IBIS (in body image stabilization) Coming to Future Fujifilm X Cameras – Trusted Source

Fujifilm X Cameras with IBIS

Fujifilm X Cameras with IBIS

What Fujifilm Managers Say

I know what you think: “But didn’t a Fujifilm manager tell us in this interview, that IBIS is not compatible with Fujifilm X-mount?”

Yep, that’s true. The manager said:

“Our XF mount is not compatible with IBIS […] the amount of light at the corners is reduced when the sensor is shifted. We could correct it digitally, but we don’t want to do it: we don’t want to compromise our image quality.”

But, well…. today I will tell you a different story…

What Trusted Source Says

The rumor is as simple as that: Fujifilm is right now working to bring IBIS to future X-mount cameras.

The Market Wants IBIS (in body image stabilization)

Just like “weather sealing”, also “IBIS” is becoming more and more important for photographers. Fujifilm’s main mirrorless competitors (Sony, Panasonic, Olympus) all offer IBIS… and it has become a strong selling point!

Now, personally, features like “weather sealing” and “IBIS” are not primary reasons for me to get a camera or not. More important, for me, are lens line-up and ergonomics for example.

But I understand that IBIS can be indeed a very handy tool, especially if you use a lot of old adapted glass and shoot video with OIS-less glass.

So if you ask me, then yes, it’s a good move for Fujifilm to offer IBIS in future.

But Fujifilm has to give us good IBIS that deals very well with the shortcomings the Fujifilm manager mentioned here… and every camera manufacturer is actually dealing the same issues.

NOTE: Canon and Nikon say IBIS works not as good as Lens Stabilization – Read more here.

How Reliable is this News Rumor?

This rumor comes from a trusted source. This is why I personally take no grain of salt at all. I’m 100% sure that these are Fujifilm’s (current) plans.

I also know that Fujifilm can change plans anytime, but I have the feeling that this won’t happen this time.

IBIS will come… and actually, this Fujifilm camera already has IBIS ;)

The Calm before the Storm…

I have the feeling that great times could be ahead of us… and summer holidays or not, I will invest all my best (and my time) to keep you guys up to date with everything. So stay tuned on FujiRumors via Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter.

have a GREAT start in your week,

The Top Ten Things to Know about Fujifilm Instax Film – by Robert Hamm

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The Top Ten things to Know about Fujifilm Instax Film by Robert Hamm

A few months ago, my brother came to visit. It was a special time because I had not seen him in so long. He was also brought his three boys. Adding my two “little men” and myself to the party, our total soon grew to seven. Boy, were we rolling deep!

Humor aside, I wanted something special to document the occasion. Going out on a limb, I chose to photograph most his trip on the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 as well as Instax Mini film. I had to buy the system since I didn’t own the camera or the film. Thank goodness for price matchinI.

I did not know how capable the film and camera would turn out to be. After over 800 images, and a lot of research, here are the TOP Ten things I have learned:

#1: What Is Instax?

Fujifilm describes their Instax film as “…an ISO 800 credit-card-size integral daylight color film designed for use with Fujifilm Instax mini cameras. This glossy film yields superb results under both daylight and electronic flash conditions. Though small, its improved picture quality and greater ease of use make it ideal for snapshots and portraits. Furthermore, it’s easy to-file-and-carry size makes it an excellent choice for documentary or archival purposes, as well as a wide variety of other applications.”

#2: Who is it for?

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Japanese Government Wants FUJIFILM to “Help” the Suffering NIKON Company – says Japanese Report

Notes

NOTE 1: This is not a FujiRumors rumor, nor have I any information about it. I just report what a huge Japanese blog shared that reports a serious Japanese Magazine.
NOTE 2: Just want to make sure you read Note 1 :)

Nikon’s Struggles

As you all know, Nikon recently reported “extraordinary losses“. Their camera division seems to be in serious trouble. From Nikon’s own report:

Despite the continuous boom in sales of FPD Lithography Systems […], consolidated operating income as a whole is expected to fall below the previous forecast, impacted by the sluggish and shrinking markets of digital cameras in the Imaging Products Business […]”

Recently Nikon announced they will cut 10% of its Japanese workforce (read here) and they completely dropped the entire (and already announced) DL line (read here). Moreoever, in some countries (like USA and Germany) Sony has surpassed Nikon in the full frame market (read here).

Fujifilm to “Help” Nikon?

