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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Nikon Z6 Focus Tracking Tests using Fringer Adapters and Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II

Fringer has shared a video, where he compares the performance of the Canon EF300mm f/2.8L II on the (pre-production) Fujifilm X-T4 and the Nikon Z6 using the Fringer smart autofocus adapter.

You can see the video down below.

The results:

  • Nikon Z6 at 9 fps: sharp images 20/25
  • Fujifilm X-T4 at 14 fps: sharp images 22/25

His overall conclusion:

  1. When adapting the Canon EF300mm f/2.8L II on the Fringer adapters, both cameras perform very well
  2. in stills mode, focus tracking is better on the Fujifilm X-T4. The X-T4 has a higher frame rate and also a higher accuracy (88% vs 80%)
  3. in movie mode both cameras track very well

You can get the Fringer EF-FX Pro II at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama.

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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Sony A7III vs Nikon Z6 IBIS and Video Quality Comparison by Max Yuryev

Max Yuryev compared the IBIS performance and video quality of the Fujifilm X-T4 with the one of the Nikon Z6 and Sony A7III.

Details:

  • Nikon looks very sharp, but it’s because adds more sharpening and contrast
  • Nikon and Sony have 24 MP and both oversample from 6K
  • Fujifilm X-T4 oversamples from 26MP, and detail looks the same of Sony and Nikon. Just less contrast a less sharpening
  • all three look identical
  • in 4K 60p is great on the X-T4
  • going down from 4K to 1080p, Fujifilm X-T4 seems to lose less detail compared to the other
  • in 1080 the Nikon is oversharpened a lot and has more aliasing
  • the Sony does not have much aliasing, but has the least amount of detail
  • in 1080p Fujifilm is the best
  • Get the Fujifilm X-T4 if you shoot 4K or 1080p

120/240 Slow Motion:

  • Sony has 19 mbps in 120fps
  • Nikon has 26 mbps in 120fps
  • Fuji has 40 mbps in 120fps and 20 mbps at 240 fps
  • A little bit of aliasing on Sony and Fuji, but way more on Nikon
  • in the really tiny sections you can see that the Fuji has more detail
  • Sony and Nikon are similar, but Nikon more aliasing
  • at 240fps the Fuji gets lots more aliasing and loses detail
  • at 240 fps X-T4 looks slightly worse than Sony and Nikon at 120 fps
  • and yet, the 240 fps X-T4 holds up pretty good compared to the 120 fps on Sony and Nikon. Good job Fuji

IBIS

  • Nikon IBIS does not look that good
  • Sony looks even worse, and “is known to suck when you are walking with your camera“.
  • Fuji X-T4 IBIS looks way better than Sony and Nikon IBIS
  • there is a little bit of warping in the corners on X-T4
  • once he turns on electronic image stabilization and IBIS Boost,  it gets even smoother. It’s not as good as a gimbal, but it’s getting closer. Still a bit of warping in the corners
  • if you stabilize the video in post, the X-T4 footage stabilizes very well, because you don’t have those huge jitters
  • the Nikon with stabilization in post, you see all the artifacting, because there is just too much jittery shake
  • Sony is even worse, you don’t want to stabilize it in post
  • also for vlogging the IBIS works best on X-T4
  • with boost IBIS, the X-T4 is the most tripod-alike, but you get a bit of micro jitter. The Nikon has more micro jitter. The Sony has almost no micro jitter

Max Yuryev says you should keep in mind the X-T4 is still pre-production.

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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.

Eye Autofocus Tested: Fujifilm is Worse vs Sony vs Canon vs Nikon… but…

Eye AF Comparison

Hidema shared a follow up to his this eye AF comparison between the following cameras:

In his original post, we critiqued the fact that he used the slower focusing XF 35mm f/1.4 lens.

So, Hidema listened, and, as spotted by our friends at CanonWatch, they now shared a follow up video, re-testing the eye AF.

But…

Hidema writes he used “all camera default settings, except eye-AF on“.

This would mean that high performance mode (or boost mode) was OFF, hence the slower autofocus.

Today I talked to Hidema, and he was not sure about boost mode. So he contacted the Fujifilm employee, who helped him to perform this test, and apparently he has been told that boost mode was ON.

One more, important, thing:

Fujifilm has just announced they will release two firmware updates in December and January for Fujifilm X-T3.

The new firmware will bring these 3 significant autofocus improvements, and I expect the results to improve significantly.

The Results

Hidema made 6 different tests.

For your convenience, I have extracted practical screenshots of the results fo the 6 different tests as well as the average results and the time the cameras needed to reacquire focus after the subject returned into the frame.

OVERALL RESULTS

  1. Sony – 95.27%
  2. Nikon – 87.66%
  3. Canon – 87.00%
  4. Fujifilm – 70.72%

For the full results one by one, check out the screenshots and the video below.

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