This Independent Movie was Shot on Fujifilm X-T4 – Do We Really Need a Dedicated Fujifilm Cinema Camera?

Johnnie from CineD is probably one of the nicest persons I have had the pleasure to e-meet in all these years of blogging.

And I know he truly loves Fujifilm and uses Fuji cameras for his personal and professional work.

But there is one thing where I respectfully disagree with him: Fujifilm does not need to make any dedicated video camera, as Johnnie also recently asked Fujifilm for. And I tell you why.

The absence of a dedicated video camera in Fujifilm’s lineup, allows Fujifilm to pack everything they can in terms of video specifications into their hybrid mirrorless cameras. This strategy avoids any potential internal competition with a separate cinema camera lineup. In contrast, companies like Sony and Canon may restrict certain specs and features in their hybrid cameras to safeguard the sales of their dedicated cinema cameras.

In short: if Fujifilm would offer cinema cameras, you could forget the X-H2S and X-H2 to be such powerful hybrid cameras. Or in future the Fujifilm X-H3 and Fujifilm X-H3S.

Indeed, the Fujifilm X-T4 already proves to be an exceptionally robust hybrid camera, as demonstrated today, thanks to an email I have received from fellow FR-reader Angel, which I share below.

by Angel Alvarez

My name is Angel Alvarez, my team and I just finished post production on an indie feature that we shot entirely on the Fujifilm X-T4 (save for 1 drone shot). A camera that I got excited about because of your website.

I could write pages on how I find the color rendering from Fuji much better than that of Blackmagic or even RED cameras, but to summarize; the X-T4 performed greatly and far exceeded my expectations. Granted, I encountered a few problems with it, but it was to be expected given the amount of stress we put it through.

I’d like to share with you a few frames from our film as well as a couple BTS stills that I’ve attached to this email.

You can also find the trailer below.

This film is a labor of love that took three years to complete. I hope I’m not overstepping, but if you enjoy what you see, and you think it’s worth your time, we’d be extremely grateful if you could do a post about it.

Fujifilm Firmware Updates for Several Cameras (X-T5 included), XF16-55, FT-XH and Promises More Firmware Love to Come in 2024

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for Fujifilm X-T5, X-T4, X-T3, X-H2, X-H2S, X-S20, X-S10 and XF16-55mmF2.8 as well as the Fujifilm FT-XH File transmitter grip.

It’s mainly (but not only) a video centric update and more lenses will get the same update in February (XF16-80mmF4 and XF18-120mmF4).

Moreover, in their recent official X Summit announcement, Fujifilm said they are “currently considering further enhancements“, which I hope will translate also on firmware love for those, who mainly use Fujifilm cameras for stills.

Firmware Details & Download Links

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New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-T3, X-T4, X-T5 and X-H2

New Firmware Updates

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-T3, Fujifilm X-T4, Fujifilm X-T5 and Fujifilm X-H2.

You can find all details and download links down below.

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Notice and Apology to Customers using Fujifilm X-T5, X-T4, X-T3, X-S10, X-T30II and X-T30 – Do NOT Use APP to Update Firmware!

Press Release

To our valued customers

Thank you for your loyalty to Fujifilm products.

We found that the following models of the cameras rarely froze right after the completion of the firmware update with the latest version using a smartphone (tablet) in which Camera Remote application software was installed.

FUJIFILM X-T5 was released on Mid November 2022 and the latest firmware for other five models below were released on Nov. 29, 2022 on our firmware download site for digital cameras.

【Applicable models and firmware versions】

  • FUJIFILM X-T5: Ver.1.00 and Ver.1.01
  • FUJIFILM X-T4: Ver.1.70
  • FUJIFILM X-T3: Ver.4.50
  • FUJIFILM X-S10: Ver.2.60 and Ver.2.61
  • FUJIFILM X-T30 II: Ver.1.20
  • FUJIFILM X-T30: Ver.1.50

In response to the above issue, we will release the revised firmware on the firmware download page on Jan. 19, 2023.

Therefore, we apologize for the inconvenience, but we would like to ask you to update the revised firmware.

When updating the firmware with the revised version, please be sure to update the firmware using an SD card according to steps below.
(This phenomenon does not occur when updating firmware using an SD card.)
Detail of firmware update steps

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