Fujifilm X-A7 Beats Fujifilm X-T3 Face/Eye Autofocus, but Firmware Update for X-T3 / X-T30 is Coming

Earlier today Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm X-A7, actually a very nice and capable camera. You can see the full X-A7 launch coverage here.

Among the others, the Fujifilm X-A7 comes with an improved face and eye detection autofocus, that, according to information Maarten Heilbron has received from Fujifilm, is better than the one on the Fujifilm X-T3 and Fujifilm X-T30.

This is confirmed also by DPR, who said (also shared in our live blog):

Fujifilm has hinted that new AF algorithms will allow the X-A7 to perform as well or better than the X-T30/X-T3.

The good news:

As Maarten Heilbron disclosed in his Fujifilm X-A7 video shared in our live blogging, Fujifilm told him they will release a firmware update to bring the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 eye/face AF on par with the Fujifilm X-A7.

Now, today Fujifilm also released a firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T3 (ver.3.01 here), but this just fixes a bug, and is NOT the firmware update Maarten is talking about.

FujiRumors already rumored, that Kaizen firmware updates are in the work and ready to be disclosed soon. They might bring AF improvements, as Maarten says, but also other new features, like the “live light trail“, also already available on the X-A7, and of course you can see this feature in action at our X-A7 live blog.

I know that’s a lot of information for our fellow American readers, who just woke up and suddenly have to digest all this info, so make sure to check back our previous articles.

  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm X-A7 live blogging – New features, first looks and press release
  • fujirumors.com – Fujifilm X-T3 firmware 3.01 released

And of course, do not forget to:

Vote Your Top Value for Money Fujifilm X MILC Cameras

Top Value for Money Fuji X?

I get lots, really lots of emails every month, from people asking me which Fujifilm camera they should buy.

This is a hard question for me to answer, since it is such a very subjective matter.

It’s not only a matter of price and specs, but, especially in the Fujifilm world, also of ergonomics, since Fuji offers so many different styled cameras, that from one side we are blessed with ergonomic choices, but on the other side it makes the choice more difficult as for example in the Sony world, where you get one camera body, that’s it, take it or leave it.

So what I do, is that I can give a general answer on what I consider the best value for money option in the Fujifilm world.

At the time of this post, I usually recommend the Fujifilm X-H1, especially now, where it can be purchased for $999 only with vertical grip and two spare batteries, and you even save more if bundled with the lenses below:

But I wanted to hear what you guys think is the best value for money camera.

In future, when somebody asks me about, I will just link to this article, and say “this is what thousands of Fujifilm shooters think is the best value for money Fuji camera“.

I will keep the fixed lens cameras out of the competition, and I will only list the most modern camera of each camera line.

REMEMBER: it’s NOT a survey about your favorite camera, but a survey about the best value for money camera.

Ready?

Then vote down below.

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JJC Releases Affordable Metal Hand Grip for Fujifilm X-T3, X-T2, X-T30 and X-T20

JJC Fujifilm Hand Grips

The Chinese company JJC has just released the Arca-Swiss compatible JJC FUJIFILM X-T3 / X-T2 hand grip as well as the JJC FUJIFILM X-T30 / X-T20 / X-T10 hand grip.

These grips are even cheaper than the Chinese Meike grip for X-T3 and for X-T30, not to talk of the rather pricey original Fujifilm grip.

  • Made of premium aluminum alloy and microfiber leather – Provides a comfortable, stable and secure grip for long time usage
  • Accurate accesses design – Allow you to get to the camera battery without taking the grip off and you still have a standard 1/4″ socket for mounting it on a tripod too
  • Chamfer design on the bottom – The cut outs on the bottom does not get in the way of the moving LCD or any of the camera controls
  • Specifically designed for Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T2 Mirrorless camera, replaces Fujifilm MHG-XT3 and MHG-XT2 hand grip (Please note it does not fit the old Fujifilm X-T1 camera!)
  • A must have accessory for anyone with medium, large and up size hands or those who worry about dropping these compact expensive cameras with sleek body

Other Grip Options:

via dc.watch

Fuji Guy Billy: APS-C Crop Factor Cheating? :: f/2 X Mount Zoom Lenses? :: Fast G Mount Lenses Potentially Coming :: And More

The third episode of the Fujilove podcast with Fuji Guy Billy just went online (episode 1, episode 2, episode 3). You can listed to it all at sticher and Fujilove.

It’s a 1 hour podcast, and you can find it all summed up below, in case you have no time to listen to it all right now.

PODCAST SUMMARY

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DJI Ronin-SC Gimbal Launched with Fujifilm X-T3, X-T30, X-T2, X-T20 and X-H1 Support

DJI has just officially launched the DJI Ronin-SC, with Fujiiflm X-T2, X-T3, X-T30, X-T20 and X-H1 support.

Down below I share screenshots of the compatibility with Fujifilm cameras and lenses, but you can check out the full PDF file here, too.

Hands-On Video and Fujifilm Compatibility Table

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