cameras. He also says that studio tests are useless, and in his real life tests, ISO was very good, thanks to the backlit sensor. Check out the video down below.

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Steve Huff thinks here, that the low light performance of the Fujifilm X-T3 is better than on previous Fuji’s