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Fujifilm X-T30 Gets Firmware 1.20 Love and New Features Guide

Earlier today, Fujifilm released a couple of firmware updates.

The main course of the meal, was a significant firmware update for Fujifilm X-T30 cameras.

Along with the new X-T30 firmware, Fujifilm also published a new features guide for Fujifilm X-T30.

You can get it in several languages:

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New Firmware for Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30 and XF 16-80mm f/4 Released

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for a couple of Fujifilm cameras and lenses. You can find all the details below.

Full List of Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.21download here

The firmware update Ver.3.21 from Ver.3.20 incorporates the following:
Fix of minor bugs.

Fujifilm X-T30 firmware 1.20download here

The firmware update Ver.1.20 from Ver.1.10 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding the details of No.1, download the “X-T30 New Features Guide” from our website.

  1. Gimbal / Drone support (*)
    This firmware adds the following function to complement the current support for still image shooting via USB communications:
    ・Starting and ending video recording
    ・Adjusting exposure settings (exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for video recording
    ・Making manual focus adjustments for video recording
    *This is the function via USB communication. About supported gimbals and drones, refer to support information not only on our website but also manufacturers’ websites.
  2. Enhanced autofocus.
    *Improving the tracking performance of the eye AF frame, making it easier to attain accurate autofocus on the eyes.
    *Improving face-detection performance when there are faces of different sizes within the same frame, making it easier to attain accurate autofocus.
    *Improving autofocus capability on a foreground subject even when there is a mixture of foreground and background subjects within a AF frame, causing the foreground subject to go out of focus, e.g. when shooting flowers against a busy background.
  3. Capability to save up to 9,999 pictures in each folder.
    Until now, the number of pictures that can be saved in a folder on an SD card was limited to 999. This update will raise the limit by ten times to 9,999 pictures.
  4. Fix of minor bugs.

Fujinon XF 16-80mmF4 firmware 1.03download here

The firmware update Ver.1.03 from Ver.1.02 incorporates the following issue:
Fix of minor bugs.

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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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