Fujifilm X-T4 and X-H2 Leaked Details: Would it Be Madness to Merge both Lines? – VOTE POLL

Fujifilm Madness?

Would it be madness?

Take Fujifilm’s most successful camera line, the X-T1, X-T2 and X-T3, which remained intact in form and function for 6 years now, and annoy all Fujifilm X-T line lovers, by changing it.

Why do I say this?

Well, because if Fujifilm was to cancel the X-H line (as rumored by our forum member Jason here), this is what would happen, in an attempt to merge both lines into one.

Fujifilm would need an X-T4 with bigger grip (as the leaked specs would suggest), for better handling and operation with long lenses. So the sleek design of the current X-T line would have to make space to a more bulky grip.

And then there are the dials. Fujifilm X-T shooters love dials, so forget about the top LCD screen, but keep the exposure compensation dial.

The result?

A hybid camera, that would make both unhappy, X-T and X-H lovers.

Seen from this perspective, Fujifilm needs both camera lines, as this gives them design freedom.

  • X-T line – don’t change what is so successful
  • X-H line – more design freedom

This is why Fujifilm managers officially said that the Fujifilm X-H line will continue to evolve. It just needs time, as FujiRumors reported here.

Fujifilm Wisdom?

Or maybe Fujifilm would demonstrate wisdom by canceling one line, as they will never really be able to make them coexist?

Having two lines on the higher end just creates confusion.

Better bet on one horse, and send it out to battle against Sony, Canon and Nikon.

What should Fujifilm do with X-T and X-H line?

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Fujifilm X-T4 Rumors Surfaced – REPORT

Fujifilm X-T4 – SPECS

Over at our wonderful Fujifilm X-T facebook group, Jason claims to have talked to a reliable contact at Fujifilm, and it told him here regarding the Fujifilm X-T4.

  • X-T4 with IBIS
  • expect a T4 about 1/3 of an inch thicker, and about 5-6oz heavier
  • On a good note expect 6k60 and 10bit internal
  • anamorphic ratio
  • fully articulating flippy…essentially an S1H but APSc with Fuji color and obviously much smaller
  • release end of 2020

I don’t know if this is correct. Surely IBIS sounds plausile, as Fujifilm managers repeatedly said, that they work on making the IBIS unit smaller, so that they can fit it into other (not X-H) X series cameras

Where I disagree, though, is Jason’s report that the Fujifilm X-H2 will never come. To my knowledge, the X-H2 will come!

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Eye Autofocus Tested: Fujifilm is Worse vs Sony vs Canon vs Nikon… but…

Eye AF Comparison

Hidema shared a follow up to his this eye AF comparison between the following cameras:

In his original post, we critiqued the fact that he used the slower focusing XF 35mm f/1.4 lens.

So, Hidema listened, and, as spotted by our friends at CanonWatch, they now shared a follow up video, re-testing the eye AF.

But…

Hidema writes he used “all camera default settings, except eye-AF on“.

This would mean that high performance mode (or boost mode) was OFF, hence the slower autofocus.

Today I talked to Hidema, and he was not sure about boost mode. So he contacted the Fujifilm employee, who helped him to perform this test, and apparently he has been told that boost mode was ON.

One more, important, thing:

Fujifilm has just announced they will release two firmware updates in December and January for Fujifilm X-T3.

The new firmware will bring these 3 significant autofocus improvements, and I expect the results to improve significantly.

The Results

Hidema made 6 different tests.

For your convenience, I have extracted practical screenshots of the results fo the 6 different tests as well as the average results and the time the cameras needed to reacquire focus after the subject returned into the frame.

OVERALL RESULTS

  1. Sony – 95.27%
  2. Nikon – 87.66%
  3. Canon – 87.00%
  4. Fujifilm – 70.72%

For the full results one by one, check out the screenshots and the video below.

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Fujifilm X-T2 Marked as Discontinued – Farewell to Fujifilm’s Best Seller!

Fujifilm X-T2

The Fujifilm X-T2 is now marked as discontinued at BHphoto here and also at Adorama.

You can still find it in other stores, for example the silver version is still available at Focuscamera, but the inevitable is happening: as the X-T2 is no longer in production, the stock is now clearing out.

So we have to say goodby, to one of Fujifilm’s most legendary and important digital cameras, the Fujifilm X-T2.

Some of you might remember, how the New York Times reported here that Fujifilm sold only 700,000 cameras in the first 2 years of its existence.

X100, X-Pro1, X-E1, X10 and other cameras could never really go mainstream.

However, things changed starting from January 2014, with the Fujifilm X-T1. It was a big hit, and the Fujifilm X-T2 even topped its sales, becoming Fuji’s most successful X series camera ever.

The X-T line is what keeps the X series alive, and currently the Fujifilm X-T3 is going even better than any of its predecessors.

So, ode to the glorious Fujifilm X-T2. May the success of this line continue for many more years to come.

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