Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z6, Canon EOS R and Sony A9 Soon Outdated Eye-Autofocus Comparison

Eye AF Comparison

Here is an Eye-AF comparison video between the Fujifilm X-T3, Nikon Z6, Canon EOS R and Sony A9.

It looks like they used the slower Fujinon XF35mm f/1.4 for this test, and it is also kind of pointless to discuss the Fujifilm X-T3 eye-AF at this stage, since a major improvement is coming via firmware in April, and the first reports are very promising.

So, in a few weeks, this test will already be obsolete and outdated, and we hope they will repeat the test again.

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Eye AF Compared: Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony a6400 vs Sony a9 vs Sony a6500 vs Sony a7R III by Tony Northrup

Fuji vs Sony

It looks like Sony raised the bar once again, when it comes to eye-AF and AF-tracking.

Tony Northrup compared the eye-AF of the brand new Sony A6400, with the one of the Fujifilm X-T3, Sony A6500, Sony A9 and Sony A7rIII. He moved very harshly and pushed the magic eye-AF algorithms of the different cameras to their limits. Here are his results.

  • Fujifilm X-T3 – 24% in focus
  • Sony a6500 – 37% in focus
  • Sony a7RIII – 60% in focus
  • Sony a6400 – 98% in focus
  • Sony a9 – 100% in focus

Sony’s eye-AF also works from more distance to the subject than Fuji’s.

So, Fuji, time to work on the next Kaizen firmware update to catch up ;) .

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MIRRORLESS WARS Part 2: Fujifilm vs Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic by Tony Northrup

Mirrorless Wars

Back in August, Tony and Chelsea Northrup have posted their thoughts about the so-called mirrorless war, where they basically predicted success for full frame, and said Fujifilm will remain a niche product, because it’s only APS-C and they don’t have super fast glass to match full frame DOF. You can see the summary of the video here.

Did the release of the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm GFX 50R made them more optimistic about Fujifilm’s future?

And did the Nikon Z7, Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS R keep up with the hype and hopes? And what about the Panasonic S1 and S1R?

Here some key points:

SONY

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Mirrorless Sports Shootout: Tony Northrup Compares Fujifilm X-T3, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7, Sony A7III, Sony A7RIII, Sony A9

Mirrorless Sports Shootout

Which one is the best mirrorless camera for sports between the Fujifilm X-T3, Canon EOS R, Nikon Z7, Sony A7 III, Sony A7R III and Sony A9?

Tony Northrup tries to answer this in his latest review, and here is what he concludes, from the best to the worst.

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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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

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Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

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POLL: What Should Fujifilm Do Against Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic and Olympus?

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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.

Let’s start:

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