Fujifilm X-Trans Sensor Receives Japanese National Invention Award

Fujifilm X-Trans

The Fujifilm X-Trans sensor has been awarded with the “National Invention Award” by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Scienes and Technology.

Finally a recognition, for a techonlogy, the X-Trans sensor, that has never really been marketed well by Fujifilm, and is sometimes misunderstood in the photo community.

I have written about the virtures of the X-Trans sensor vs Bayer sensor (and vice versa).

Let’s hope that, with today’s recognition, Fujifilm will start to promote X-Trans in a proper way.

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Fujifilm X-Trans vs Bayer Sensor Quick Blind Test Comparison: Which One do you Prefer?

X-Trans vs Bayer Blind Test

Little weekend game :)

Since we recently talked about Fuji colors vs Nikon, Sony and Canon, let’s do a fun little (and non scientific) blind test with you guys.

This time we compare the Fujifilm X-T20 X-Trans with the Fujifilm X-T100 Bayer CMOS sensor cameras.

Both cameras were used with the Fujinon XC15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ.

Keep in mind that this is not only a comparison between X-Trans and Bayer, but also a comparison between different processing engines.

I did the test, and my score is 1 to 5 for X-Trans. Only for 1 case I could not see a significant difference, in all other cases I went straight for X-Trans.

To my taste, the color rendition of the Fujifilm X-T100 was in some cases a bit exaggerated and less natural, for example in the cloudy sky or the rusty chain. Also, in my eyes, on the X-T20 green/yellow leaves overall looked more natural and less plasticky.

Maybe that’s due to the more aggressive processing applied by the processor used in Fuji’s Bayer cameras, which is something we have analyzed already back in 2013 here, when we compared the Bayer X-A1 to the X-Trans X-M1.

Ready to test?

Then go to the Chinese site dc.fever and drop your vote.

Also, let us know your results in the comments and in the poll down below.

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Fujifilm X-T100: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
Fujifilm X-T20: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera

X-Trans vs Bayer blind test - my score is...

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Photons to Photos Fujifilm X-T100 Dynamic Range Test Results Slightly Worse Than X-Trans Fujifilm X-T3

Photons to Photos sensor tests, show that in terms of dynamic range, Fujifilm’s latest Bayer sensor camera, the Fujifilm X-T100, performs slightly worse than X-Trans cameras like the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T2.

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