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Awesome Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-T2 Comparison by Mirrorlessons. No Purple Flare and Wait for Fujifilm X-H2 “Sometime Next Year”?

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Fujifilm X-T2

Mathieu and Heather from Mirrorlessons have just published the complete Fujifilm X-T2 vs X-T3 comparison, and it’s arguably one of the very best you can right now find on the web.

Here are some key points:

BUILD QUALITY

  • X-T3 survived 90 minutes in the heavy rain photographing a soccer game
  • Refined sub-dials and command dials make them more comfortable to turn
  • More customization possibilities on X-T3 command dials

TOUCH SCREEN

  • X-T3 touch screen a bit slow and lacking responsiveness

POST PROCESSING

  • Capture One and Iridient render X-T3 files still better than Lightroom
  • Lightroom – unlike Capture One – adds lots of magenta shift by default to the X-T3 file to display the colours correctly (+65 which is very unusual). Perhaps it is a bug that will be fixed with the next update

IMAGE QUALITY and FILM SIMULATIONS

  • RAW Shadow recovery: both cameras perform well but the X-T3 file has less noise. The X-T2 exhibits some red colour cast
  • RAW Highlights recovery: X-T2 surprisingly retains a little more information
  • JPEG: The two cameras behave in a similar way including how they preserve highlights. The only small difference is that the X-T3 shows more noise in the dark areas but also more sharpness. This means there is less noise reduction applied than on the X-T2
  • Both cameras perform the same up to 12800 ISO, with perhaps slightly more noise in the X-T3 files but you really need to pixel-peep to see it
  • JPEG: more pronounced colour shift on the X-T2 the more you add noise reduction
  • SKIN TONES: With a manual kelvin temperature, both cameras shift towards a green tint but it is more contained on the X-T3.
  • White balance: the X-T3 produces a marginally cooler result for outdoor shots
  • Subtle changes in some film simulations

PURPLE FLARE and GRID ARTIFACTS

  • X-T3 doesn’t suffer at all from purple flare and grid artifacts

AUTOFOCUS

  • X-T3 autofocus breaths new life into older lenses
  • X-T3 much improved face and eye detection that rarely fail even in low-light environments
  • Car rally: the X-T3 only delivered 3 completely out of focus shots out of more than 200
  • Soccer: X-T3 has about the hit rate of the X-T2
  • Birds photography: keeper rate of 60/70%, or 85/90% if he includes slightly soft results. But when the bird flew closer, the AF was usually reactive enough to keep the subject in focus. Normally in this specific situation, the change in focus distance is too big and the action happens too fast for most mirrorless cameras to cope, but the X-T3 did better than most and proved to be capable of matching products such as the Sony A9 or Nikon D500

SPORTS MODE BUG

  • When using the camera in crop mode (Sports Finder or electronic shutter), some RAW files are not written correctly and end up with a vertical black band, making the photo unusable. The percentage is low (around 10 shots on more than 200). Maybe something Fuji can fix with a firmware update because it doesn’t happen when using the full sensor area

VIDEO

  • X-T3 less rolling shutter
  • X-T3 uses face and eye detection in 4K, the X-T2 only in 1080p
  • X-T3 superior video specs

FUJIFILM X-H2

  • The elephant in the room is called Fujifilm X-H2, which mirrorlessons thinks could be out “sometime next year” and they say it could be worth to wait a bit longer to get the superior ergonomics and IBIS of the Fuji X-H2.

Do make sure to head over at mirrorlesscomparison here and read the whole in-depth comparison. It’s definitely worth your time.

And if you are interested, we have launched a few polls regarding the Fuji XH2 as well as a timeline on when we can expect the Fujifilm X-H2, Fujifilm X-T4, Fujifilm X-T30, Fujifilm X-Pro3, Fujifilm X200 and Fujifilm X-E4.

  • POLL 1: Are you waiting for X-H2 to upgrade/switch or did you get the Fujifilm X-T3 already?
  • POLL 2: If the Fujifilm X-T3 had IBIS, would you prefer it over the Fujifilm X-H2?
  • TIMELINE: Fujifilm X Camera replacement timeline from 2011 to 2018 and what this could mean for X-H2, X-T4, X-T30, X-Pro3, X-E4, X200

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If the Fujifilm X-T3 had IBIS, would You Prefer it over the Fujifilm X-H2?

Fujifilm X-H2

Recently we launched an interesting poll (almost 7,000 votes), where we could see that most FR-readers are waiting for the Fujifilm X-H2 and hence did not buy the Fujifilm X-T3.

But I wonder, is it only because the Fuji X-H2 will have IBIS, or do you simply overall prefer the ergonomics of the Fujifilm X-H2 over the Fuji X-T3?

