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:
- 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
- X-T3 touch screen a bit slow and lacking responsiveness
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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
Dylan Goldby Youtube – Final Fujifilm X-T3 Review
- older lenses (such as XF35/1.4) are now much faster. Now he can shoot and track his kids with face detection at F1.4
- confident AF
- surely worth the upgrade from Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T3 Roundup
There are tons of reviews about the Fujifilm X-T3 out there. So I digested it all for you and share a collection of videos and blogs post here on FujiRumors.
For those in a hurry, I have made a summary of what they say in some of the longer videos.
At the very bottom, you will find two Fujifilm X-T3 reviews made by FR-readers for Fujirumors.
It’s a massive roundup, so grab a beer, scroll, and enjoy.
Fujifilm Manager Interview
DPReivew just published the interview they had with top Fujifilm manager Toshihisa Iida at photokina 2018, which includes the clearest statement I have ever heard so far if Fujifilm will go full frame or not. It’s a clear “No, never!”
He also opens to the possiblity of an interchangeable lens Instax camera and maybe even cine lenses for the GFX system.
Here some excerpts of the interview.
Q: Will Fujifilm ever enter the full-frame market?
A: No, never. Because we don’t have that legacy – luckily or unluckily. We don’t see any point in Fujifilm entering that market, particularly since we have good APS-C and medium format systems. If we entered full-frame [our systems] would just start cannibalizing each other. We’re happy to stay with two completely independent systems.
Q: Do you see many of your users upgrading from X to GFX?
A: Not quite yet. Because they’re totally different systems. […] I hope that in near future more X Series customers will step up to GFX.
Q: GFX 50R and GFX 100S
A: All GFX 50R controls must be reachable with one hand, that was our concept for usability. We wanted the camera to be more suited to street, reportage and portrait photography. The forthcoming 100MP camera is more SLR style, with a detachable viewfinder, more similar to the 50S, but with an integrated battery grip for greater battery capacity. The sensor and the image stabilization system need more power. The biggest challenge was image stabilization.
Q: Will the viewfinder experience of the 100MP camera be better to the current GFX 50S and 50R?
A: It should be a lot better, yes, because the readout speed of the new sensor is a lot quicker. The sensor and the processor itself are both upgraded. The processor is much more powerful.
Q: Video features on Fujifilm cameras?
A: The forthcoming 100MP camera will be the first 4K/30p GFX camera. […] With the X Series we have a plan, for example to extend recording time, and make the menus more usable for still and video shooting.
Q: 100MP and 4K/30p represent a huge amount of data – is SD media still appropriate?
A: I think that SD media and HDMI output are enough for now
Q: Do you welcome third-party lens manufacturers that want to create lenses for XF and GF?
A: They’re not open standards as yet, but of course our customers want choice. We’re always considering what would benefit our customers, and more lenses are generally beneficial for customers.
Q: Should we expect to see more smaller, compact lenses for GF mount, like the forthcoming 50mm pancake?
A: Yes, in the future we’d like to expand our lineup of compact lenses for GF.
Q: In the past we’ve spoken about software corrections for some lenses. Do you see a future where your high-quality lenses could be made smaller using software?
A: We always prioritize optical quality first, minimizing software correction. That’s our policy at the moment, and I don’t think it will change. That’s why the APS-C format is important to us. We make the lenses as small as possible, without [a lot of] software correction.
Q: What are the challenges of designing fast focusing large-aperture lenses?
A: A brighter lens means that each element is heavier. So we need to build in more powerful focus actuators, but there’s limited space. So it’s always a tradeoff of lens brightness, focus speed, and how heavy the lens is.
Read the whole interview at dpreview here.
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