The news?

Well, if I get the google translated version right, the Japanese blog hatenablog says here that Fujifilm is one of the companies that could possibly “help” Nikon. The blogger read this information at the reputable Sentaku magazine (check out the follow up article here) – NOTE: in the google translated version, “Sentaku” becomes “Selection”.

The report also says that the Japanese government is directly involved in finding a company that can help Nikon. But why should they? We can only speculate, but the Japanese government might be worried that Chinese, Korean, or Taiwanese companies will start investing into Nikon, but they much prefer a domestic company (possibly Fujifilm) to do that.

What does all this mean?

Now, if true, this does not necessarily mean that Fujifilm would entirely buy Nikon. I believe it’s more likely that Fujifilm would get a certain % of stake in the Nikon company, just like Sony did with the ailing Olympus company a few years ago.

Of course Fujifilm would not make such an investment without any kind of return. It’s up to you in the comments, to share ideas, what Fujifilm could gain from a cooperation with Nikon. For example… could some Nikon factories manufacture Fuji gear in future?

If any Japanese reader can make a better translation, feel free to share it with fujirumor@gmail.com or in the comments down below.

TRANSLATED BY A FR-READER

June edition of Sentaku suggests Fujifilm may help bail out Nikon

Sentaku concluded an article about Nikon in its April edition with speculation that the company could either be acquired or could turn into another Toshiba. It has followed up in its June edition by claiming that the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and METI could step in to broker an arrangement with Fujifilm rather than let Nikon be taken over by a Chinese, Korean, or Taiwanese firm.

It would be ironic if a film company ended up bailing out a digital camera firm, but Fujifilm has offered plenty of surprises over the ups and downs of the past twenty years. It has recently enjoyed a quiet revival of its Utsurun-desu disposable cameras (known as QuickSnap outside Japan). That was the last great product of Fujifilm’s silver halide days. The company has managed to remain a pioneer through the past three decades, as the camera market has evolved from silver halide film to disposables, then digital cameras and now smartphones.

Even if Fujifilm does end up buying Nikon, I doubt anything much will change: mirrorless and SLRs are different beasts, suggesting the two companies’ brands would continue to operate in parallel.

Realistically, the main aim of any integration of the two companies would presumably be to bring the two brands together into the same sales channels.

GOOGLE TRANSLATED

According to the ” Selection “ [NOTE: Google translated for SENTAKU – Magazine] June issue (selective publication), Nikon was written ” Selection ” April issue (Selective Publication) “Will it be acquired or” Toshiba “? It seems that Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry are intermediating and are trying to attract them to Fujifilm.

It is surprising again that the composition of “a film shop rescues a digital camera shop” is interesting, but also the vicissitudes of the past 20 years have been on the rise. Speaking of Fujifilm , recently ” Funkunen ” seems to be a secret boom, in fact it is a product in the late silver-halide camera era. The transition of ” silver salt camera → disposable camera → digital camera → smart camera” has passed through in 30 years.

If Fujifilm bought Nikon, I thought that Millerless Single Eye was originally different from the standard and that the camera division remained a separate brand, especially whether nothing would change, Bonjari.

However, in reality, even if business integration is done, the main focus will be at least not in line with camera shops.

Nikon to Fujifilm X-T2 Switchers Guide

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Switching systems is a big step no matter how well you know photography. Reviews do a good job of explaining how good the camera is, but they aren’t very good at explaining the learning curve which may or may not be painful coming from one system to another.

For Nikon switchers, I’ve tried to cover the differences in article. It’s written primarily coming from a full frame Nikon (or the D750 in my case) so it may not be applicable to all Nikon’s. It’s a little long but hopefully I’ve covered it in enough detail to keep everyone happy.

What this article is not:

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Which Fujifilm Camera Should You Buy – FREE 140 Pages Fujifilm Buying Guide (3rd Edition)

Fujifilm Buying Guide

So, which Fujifilm X or G series camera should you buy?

Fujifilm Australia wants to help us to make this decision, and has just update its comprehensive Fujifilm Buying Guide, which is now in it’s 3rd edition and 140 pages strong.

If you are interested in the FUJIFILM range but don’t know where to start due to the overwhelming amount of equipment, then this ebook is for you.

Sadly the chapter “Fujifilm X-E3” is still missing ;)

You can download the PDF here or go to Fujifilm Australia Website for download.