FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) plans to release free firmware update for the “FUJIFILM X-T3” (X-T3) on October 28, 2020.
The update will improve the autofocusing performance of the X-T3 to the same level as the “FUJIFILM X-T4” (X-T4). This firmware will boost the AF speed, the camera’s AF tracking performance and the Face / Eye AF. In addition, the size of the AF area can now be adjusted during video recording. The update will bring new life to the X-T3, adding greater speed to make a great camera even better.
Down below you’ll find all the details officially shared by Fujifilm.
The main course of the meal is improved support for the Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 R WR. for “enhanced AF speed and enabling Color Shading Correction to mitigate subtle color casts when images are made at the lens’ maximum F1.0 aperture“.
Overall the review is not really that positive, as the new Canon R5 and R6 have some serious limitations, and show one more time that putting stuff into cameras just to decorate the specs sheet, but then making them unusable in real life use, is not a smart way to deal with customers, and this might backfire terribly.
But hey, we Fuji shooters have already a lot of stuff to worry and struggle with in our own little photography X/GFX space, that we won’t talk about the issues with the Canon EOS R5 and R6 here.
But one thing I’d like to mention it.
At minute 6:09, Gerald shares the results of his video dynamic range testings, and he says that the APS-C Fujifilm cameras (such as X-T3 and X-T4) beat the full frame Canon EOS R5 and R6 in this area.
Also, as said in another video shared down below, the Fujifilm X-T4 exhibits less flickering at higher shutter speeds compared to the Canon EOS R5. Also in this video, they confirm the Fujifilm X-T4 is winning in terms of video dynamic range. Since the Canon R5 costs 3 times a Fuji body, he would have hoped for better results.
Not bad for the little (and much more affordable) Fuji’s ;).
So, that’s the little good Fuji news. Now back to complaining about the lack of X-T3 firmware and Co. ;)