The Evolution of Fujifilm Colors from X-Pro1 to Fujifilm X-T3 and Why DPReview RAW Lab Tests Don’t Show Fujifilm Colors

Fujifilm Colors

I am one of the few on this wonderful globe, to have had the privileged to own and shoot with all X-Trans cameras (except the X-Trans 4, until now).

And when in these days I read that the colors on X-Trans 4 might be slightly different from those on X-Trans 3, this does not surprise me at all.

In fact, Fujifilm has always slighlty fine-tuned and changed colors with every Fujifilm X-Trans/processor generation. And they even say it openly here, that they change colors trying to reach “the ideal vision” or “the ideal color reproduction” by taking advantage of new technologies (new sensors/processor).

It’s all about improving Fujifilm colors/film simulations, mostly based on customer feedback.

For example, when people complained that red colors with X-TransII in Velvia are too strong and lose texture too quickly, Fujifilm desaturated the reds a bit with X-Trans III.

So, there is nothing like “THE Fujifilm colors“.

Fujifilm colors change with every new sensor and processor generation. Then it’s up to you to see if they changed for the better or for the worst.

The Problem With DPReview Lab Test

The problem with DPReview lab test is that their Fujifilm X-Trans RAW samples we pixel peeped yesterday don’t show you the Fujifilm colors.

Why?

Because RAW file colors depend on the RAW converter you use (and in case of the X-T3 it’s even just a beta support). And as far as I know, RAWs don’t really have “colors”, but “luminance”. Colors are created during the demosaicing (correct me if I am wrong).

To get the closest results to “real” Fujifilm colors in Lightroom, you would have to apply to the RAW file one of the Fujifilm film simulations presets in Lightroom (Astia for example is great if you want the best skin tones), and then continue to edit your image from there… if there is any need for editing at all, given how amazing Fujifilm film simulations are ;).

Of course, the film simulation profiles in Adobe Lightroom do not match 100% the “in camera” film simulations (or “in X RAW STUDIO”), but they are Adobe’s attempt to get as close as possible to Fujifilm colors, which is already much better than their standard stuff ;) .

So when yesterday some of you compared the RAW file colors, just know that these are not really the “Fuji colors”.

Down below you will find the results of RAW and JPEG from X-Trans I to X-Trans IV, as you find them on DPReview.

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DPReview adds Fujifilm X-T3 to their Studio Lab Test Comparison

Fujifilm X-T3

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 :).

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Fujifilm X-T3 vs. X-T2 JPEG Dynamic Range and ISO Performance Compared

Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-T2 JPEG comparison

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):

UPDATE: Follow up video here.

  • DR100 @ ISO200: no difference in sharpness
  • 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“.

Make sure to check back our previous article about the JPEG X-T3 vs X-T2 high ISO comparison here and we have an X-T3 ISO 8000 sample by DPReview, which we shared and commented here.

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.

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Meike Vertical Battery Grip for Fujifilm X-T2 at Amazon

Meike Vertical Grip for Fujifilm X-T2

We already told you back in July about the Meike vertical grip for Fujifilm X-T2.

Well, the MEIKE MK-XT2 Pro Professional Battery Grip is now listed at some Amazon stores.

If you are interested, make sure to check out AmazonUS, AmazonUK, AmazonDE to see when they finally start taking orders (currently not listed or listed as “unavailable”).

It is available at the Chinese store fengniao.

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Fujifilm X-T3 Vs. X-T2 High ISO Jpeg Comparison, Canon and Nikon Take a Hit, X-Trans 3 Vs X-Trans 4 Pixel Comparison & More

Fujifilm X-T3 Roundup

If the Canon EOS R and Nikon Z series earned quite some flack on the internet, quite the opposite is true for the Fujifilm X-T3, and even guys, who used to cirtique Fujifilm quite hard and never recommended to buy Fujifilm like Gerald (link below), now say that with the X-T3 changed everything. He has one for testing, and is evidently blown away.

This camera has one equation that simply fits: it’s great value for money! So let’s check out the next bunch of X-T3 first looks.

We already shared a dedicated X-T3 eye/face detection article earlier today. Now let’s see what else we can learn about the Fujifilm X-T3.

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X-T3 Review (Pixel Peeping Vs. X-T2 included)

Bjorn as published a 2 part review of the Fujifilm X-T3 (part 1part 2). The review also includes a high ISO comparison between the X-T2 and X-T3. JPEG only, since nobody supports the RAW files yet. So we are definitely far from being able to take any conclusions, but it’s interesting to see anyway.

Bjorn writes:

I must admit that I was expecting a larger difference between the two cameras when it comes to high ISO performance, especially since it is using the new Backside illuminated sensor (BSI). Realistically, there is about a one stop advantage for the X-T3 compared to the X-T2. I have no problem shooting at ISO 6400 and will bump it up to 12800 if needed. Compared to the X-T1 the difference is more pronounced and is closer to two stops better low light performance. For a cropped sensor camera, this is well within the ballpark.”

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Canon and Nikon Take a Hit

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