Fujifilm vs Canon Colors Blind Test Battle – Here are The Results!

Fujifilm VS Canon – Colors

Canon and Fujifilm both have excellent reputation, when it comes to color science.

Now Andrew compared Fujifilm with Canon RAW as well as JPEG colors.

What we can say ahead:

  • with RAW files, it’s harder for people to have a clear preference
  • with JPEG files, the differences are stronger

The JPEG comparison is more indicative for the so called “color science“, since with RAW files also the converter plays a role.

So, if you don’t have time right now to make the full blind test, I recommend you to go to minute 5:37 of the video and make the JPEG comparison only.

Before I disclose my results, I’d like to say that:

  • I consider Canon colors excellent, and if I should switch brand tomorrow morning , just for the sake of colors, I’d go Canon!

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The Problem

Since I love you so much, in order to give you a more objective feedback, I went through all the comments on the video, and tried to sum them up in a ranking.

It was not easy to summarize, because:

  • sometimes people did not specify enough (example: “Canon is best”)
  • In case of comments like “Canon is best“, I assigned a JPEG point to Canon, although I am not sure those, who made such comments, really made the test
  • In case of Fujifilm, sometimes people did not specify if Classic Chrome or Provia. In which case, I assumed they mean standard Provia
  • In case of close results (just 1 or 2 points of difference), I gave it a “same same”

Overall, reading the comments, I had the impression that those, who said to be Fujifilm shooters, had a very open minded and honest approach to the test. Bravo!

The Results

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Value Angle of Mirrorless Cameras Explained and Compared

At the last Fujifilm X summit (which we covered and sumed up for you here), Fujifilm talked to us about the “value angle”.

The value angle is not a weird concept invented by Fujifilm, but a factor that influences the whole design and development of a camera system, as well as image quality.

In short: the wider the value angle, the more precise and easier a lens can send light to the sensor. A wider value angle gives more flexibility for lens design and allows for more light and less digital correction.

As you can see below, Fujifilm X has a huge value angle and Sony Full Frame an extremely small value angle, which is why Sigma said that it is a challenge to develop full frame lenses for Sony, especially high quality ones.

Chart below provided by the German site docma.

In German we refer to Full Frame as "Kleinbild" (small format)

In German we refer to Full Frame as “Kleinbild” (small format)

If you want to get an anology with a soccer player hitting the ball, in order to understand it better, we can get the help of an article appeared at the German site docma many months ago.

Google translated version down below.

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The Ultimate Fujifilm NP-W126S vs Third Party Batteries Battle

Fujifilm Batteries

We have already reported about Dom Varney’s articles “Powering the Fujifilm X-T3” and “Fujifilm NP-W126S Battery Counterfeits – A Visual Guide to Spotting the Fakes“.

He now also published the most comprehensive guide to Fujifilm original and third party batteries I have ever seen on the web so far.

The tested batteries are:

It’s a massive write-up, impossible to sum up quickly. So I’ll just share a short excerpt:

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Capture One Pro 12 with FUJIFILM Film Simulations Released and TESTED vs Lightroom and In Camera

Capture One Pro 12

If you were waiting for Capture One Pro to add Fujifilm film simulation support, well, then your day to get the newly released Capture One Pro 12 has come! And of course you save 10% with code AMBFR on the standalone version, and 5% with code AMBFR on the subscription model.

NOTE: Apparently film simulations work only with cameras that feature an X-Processor Pro or X-Processor 4, so X-Pro2, X-T2, X-T20, X-H1, X-T3, X-E3, X100F, GFX50S and GFX5oR. Check out the full list here.

If you purchased Capture One Pro 11 from the 1st of November and later, you will get a free upgrade to Capture One Pro 12.

But Capture One Pro 12 adds more than just Fujifilm film simulation profiles.

Improvements, new features and new tools in Capture One 12

  • Powerful, refined interface
  • Revamped menu system
  • Luminosity masking
  • Linear Gradient Mask
  • Radial Gradient Mask
  • Redesigned Keyboard Shortcut manager
  • New plug-in ecosystem
  • Fujifilm Film Simulation support
  • Extended AppleScript support

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Film Simulation Comparison

I have made a quick comparison between in-camera, Lightroom and Capture One Pro film simulation, based on the last Capture One Beta software available. I will re-test it with the final version, and update this article, if I see relevant changes.

IMPORTANT NOTES

NOTE 1: Images are compressed for web use. Hence, you might notice artifacts in some images
NOTE 2: I have bumped up the “Light Falloff” slider in Capture One Pro 12 to match the vignetting of Lightroom and In-Camera
NOTE 3: I can apply ETERNA to my Fujifilm X-E3 in Capture One, but since I can’t create ETERNA files in my Fuji X-E3 or in Lightroom, I will skip this comparison

IC = In Camera
C1 = Capture One
LR = Lightroom

CONCLUSIONS

Both, Capture One and Lightoom, make a very good job.

However, looking at the high-resolution images on my retina display, I consider Capture One film simulations a bit more faithful to the original Fujifilm film simulations, since Lightroom tends to add a tiny bit too much warmth to the images.

There are only two film simulations, where the warmer Lightroom images are a slightly more faithful to the original Fuji film simulations: Acros and Monochrome.

Keep in mind I used a Beta C12 version, and Phase One might have fine tuned it further in the meantime.

SAMPLES (and What’s NOT Included)

Here is the In-Camera vs Capture One vs Lightroom Fujifilm film simulation comparison.

For the sake of your readability (and page loading time), I compared all film simulations, except for Monochrome Standard/Y/G/R, Acros R/G/Y and Pro Neg Hi.

I have all the comparisons done, so if you absolutely insist, I can upload them. But I think the images down below already show how good Capture One’s film simulations are. And you can always download the free 30 days Capture One Pro 12 trial, and play around with them by yourself.

And beware: those who ask in the comments for a Sepia comparison, will be immediately banned ;).

With that said, these are boring images (the ones I am proud of I share them on my Instagram), but I think they are good images to compare the film simulations.

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Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony A7III, Nikon Z7, Canon EOSR Video Autofocus and High ISO Comparison

Max Yuryev compared the high ISO and video autofocus performance of the Fujifilm X-T3, Sony A7III, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7.

Are you ready? Then check out the videos down below.

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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News, Rumors and Community
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CONTINUOUS VIDEO AUTOFOCUS

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