Fujifilm X-T3: New Features Guide for Firmware 3.00

Fujifilm X-T3 New Features Guide

If I should judge from the amount of emails I have received in the last days, I’d say that you guys were more impatiently waiting for Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.00 rather than for Game of Thrones season 8 ;).

I promised you I will be ready to inform you 0.01 seconds after the firmware is published, and so I did.

And as usual, when a major firmware is released, Fujifilm has to update its Owners manual. So download now the Fujifilm X-T3: New Features Guide for Firmware 3.00 (PDF).

Some already asked for animal eye tracking, which is offered by Sony. Well, I remind you that this forgotten Fujifilm digital camera offered pet detection almost 10 years ago, so let’s hope Fujifilm will bring it to the Fujifilm X and GFX series, too.

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Fujifilm Manager: “APS-C Limit is Not 26 Megapixel. Fujifilm GFX100 will Amaze You. AI Within 3 Years. Shooting Style Over Specs”

Pixel Village, who recently gave us some insights from the Fujifilm factory in Japan, now published their interview with Fujifilm manager Toshihisa Iida, Jun Watanabe and Keitaro So.

It’s a 33 minutes long video that I have summed up below for those of you, who are in a hurry right now.

Style vs Specs

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Fujifilm Manager: “Full Frame? Users Want Choice, and We Chose APS-C and MF. Smaller IBIS Needed”

Fujifilm Manager Interview

Just yesterday DPReview published their Fujifilm CP+ interview, with lots of interesting topics to discuss. Make sure to check it out here (including the hundreds of comments).

Now the Thai youtube channel กล้องกล้วยกล้วย interviewed Fujifilm manager Mr. Makoto Oishi.

It’s a 49 minutes interview in Thai and constantly translated into English. Too cumbersome and no time? Don’t worry, it’s all summed up down below for you :)

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DPReview Fujifilm Managers Interview: “No Need to Open X Mount, AI and Global Shutter are the Future, GFX100 Within End of June”

DPReview interviewed Toshi Iida, Makoto Oishi and Shin Udono. Here are the main points (full interview at dpreview here):

Medium Format

  • Full Frame and Medium Format will coexist
  • GFX 50R sales look very promising
  • FF is 1/3 of market in terms of value, slightly growing
  • MF was 1%, but doubled after GFX introduction
  • 70% of MF buyers were coming from other brands, mainly DSLR, and the GFX is their additional system
  • 20% of GFX users are professionals, 80% non-professionals (especially GFX 50R users)
  • Fujifilm wants to increase professional base, also thanks to Capture One support and with future GFX 100
  • Fujifilm GFX 100 should show the potential of medium format
  • FF can reach 70-80 Megapixel
  • GFX lenses designed for 100MP resolution
  • Fujifilm GFX100 will be available before the end of June
  • Fujifilm GFX100 target is commercial photographers, fashion, landscapes, but also more general purpos
  • GFX 100 will shoot at 16bit RAW. Benefit noticeable mostly at low ISO and deep shadow detail. 4 times the amount of data, 14 bit lets you shoot faster, which is appropriate for APS-C

APS-C vs Full Frame

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DPReviewTV Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 Quick Review and Compared to XF 16mm f/1.4

Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8

Chris and Jordan from DPReviewTV published their quick review about the Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16mm f/2.8 WR (video above – entirely shot on Fujifilm X-T3).

Here are their findings:

  • perfect lens for street photography
  • compact and affordable
  • XF 16mm f/1.4 is sharper, but way bigger and heavier
  • XF 16mm f/2.8 pretty decent at f/2.8 and sharper in corners at f/4
  • very quick AF and also smooth for video
  • beautiful bokeh throughout the aperture range
  • at the price point, as to expect, a bit of chromatic aberration and distortion
  • fun, affordable and compact
  • great price point
  • Fuji gives us amazing choice when it comes to APS-C lens selection

Also, check out:

  • billfortney – 16mm f/1.4 vs 16mm f/2.8 showdown
  • fujirumors.com – Should you Get the Fujinon XF 16mm F2.8 or XF 16mm F1.4? – POLL and Comparison

Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8 WR: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS, FocusCamera
Fujinon XF 16mmF1.4 WR (save $250): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
Fujifilm X-T3 body (save up to $200): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera