Mirrorless Sports Shootout
Tony Northrup tries to answer this in his latest review, and here is what he concludes, from the best to the worst.
1) Sony A9 – WINNER
- 20 fps and with some lenses (such as the Sony GM 400mm F2.8) it can achieve 20 sharp images
- no blackout
- it’s very expenisve, so Tony would push people to Fujifilm X-T3, because it is so much cheaper and a great all around camera
2) Fujifilm X-T3 (with XF50-140) – 2nd PLACE
- Tony’s favorite camera to use overall
- 30 fps with no EVF blackout, but tacking tends to slow down to about 12 fps and only an average of 8.5 are in focus
- tacking side to side is only OK, like the Sony
- better than Sony A7III and A7rIII
- APS-C, less DOF and more noise. He says Fujifilm can fix both this by releasing fast lenses (such as the XF200mmF2, which is full frame equivalent 300/2.8 [I add also the XF33mmF1.0]
- amazing video camera
3) Sony A7R III
- Very close to A7III
- more megapixel allow you to crop more
- workable subject tracking, but not very reliable
4) Sony A7 III
- dual SD-card slot, but one is only USH-I, which does makes buffer slow
- whole camera locks up while writing to buffer
- 5.2 sharp images out of 8
- better selection of native glass than Canon EOS R and Nikon Z7
- 8fps on paper, but only 5 in focus on average
- Sony is not well known for good weather sealing
5) Nikon Z7
- effective 4 fps, but only 60% in focus, hence about same performance to Canon EOS R
- impracticable user interface
- stick with your D500 or D850, where AF works better
- single SD-card slot
6) Canon EOS R
- the worst
- only 2.5 shots in focus
- slow but accurate
- no jostick
- single card slot
- you can adapt lots of long Canon glass, but focus is not as fast as when used on DSLR
Check out the full video at Tony & Chelsea Northrup Youtube
Fujifilm GFX 100
I thought I am going to check this out in today’s article.
Just for fun, I did throw in the brand new Fujifilm GFX 50R in the comparison.
The size is about the same of the Nikon D5 and Canon 1Dx MK II, but consider that the Fujifilm GFX 100S has a 1.7x larger sensor in it as well as in body image stabilization (IBIS), and no course no mirror.
Seen from the top (images below), the Fujifilm GFX 100S much more protruding viewfinder makes it thicker overall. I remind you, that you can remove the viewfinder on the Fujifilm GFX 100S. Might be handy if you want to store it in the bag, since it makes the camera sensibly sleeker.
At the very bottom you can see the real life size comparison between the Fujifilm GFX 100S, GFX 50S and GFX 50R, that I made at during my stay at Photokina. You can see that, with battery grip attached, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is actually slightly bigger than the Fujifilm GFX 100 megapixel.
Fujifilm X-T3 Specs Comparison
BHphoto has now all the specs of the Fujifilm X-T3 in their system, so you can start to compare it to all other cameras.
Take a look at it… you could find out some interesting little things, like the fact that the Fujifilm X-T3 can work in condition between 14 to 104°F, whereas the other 3 cameras listed here go from 32 to 104°F.
To make your own comparison, simply search for “Fujifilm X-T3” and any other camera you want to compare, and then click on the little box “Add to compare”. You can compare up to 4 items.
Fujifilm X-T3 Size Comparison
Fujifilm in Times of Mirrorless Wars
With all the buzz around this new mirrorless war, and the tons of comments here on FujiRumors, I felt the need to launch one article to rule them all.
Hence, this will be the one article, where you can let your thoughts soar free, talk about the mirrorless war, vote polls, share thoughts and ideas.
Let it all out… we need that sometimes.