Well, let’s try to find it out with todays’ survey.

So, imagine the Fujifilm X-T3 would have IBIS, and hence be equal to the Fujifilm X-H2 in terms of specs, and the only difference between the X-T3 and X-H2 would be the ergonomics, which one would you buy?

As a FR-reader told me, the same questions has been shared at dpreview here, but the poll there did get only 59 votes.

The unique thing about FujiRumors (and the reason why Fujifilm does read this website and your comments), is that FR brings together the by very far largest group of Fujifilm X and GFX shooters, hence polls always get a few thousands of votes within a single day and the comment section is always very lively.

So let’s try to launch the survey here on FR. Feel free to vote it down below.

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If the Fujifilm X-H2 and X-T3 would have equal specs (X-T3 with IBIS), which one would you get?

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Fujifilm X-H2: Are You Waiting for X-H2 to Upgrade/Switch or Did you Get the Fujifilm X-T3 Already? POLL

Fujifilm X-H2

After the announcement of the Fujifilm X-T3, I get countless emails, asking me when the Fujifilm X-H2, Fujifilm X-Pro3, Fujifilm X-T30, Fujifilm X-E4, Fujfiilm X100V or Fujifilm X200 with latest X-Trans sensor 4 and X Processor 4 will come.

I am working on this, and I will post updates on FR as soon as I can. So make sure not to miss them by following us on Facebook, RSS-feed, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter.

One of the guys, asking me about the Fujifilm X-H2 is FR Sacha, who wrote me:

What would you think of running a poll to get a feel for the interest with the Fujifilm X-H2?

More specifically to have an idea of how many users didn’t upgrade to the X-T3, and are actually waiting on the Fuji XH2. This is something I see come back a lot in the comments of the X-T3 reviews so I’d be curious to see what a poll would look like. It could even motivate Fujifilm to hasten the X-H2’s release date, after seeing the results of the poll :)

One note: I feel people waiting on the Fujifilm X-H2 are actually mostly non-fuji users who want to switch to Fuji but maybe are still on the fence and would like the “whole package” with IBIS to really switch. So maybe the results for Fuji users could be a bit less in “favor” of the X-H2.”

And since your participation, ideas and contributions are the heart and soul of this blog, I will be happy to take Sacha’s advice and make a poll out of it.

Check out the poll below… and read the options carefully ;)

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Fujifilm X-H2 and X-T3: The Upgrade/1st Fujifilm Poll

  • I own older Fujifilm X cameras and I am waiting for the Fujifilm X-H2 to upgrade (25%, 1,875 Votes)
  • I own older Fujifilm X cameras and I did upgrade already (or will upgrade soon) to Fujifilm X-T3 (18%, 1,322 Votes)
  • I own older Fujifilm X cameras and I don't know yet what I will do (15%, 1,073 Votes)
  • I own older Fujifilm X cameras and I am waiting for the Fujifilm X-Pro3/X-T30/X-E4 to upgrade (13%, 995 Votes)
  • I own other camera systems and I will wait for Fujifilm X-H2 to enter the Fujifilm X system (9%, 629 Votes)
  • I own older Fujifilm X cameras and will not upgrade to any X-Trans 4 camera (8%, 595 Votes)
  • I own other camera systems and I did purchase (or will soon purchase) the Fujifilm X-T3 to enter the Fuji X system (4%, 324 Votes)
  • I own other camera systems and I don't know yet what I will do (3%, 249 Votes)
  • I own other camera systems and I will wait for Fujifilm X-Pro3/X-T30/X-E4 to enter the Fujifilm X system (3%, 228 Votes)
  • I own other camera systems and I do not plan to enter the Fujifilm X system (1%, 83 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,373

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LOL: Fujifilm Already Sells Fujifilm X-H2… Fixing Bugs with New Cameras Instead of Firmware Updates Like Sony? ;)

As basically every new camera when it hits the market, also the Fujifilm X-H1 has some bugs.

Usually Fujifilm fixes these via firmware updates, which costs Fujifilm money to develop.

So it seems they are now going a smarter way, the Sony solution, and they simply kick out a successor immediatly, that fixes those bugs. :)

Obviously this is just a typo spotted by photographyblog. But since we are here already, let us know what you would like to see in a Fujifilm X-H2.

Fujifilm X-Pro3, X-H2, X100V, Panasonic Full Frame Fiasco, XF33mm F1.0, GFX 100 – Breaking May FR-Rumors and Top 15 Articles

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May was an extremely busy month, with 79 articles written in 31 days, the GFX100 live blogging and… my marriage (no, can’t buy any new gear for a while with what that cost ;).)

