Fujifilm Digital Camera Range: Making Sense of the Line-Up, What Should be Dropped, What Should Stay… and Where is the X-H Line?

Fujifilm shared this Pyramid explaining their Current Camera Line-up
Fujifilm shared this Pyramid explaining their Current Camera Line-up

I already said it in my X-S10, Attack on Sony article: the Fujifilm X-S10 makes a whole lot of sense.

And yet, I do understand one of the critiques made to Fujifilm: their line-up is huge and potentially confusing.

There are indeed some lines, that in some occasions do not not differentiated themselves enough from each other.

But this is an issue Fujifilm realized and I feel that they are taking care of it, for example:

  • the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a unique machine, with a concept, so far nowhere to find
  • Fujifilm is aware that the the Fujifilm X-H2 must differentiate stronger from the X-T* line in order to continue to evolve separately

Fujifilm understands the problem and is finding ways to separate the lines better.

And yet… there are some lines that should be dropped, in my opinion.

Let’s take a look it at, by using an official Fujifilm media sheet that has been sent to me, which shows a pyramid with all Fujifilm X series cameras listed and ordered by Fujifilm itself.

The Red Zone

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IBIS Performance of X-S10, X-T4 and X-H1 on All Fujifilm X Mount lenses Compared

The Fujifilm X-S10 features a brand new IBIS unit.

  • it’s 30% smaller than then one on the Fujifilm X-T4
  • it’s half a stop less effective than the Fujifilm X-T4 IBIS (up to 6 stops instead of up to 6.5 stops)

You can see the IBIS unit of X-S10 side by side with the one of X-T4 and X-H1 in this article.

But which Fujinon X mount lens gets how much stabilization on the X-S10? Well, you can see the answer in the chart above.

Also, the IBIS data above gives you a side by side comparison between X-S10, X-T4 and X-H1.

To sum it quickly up:

  • 22 Fujinon lenses work best with X-T4
    XF10-24 MK I – XF10-24 MK II – XC15-45 – XC16-50 MK II – XF18-55 – XF14 – XF16/1.4 – XF16/2.8 – XF18 – XF23/1.4 – XF23/2 – XF27 – XF35/1.4 – XF35/2 – XC35/2 – XF50-140 – XF50/1 – XF50/2 – XF56 – XF56APD – XF60 – XF8-16
  • 7 Fujinon lenses work best with X-T4 and X-S10
    XF18-135 – XC50-230 – XF55-200 – XF100-400 – XF200 – XF90 – XF16-55
  • 2 Fujinon lenses work equally well on X-S10, X-T4 and X-H1
    XF80mmF2.8 – XF16-80

Remember: Fujifilm declared downsizing IBIS one of the top priorities. And so far it seems they are proceeding pretty fast.

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IBIS COMPARISON: Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-H1 vs X-T4 – Smarter Wiring, 30% Smaller Side by Side with Older IBIS Units

In the latest Fujifilm X Lab episode (which is in Japanese and you rely on a ridiculous automatic google translation that often does not make sense), Fujifilm engineers and managers talk about the Fujifilm X-S10.

They talk about the challenges of shrinking IBIS, how they changed the wiring to make it smaller and more power efficient and other things.

But what is most interesting for us, is that they showed the brand new IBIS units of the Fujifilm X-S10 side by side with the one of the Fujifilm X-H1 and Fujifilm X-S10.

As we have learned during the the launch event (which we shared in our huge X-S10 live blog), the IBIS unit on the X-S10 is about 30% smaller over the one on the X-T4.

And looking at the images below, you can really see how the X-S10 IBIS is clearly smaller than the X-T4 IBIS, not to talk of the X-H1 IBIS, which is the first IBIS Fujifilm ever created (well, that’s not technically not correct, but seriously, we don’t count this one, ok?).

It’s impressive how rapidly Fujifilm is proceeding with the miniaturization process of its IBIS, which is a declared top priority for Fujifilm.

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More Images + Video

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UPDATE: Fujifilm X-H1 / X-T3 Firmware Fixes Video Exposure Stepping

UPDATE: Fixed also on Fujifilm X-T3, according to more reports

Oh, I remember it all to well.

I was on a 2 weeks holiday with my wife in the South of Italy, when Fujifilm released a new firmware update for my Fujifilm X-T4.

Unhappy of the usual “fix of minor bugs” formula, I sacrificed a few hours of my relaxing holiday, and dedicated myself to find out, what had been fixed. Well, I noticed that Fujifilm secretly and quietly fixed the exposure stepping bug in video, and I immediacy told you about it in this article.

Now also 11 other X series cameras received a firmware update, but since I own “only” the X-T1, X-E3 and X-T4 I can’t really check what has been fixed on all cameras.

But luckily I am just a small part of the big FR community, and fellow FR-reader Unnamed for a reason contacted me, telling me that the exposure stepping seems to be fixed now also on his Fujifilm X-H1.

No more exposure stepping in either Auto ISO or Aperture priority. When setting the aperture to Auto, stepping still occurs in 1/3rd stops (which is also still the case with the X-T4).

On my personal X-E3, exposure stepping seems to be still present after the firmware update.

In addition to that, Unnamed for a reason says:

  • The wireless communication is much stronger and the camera can be paired at longer distances – Worked flawlessly standing 1-1.5 meters (3.2-4.9 feet) away from the camera.
  • There are new items in the flash menu. “MASTER SETTING” “CH SETTING”. I am certain these are meant to work in conjunction with the new Nissin rebranded Fujifilm EF-W1 commander unit and Fujifilm EF-60 flash. I attached a Godox XPRO-F and a TT685F unit to the camera, to see if they are compatible with the new functions, but as of now, these slots remain greyed out.

Thanks a lot for your feedback :)

Video Demo

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