The Fujifilm X-T3 remains a pleasant surprise and the footage coming out of it so far is looking pretty good. Seeing 60P, 10-bit, and H.265 become more common bodes well for what we can expect next from many manufacturers.
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
- 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
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.
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.
Note that this was shot on a pre-production camera (but it’s likely to be close to or identical to the released version). The video author also utilized a variety of the film simulations that Fujifilm provides.
We recently wrote about the Fuji X-T2. There have been a lot of reviews released recently and despite the questionable positive bias and the affiliation with Fuji there is interesting information contained within:
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.