Fujifilm X-T3 Wins 2019 DPR Popularity Ranking, X-T30 is 4th, and Nobody Cares About DSLRs

 

Recently DPReview updated its buying guide for 2019, and decided that the 2018 Fujifilm X-T3 is simply still the best camera you can buy for under $1,500.

Now DPR looked as the most “clicked” cameras on their database in 2019.

For that information, we went to the raw data. What we’ve come up with is a list of the year’s ten most popular cameras (released at any time) based on product page views within 2019

Guess what? Yep, the Fujifilm X-T3 comes out on top!

DPR writes about the Fujifilm X-T3:

Now we know: the most popular camera among DPReview readers in 2019… wasn’t released in 2019. But there’s no doubt in our minds why the X-T3 continues to enjoy such popularity – it’s a really, really nice camera. As we said in our own review, it’s a camera that does both still photography and video exceptionally well, but maybe just as importantly it’s a camera that’s very enjoyable to use.

The camera that so many of you wanted to read more about is one that we’ve got a sweet spot for too, which suggests that Fujifilm understands its target audience: deeply nerdy photographers. We’ll raise our 70-200mm replica coffee mugs to that.

On the 4th position we find the Fujifilm X-T30:

Announced on Valentine’s Day (awww…) the X-T30 was well-positioned from the start to capture the hearts (awww…) and minds of the photography community. It brings much of what we all love about the X-T3 into a cheaper, lighter body. Plain and simple, it’s a lot of camera for under $900, and our readership clearly saw a lot to like in it too.

Here are the top 10:

  1. Fujifilm X-T3
  2. Sony a6400
  3. Sony a7 III
  4. Fujifilm X-T30
  5. Canon EOS RP
  6. Sony a6000
  7. Nikon Z6
  8. Canon EOS M50
  9. Nikon D850
  10. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

The top 4 are Sony and Fujifilm, with the X-T3 on top. Astonishing 6th position for the 2014 Sony A6000. The interest in DSLR is basically dead, with only 1 camera making the ranking, the Nikon D850.

You can read the full article at dpreview.

DPRTV 2020 Camera Companies Resolutions: Fujifilm Should Merge X-T and X-H Line and Sony Steal Fujifilm Colors

2020 Camera Resolutions

DPReviewTV has published their 2020 resolutions for every camera company, of course including Fujifilm.

Regarding Fujifilm, they say:

When asked if Fujifilm should merge X-T and X-H line, most of you guys voted you prefer to keep both lines well separated, and I believe that would make sense, for the reasons I explained in this article.

What I believe would make sense, though, is to give us a Fujifilm X-T4 with IBIS and maybe a bigger battery. Do that, and you’ll make tons of Fujifilm shooters happy.

I am not sure about the Fujifilm X-A7 flippy screen, though, as this would make it tilt in the wrong direction, when shooting portraits. Maybe that’s more something for the Fujifilm X-H2.

Neopan 400 is a much loved film, as you can see from these customer reviews. So make it happen, Fuji!

As recently measured, Fujifilm has currenty the worse face/eye AF. But I would not worry about that too much. A major improvement is coming via firmware, soon.

You can see the full video above, where, among the others, the recommend Sony to steal Fujifilm colors ;).

Don’t forget also…

Canon Shooter Thomas Heaton Got a Fujifilm X-T3 for his Trip to Nepal and Here is What he says

Popular youtube photographer Thomas Heaton is a Canon 5D MK IV shooter and hardcore Lightroom user.

And yet, it happens that he was attracted by the Fujifilm system, because:

I have purchased a new Fujifilm XT3 and I am changing the way I make videos and take photographs when hiking. My camera gear was always too heavy and in this video I test out a lightweight photography set up which should help me when putting in those long miles.

So he got himself a Fujifilm X-T3 and brought it with him on his trip to Nepal. How did it perform?