In May, FujiRumors has also delivered several breaking rumors about the following Fujifilm cameras:

  • Fujifilm X-Pro3
  • Fujifilm X-H2
  • Fujifilm X100V (or X200)

I consider all rumors 100% accurate.

It’s not our style to mislead and clickbait people with fake made up rumors, sadly a practice that is going strong these days. FR is well fueld with reliable rumors, we do not need to go down the desperate fake rumor road.

And I tell you more…

I now slow down a few days to recover, but then  I’ll be back with rumors, especially with one that might surprise you positively. You can dream now and I’ll tell you later, once I have green light from the source :).

Back to us, and to the very busy month of May.

So many things happened, that I thought to list the top 15 read articles for May down below, so you can catch up in case you missed them.

TOP 15 Articles

  1. Fujifilm X100V / X200 coming in 2020
  2. Fujifilm X100V (or X200) Coming with New Lens
  3. Did the Panasonic S1/R Fiasco Prove FUJIFILM Did Well to Skip Full Frame?
  4. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Announcement Within October
  5. The Ultimate Fujifilm NP-W126S vs Third Party Batteries Battle
  6. Fujifilm X-T30 Gets Gold Award at DPReview and Compared to Sony a6400
  7. 2020: A Fuji Odyssey Ends with the Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0, but Do We Really Need it?
  8. Mission Impossible: Official “Fallout” Photos Taken with Fujifilm X and GFX Gear
  9. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Ideas, Wish Lists and Hopes
  10. Fujifilm X100V (X200) with New Lens, but still 23mm
  11. Adobe Lightroom 8.3 New Texture Slider Explained and How Well does it Work with Fujifilm X-Trans files?
  12. Fujifilm X-H2 may NOT Even Come in 2020
  13. These Guys Switched from Full Frame to Fujifilm APS-C and Are Happy About it
  14. Fujifilm GFX100 Lab Test Images vs Phase One XF IQ3, Sony A7rIII, GFX50S, Nikon D850
  15. Dear $9,995 Fujifilm GFX100 Coming May 23, Try to Beat these Fujifilm GFX 50 Images – GFX Image Roundup

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Fujifilm X Camera Replacement Timeline from 2011 to 2018 and What This Could Mean for X-H2, X-T4, X-T30, X-Pro3, X-E4, X200

Fujifilm Timeline

Today I decided to take a look at the refresh rate of the top/mid range Fujifilm cameras and tried to make a guess (NOT A RUMOR) about when the Fujifilm X-H2, Fujifilm X-Pro3, Fujifilm X-E4, Fujifilm X-T4, Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujifilm X200 (or X100V) can be expected.

Overall we can see how the Fujifilm X-E and X-Pro line are gravitating towards a 4 years refresh time, whereas X-T and X100 line are close to a 2 years refresh time.

WARNING

  • This is not based on rumors, and it’s not said that Fujifilm will always keep the same product refresh rate. Everything can change anytime.
  • Don’t miss the upcoming rumors and join us on Facebook, RSS-feed, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter

NOT INCLUDED:

  1. All 2/3 sensor cameras are not included, since the won’t ever get any successor (not even 1 inch sensor cameras, no matter what old patents say)
  2. X70/XF10: XF10 is not the X70 successor. It’s unclear if there will be a Fujifilm X80 at some point
  3. X-A line has a high refresh rate, but the FR community is for the most part not interested in this camera line
  4. GFX 50S, GFX 100S, GFX 50R: According to our rumors, the GFX 100 comes 2 years and 3 months after the GFX 50S. It’s unclear if the Fuji GFX 50R will also get a 2 year refresh rate or a 4 year refresh rate like its rangefinder brothers the X-Pro and X-E

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“Theory Says, all Future Fujifilm Cameras will have IBIS” – Fuji X Photographer Jens Krauer at FujiLove Podcast with Hugh Brownstone

Fujifilm X photographer Jens Krauer, who runs the FujiLove podcast, hosted Hugh Brownstone in his latest episode.

Both have excellent connections with Fujifilm, and I’d like to highlight the gear related part of their talk.

