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  1. 1 hour ago, Stathman said:

    Nice!

    Let's hope they will fix it for X-H1 also.

    I don't think that any X-series cameras with last gen hardware will get big firmware updates. The GFX 50 cameras are getting love, as they are much more expansive, but I think that only X-cameras with X processor 4 are getting big firmware updates 

  2. 24 minutes ago, Stathman said:

    Did anyone try ibis with the new firmware? 

    Is the stepping issue solved? 

    I have. Improved a lot. Panning is very smooth now, but at the start, if the camera is not moving, there is a small delay were the camera first tries to keep the composition. But transition to panning is now pretty good. I'd say for video shooters this is a big one, IBIS is now extremely good. 

  3. 13 hours ago, Stathman said:

    Besides the stepping issue, it's very good.

    I didn't buy the X-T4 yet, but the IBIS on the X-H1 was great, especially considering it was Fujis first IBIS system. It worked better with photos than video, but even in video, after a firmware update or two, it was very good. I wouldn't rank it far behind the GH5. 

    And Fujis OIS lenses have some of the best stabilization I have used yet. Even their 18-55mm f/2.8-4.0 kit lens has great OIS. 

  4. 8 hours ago, Trek of Joy said:

    This rumor is really losing steam as the XT4 is looking like another XH1 disappointment, without the 6k capabilities the 4k120 seems like a non-starter as well. 

    I don't feel this way. The X-T3 is an awesome camera and many have said, how much they like the camera. If asked what was missing in the last months, no one said 6K or 4K 120fps. It was IBIS and better battery life all the time. The X-T4 seems to deliver just that. If they manage to get the price close to the X-T3 price, that's an outstanding value. 

  5. 5 hours ago, Carz said:

    The X100V was just released. It has a 4 stop nd filter built in. It seems to not work in video for some reason. But why not add this into the X-T4 and blow everyone away? 

    Very easy: the X100 has the ND filter inside the lens.

  6. 9 hours ago, Brian Williams said:

    But everyone (Panasonic/Nikon/Fuji/Olympus) is still buying their sensors from Sony, yeah? Have any of them switched over to Samsung? I have a feeling Sony sensor business is doing quite well still.

    The problem is not with Sonys sensor manufacturing department, but their imaging department. Just look at the Panasonic S1, S1H as well as the Nikon Z6 or the Sigma FP. They use Sony sensors and can do a lot of things Sony cameras can't. 4K60p, 10bit or ProRes RAW. 

    I think Sony Imaging is clinging to their Bionz X, which I guess is the problem in their video department. 

  7. 3 hours ago, IronFilm said:

    Odd the X-T200 has better heat management than the X-T30! I guess they're learning?

    X-Trans needs more CPU power so there is more heat. X-T200 is bayer and thus runs cooler

  8. Personally I would go for the Fuji without hesitating. But I am shooting a lot of stills and it is not some fast moving action, so image quality is the most important thing. And that part will probably put the GFX quite a bit infront of the Canon. 

    If I were shooting sport events, I would take the Canon instantly

  9. Last year Sony had a education promotion with 30% off, including A7RIV and A9. So the final price was around $2449. 
    As a european, paying 4000€ ($4410) for the same item feels wrong, even considering the price includes taxes. 

    Personally I don't care about statistics or talk from resellers. As spiffs seem to be getting more common, his interest might not be the same as mine. 

    To get back to the X-T4: really looking forward to it, the X-T3 was great, but there were a few things that could be better. 

  10. 6 hours ago, wolf33d said:

    I precisely said the stills, which we shot RAW so no picture profile to talk about

    Do you still have those raws, would be really interesting to see the huge difference. 

  11. 4 minutes ago, Video Hummus said:

    How does Fuji manage to pack so much horsepower into their cameras?

    I think it has a lot to do with their other cameras. It is said, that X-Trans needs a lot more processing power and that was one reason, why early Fuji cameras were really bad at video. But they now have some high performance quad core chips. Their other cameras are medium format, with over 100MP, so that is a lot that needs to be processed. 

     

  12. So it comes with a 3.5mm mic jack and also includes a usb-c to headphone jack adapter in the box. Those small things makes me think Fuji really listens. 

    Those, the really nice flip screen and the new gimbal is mode, really make it an interesting choise for vloggers. The gimbal mode seems to be only available in 1080p but tony northrup just told us that nobody needs 4k ;)

  13. It's an X-A7 on steroids with an EVF. But I am looking forward to what they call HDR video. especially if it's priced similar to the X-A7 at below 900$ with the kit lens. 

    Interesting, but I think the 26MP sensor in the X-T30 and X-T3 is just better with very low rolling shutter. 

  14. 23 minutes ago, Eno said:

    "And take the 6K/60p with an 8K sized pinch of salt. It seems like an awful lot of data to record onto SD card to me!"

    The fastest current SD cards can write more than 250MB/sec or 2000 Mb/sec of data, that's plenty enough even for 8K 60p in a compressed codec.

    What he meant was, that you should take this rumor, especially 6K/60p with a huge grain of salt. 8K sized pinch of salt = huge grain of salt ;)

    The sensor doesn't have enough pixels to do 8K. Personally I think that we won't get the LCD top panel or an articulated screen either

  15. 39 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

    I've heard though the Fuji X Mount version isn't swappable? Which is MADNESS! If true.

    They Fuji X mount versions may look similar, but a a tiny bit different. They have electronic contacts and communicate with the camera. This way they add a few features the other lenses do not have. 

  16. 8 minutes ago, JurijTurnsek said:

    You misunderstand me. What is keeping Sony from making a 48mpx (12mpx output) sensor that does 120p with no crop. Who even cares about the additional 3mpx, unless there is some important reason behind this choice.

    The sensor is probably based on the same pixel design as the 60Mp A7R IV sensor, so this way is much easier and more efficient than designing another sensor with 48Mp from the ground up

  17. the Z6 might be a nice choice for video, but for stills it wouldn't be my first pick. It would rank pretty low down. Sony and Fuji are better with AF-C and the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 isn't on the market yet either. Furthermore, as nice as the Z viewfinder is in general, it's not good for tracking motion. Combine that with the pita XQD, it would be a no go for me. 

  18. 13 hours ago, SRV1981 said:

    any other considerations? 

    Sony A9 has fallen in price dramatically. Focus is better as the one in the A7III and so is the viewfinder. But they crippled it by not giving it all the picture profiles. 

    The most important thing to think of are lenses. To get any improvement in image quality you need at least f/2.8 lenses. There is the very good 70-200mm f/2.8 GM and the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 that is said to be coming in early 2020. I'd probably wait for reviews before buying it

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