DPReview just added the Fujifilm X-T3 to their studio lab test images. Happy pixel peeping here.
I will more in-depth pixel peeping later on, but I’d say that overall details look better on X-T3 at very high ISO. Noise, though, looks better on the X-T2. However, results vary a lot depending on which part of the image you analyze.
Also, I have not seen any official Fujifilm X-T3 support by Adobe yet. Maybe DPReivew got early access to a not yet 100% final version? UPDATE: Tony Northrup told us in the comments, that the latest LR 8.0 beta supports the X-T3.
I am curious to see what you guys think, and I am sure the comment section will be very vivid :).
In 2016, the by far busiest booth was the one of Fujifilm, but, between me and you, the most beautiful one was without a doubt the one of Leica (don’t tell Fuji, but I’ve spend hours (!!!) there).
This year, Fujifilm won’t have such an easy game to play like in 2016. The competition is strong, and that’s good for us customers.
The biggest problem?
Well, on the same Photokina days, there is also worlds largest beer festival, the Oktoberfest in Munich (I’ve never been there). So I stand in front of tough decisions: Oktoberfest or Photokina? Life can be so cruel!!!
ThePixedCatcher wonders: is there a visible difference between the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T2 in terms of sharpness and dynamic range? He imported the JPEG images into Capture One and says (using XF23mmF1.4):
DR400 @ ISO800: noise similar. Details a little bit better on X-T3, but not huge difference
ISO200 and ISO800: no noticable difference in dynamic range
Conclusion: Video features and Autofocus are main advantages with X-T3 over X-T2
at very high ISO the X-T2 has more noise than X-T3, but the difference is not that much
The French youtube channel Les Guide Fujifilm by Damien Bernal compared the X-T2 and X-T3 during a Fuji event at very high ISO (12,800). The comparison is not really fair, since the X-T2 was shot at 1/1000s whereas the X-T3 at 1/1100s, but you can see the result minute 12:01 here. The difference is substantial, but again, take the test with a grain of salt.
Also williamchua is testing the Fujifilm X-T3. Apart from wonderful images he shared in his blog post here, he says that “high ISO noise control is better than the X-T2“.
CONCLUSIONS: Of course no conclusion can be taken, since only the RAW files will tell the truth. But if I should take one based on JPEG comparisons shared so far, I’d say there is no difference at lower ISO, but at very high ISO the X-T3 is better than the X-T2. But only RAW will tell the truth.