Wow: Fuji X-T3 has 10bit 4:2:0 4K 60P 400Mbit H.265

We did not see this coming.

Here are some relevant specifications:

  • New 26MP sensor (BSI)
  • 4K 60FPS 4:2:0 interal (and 4:2:2 external)
  • No crop except in 50/60FPS where the crop becomes a tolerable 1.18 times
  • $1500
  • F-Log
  • BT.2020 colour and Hybrid LOG Gamma will come as a future free firmware update
  • 17ms rolling shutter
  • Film simulation in 10bit
  • New vertical battery grip

Comparison of the Panasonic GX85, Fuji XT2, Canon 5D Mark IV, and the Sony A6300

As you will see in this video the Canon is a disappointment.  We truly believe improved color and codecs are on the horizon for the next generation of models so we are waiting out a lot of the 8-bit cameras but at these prices all of these options are viable if you need something right now.

Cinema 5D Reviews the Fujifilm X-T2

We have been waiting to hear more about the X-T2’s video capabilities.

You can read Cinema 5D’s review for more information and watch their video below.  No reports of overheating yet and the rolling shutter may be better than the Sony A6300.  The inability to change white balance or ISO while recording is disappointing.  This was a pre-release model and more testing from Cinema 5D is to come.

 

Fujifilm X-T2 Digital Camera has 4K Video

FUJIFILM-X-T2

Olympus and Fuji have been holdouts when it comes to 4K video in their cameras so it’s nice to see at least one of them realizing 4K is a feature they should have.  At $1,599 for the body or $1,899 with a 18-55mm kit lens, this is not a cheap camera.  It features a 24MP sensor, built in Wi-Fi, 325 point AF system, and 4K with F-Log Gamma.  4K is 3840×2160 30P with a limit of 10 minutes.