  • Hugh fell in love with manual controls on Fujifilm cameras
  • IBIS makes a huge difference for stills and video
  • Hugh is waiting for the Fujifilm X-H2, to replace his Panasonic GH5
  • Jens says that there is a theory floating around, that all Fujifilm cameras will have IBIS
  • Hugh says in this talk to Fujifilm managers, they confirmed him that shrinking IBIS is important, so that they can put it into smaller cameras
  • Hugh says that, if Fuji could, they would put IBIS in an X-T4
  • Hugh prefers the definition “super full frame” instead of “large format” for the Fujifilm GFX
  • Hugh says taking the dials of the GFX100 makes absolute sense
  • Hugh would like a GFX50S with dials and without that brick on the back
  • Jens says he thinks Fujifilm is working on that
  • Hugh says Fuji should refresh their lens lineup to make them more silent and suitable for video
  • Hugh loves the Fujinon MK lenses, although he’d prefer to have 16mm instead of 18mm on the wide end
  • Hugh desires a tilting EVF for Fujifilm’s APS-C cameras [currently only available only on GFX system]
  • His desert island gear would be a Fujifilm X-T3 with XF35mm f/1.4
  • Fujifilm X shooter are different (in the positive way) from fans of other brands, Hugh notices that in the comments to his Fuji reviews compared to Sony etc.

The whole 1+ hour episode is well worth to listen, so head over at sticher or Fujilove.

Thanks to the anonymous FR reader for letting me know, and looking forward to hear from you again ;).

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Updated Fujifilm 2019/2020 Camera and Lens Release Timeline

Fujifilm Timeline

It’s high time to update our older Fujifilm 2019/2020 camera and lens release timeline.

This is just an approximate timeline and expect to see updates to this list over the next few weeks and months.

For now, this is mainly just an update to the list we shared back in January.

All rumors are as always exclusive FujiRumors.com information. When I just make some guess, I will highlight that for you in the notes.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: We are talking about release timeline, not announcement timeline.

How Many Lenses a Year?

  • as we told you here, at the current pace and current resources, Fujifilm can release about 2/3 GF and 2/3 XF lenses a year
  • the list below contains 1 XF and 1 GF lens
  • hence we can expect to see 1/2 more XF and 1/2 more GF lenses to join the list
  • Fujifilm has given up options to vote which lenses should come next

Fall 2019

Coming 2020

Expect 1 or 2 more X as well as GF lenses. My guess:

  • GF 21mm F4 Tilt Shift
  • XF 10mm F2

Probably NOT Coming 2019/2020

* our sources say it will not be released in 2019, and probably not even in 2020. But Fujifilm managers confirmed here, that the X-H line will continue

Top Possible Bonus Gear in 2020

* based on this old rumor rumor
** wishful thinking based on XF10 disappointment
*** no rumors. but please, FUJI, PLEASE!!!
**** no rumor, just a mere wild guess

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Why Fujifilm GFX Medium Format System is Future Proof and Tony Northrup’s GFX Pessimism is Unjustified

The Future of GFX

And then it became clear to me: Fujifilm medium format has a glorious future ahead. :)

Just two thing before we start:

  • Tony Northrup shared a video (see below), where he didn’t sound very confident about the GFX future. I thought about it, and the result is the article below
  • This article is based on the assumption, that in future only higher end cameras are 100% safe from the smartphone attack, since professional photographers won’t ever switch to smartphones for their Pro work

2 minutes reading time (or just 15 seconds if you jump directly to the conclusions ;) )

  • Fujifilm 2016 – The Statment

In 2016, Fujifilm Managers Makoto Oishi and Fuji Guy Billy said in this interesting interview:

When the global shutter sensor comes to be, it will be a big change just to the whole camera industry, taking away all the limitations of current electronic shutters. […]

If the GFX has global shutter, so we can imagine something new. A smaller body.

So let’s talk about it.

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Fujifilm X-H1: an Unloved Child, FujiRumors’ New Temptation… and WOW!

I tell you this:

If I wasn’t the rangefinder lover that I am, and I’d had to buy a DSLR styled mirrorless Fujifilm camera today, I’d not pick the Fuji X-T3, not even the Fujifilm X-T30!

Nope, I’d go all in with the Fujifilm X-H1.

And in fact, for two reasons I might explain in a future article, in these days I played with the thought, to get a Fujifilm X-H1.

And honestly, at THAT Price to me it’s such a steal!

I know there is the X-T3 out there, but the X-H1 autofocus is actually pretty fast, certainly more than fast enough for my needs. The image quality is just as lovely as on my Fujifilm X-E3. The build quality just screams “made in Japan” from every angle of the camera. It has IBIS. And some of my longer lenses would certainly balance better on the X-H1 than on my X-E3 or even X-T1.

So I am officially tempted, especially considering that the Fujifilm X-H2 is still far away.

Because in these days something happened, but I want to come down a bit before and see how all this ends, or it would end up in a rant. And today it’s weekend. My nephew is coming soon to my home. And I want to come down and be in good mood :).

So let’s stop it here and go back to the Fujifilm X-H1.

Let’s give some love to a camera, that would definitely deserve much more success than it has, thanks to a dedicated X-H1 roundup.

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