  • prior to the start, he had concerns with battery life, weather sealing, reliability…. turns out the X-T3 worked absolutely flawless!
  • batteries not even an issue. He filmed and photographed for a whole day with 1 battery
  • he hiked on very dusty mountains roads, also with non weather sealed lenses, but he never found dust on his sensor, even if he changed lenses on the field
  • however, the non weather sealed lenses got dust inside the lens elements, but that’s “kind of to be expected, but it never affected the images
  • very cold temperatures, but no problem, flawless. He is impressed
  • it’s the hardest trip he has ever done. Everything is a challenge. Also photography was very challenging

And now to the post processing part.

Thomas is an Adobe aficionado, and the last thing he wants, is to spend money and time on another software. However, upon recommendation, he downloaded a free Capture One trial.

And just as many of us, he experience his little wtf moment ;).

In fact, his landscape images look so much better in Capture One (he says about 30% better compared to Lightroom), and his Fujifilm APS-C files ended up looking like his Canon full frame files!

  • He downloaded Capture One to get better results
  • a photo he took of a monkey, he likes the results in LR more
  • then he compares a landscape image in LR and C1, and while he was slightly disappointed with the LR images, he starts laughing when he sees the C1 image and says “the image in Capture One is fantastic
  • images in Capture One are cleaner, sharper, and they look like better files… it looks like a Canon 5D MK IV file!
  • he is not paid by Capture One, he actually does not want to use Capture One, but it just looks so much better. He does not want to purchase Capture One, but he might to have to.

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Fujifilm X-T3 New Features Guide for Firmware 3.10 Released

Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm has just released several firmware updates, including firmware 3.10 for Fujifilm X-T3.

With the new firmware, Fujifilm also released the new features guide for Fujifilm X-T3. At the beginning it was available only in Japanese, but now you can get in English here as well as other languages.

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Fujifilm Releases Firmware Updates for X-T3, X-Pro3, X-T100, X-A7, X-A5, XF10, XP140

Firmware Updates

Fujifilm has just released firmware updates for several cameras, including the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-Pro3. Full list below.

NOTE: At the moment the new firmware is only available at the Japanese Fujifilm site (you can install that one), but it should be available soon also at the English one. I will remove the “coming soon” note for the English links once it’s available for download. Available now!

Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.10download here

New Features Guide

  1. Gimbal / Drone support (*)
    This firmware adds the following function to complement the current support for still image shooting via USB communications:
    ・Starting and ending video recording
    ・Adjusting exposure settings (exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for video recording
    ・Making manual focus adjustments for video recording
    *This is the function via USB communication. About supported gimbals and drones, refer to support information not only on our website but also manufacturers’ websites.
    2.Fix of minor bugs.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 firmware 1.01download here

  1. The phenomenon is fixed that a line noise can appear on the right end of a recorded image in continuous shooting with ES (Electronic Shutter).

Fujifilm X-T100 firmware 2.01download here

  1. When using an external flash, an image can be recorded with a selected color temperature.
  2. The phenomenon is fixed that a display of the focused AF area is shifted when enlarging a recorded image by the touch zoom function.
  3. The phenomenon is fixed that images are not recorded in the selected step of AE bracketing under a specific shooting condition.
  4. Fix of slight defects.

Fujifilm X-A7 firmware 1.02download here

  1. Battery level” is displayed as a default setting.
  2. Fix of minor bugs.

Fujifilm X-A5 firmware 2.01download here

  1. When using an external flash, an image can be recorded with a selected color temperature.
  2. The phenomenon is fixed that a display of the focused AF area is shifted when enlarging a recorded image by the touch zoom function.
  3. The phenomenon is fixed that images are not recorded in the selected step of AE bracketing under a specific shooting condition.
  4. Fix of minor bugs.

Fujifilm XF10 firmware 1.11download here

  1. The phenomenon is fixed that a display of the focused AF area is shifted when enlarging a recorded image by the touch zoom function.
  2. The phenomenon is fixed that images are not recorded in the selected step of AE bracketing under a specific shooting condition.
  3. Fix of minor bugs.

Finepix Xp140 firmware 1.02 – download here

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