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  1. 40 minutes ago, deezid said:

    Tried the X-T3 at photokina. 

    Not impressed.
    Recorded some footage on my SD card in the new 400mbps intraframe codec. Turned noise reduction, sharpening as well as inter frame noise reduction completely off.
    In both Astia and F-log faces and even textiles look like a paintbrush was applied. Faces look horrible and lifeless and waxy as well.

    Both my GH5 and A7III looked way better and more natural in comparison...
    Well, will wait for the BM Pocket 4K then.

    As discussed before, HEVC smoothing filters SAO and SIS contributed to that waxiness.

  2. 19 minutes ago, Thomas Hill said:

    Have y'all seen this?

    "As you know, Fujifilm has announced that by then end of 2018, there will be a firmware update for Fujifilm X-T3, that will add support for video recording in the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and also give the X-T3 the ability to simultaneously output Film Simulation video and F-log footage."


    I knew about there being an upcoming update for exFAT but the simultaneous recording is news to me.

    TBH the exFAT file larger than 4GB should be available at launch. I hope AF especially AF-C/Face detection are being worked on as well.

  3. 6 minutes ago, Simon Young said:

    Please give us a believable source. You’re not Luke Mason in disguise are you? Back with a vengeance, dropping “knowledge” here citing no one except yourself or, in this case, some obscure Weibo account.

    Ha I'm not that daft prick, are you?


    The Weibo lady is a well respected figure in the Japanese semiconductor industry.

  4. 7 minutes ago, Attila Bakos said:

    While that might be true, both are designed to reduce artifacts like banding, blocking, ringing, and both are enabled in x265 by default, so I guess it's nothing to worry about.

    Yes, these two filters are designed to preserve overall image quality at low bitrate, at 200/400Mbps bitrate Fuji implemented, they really should disable those filters to allow more fine detail to come through.

  5. Fuji Kaizen update news:

    1. X-H1 to receive firmware update to offer dual IS (IBIS + lens OIS), which adds 1.5-2 stops of additional stablisation.

    2. X-T3 (and very likely X-H1/X-T2) to receive firmware update to enable file size larger than 4GB when using SD cards formatted as exFAT (64GB+).


  6. Just now, CyclingBen said:

    @jonpais we get it, you don’t like Fuji, and love Sony. I love Sony too, their broadcast cameras are awesome, if I still worked in broadcast I wouldn’t want anything else. To be fair, if I had your prior poor experience with Fuji I wouldn’t like them either moving forward. I feel the same way about Panasonic for hybrid cameras (really like their broadcast offerings though).

    In response:

    First, obviously look at both camera bodies. The specs are what I was talking about.

    Second, no one thought Panasonic would go full frame, yet here we are. I agree, Fuji will stay with apsc until smartphones catch up and their medium format might always be a niche product, sorry for being hyperbolic.

    Sensor wise, it’s different than any other Fuji sensor. So either:

    1. Sony completely changed their design

    2. Fuji redid their X-trans color array (although the GFX50 R and S don’t have X-trans and are almost the same as the X-H1, X-T2, etc when it comes to colors and expected performance for noise and ISO)

    3. Samsung made the sensor and Fuji mirrored the specs of the NX1

    4. BSI makes way more of a difference than we (me at least) thought

    5. Canon made the sensor and accidentally sent them to Fuji instead of putting it in the R. (Note this is sarcasm)

    I’ll leave these frame exports here, from the X-T3, NX1 and A73.






    Great pictures!

    You're right about #1, it's a completely new generation of sensor, 3.76um photosite architecture that's also used in the 100MP sensor in GFX100.

  7. 8 minutes ago, KnightsFan said:

    Cropping for 120 doesn't mean it has less processing power then the NX1. NX1's 120fps is not a full sensor readout either; line skipping vs 1:1 cropping, same processing power (if the XT3 is oversampling at all in 120fps, then it is using more processing power. The NX1's 120fps looks like a 1920x1080 readout at BEST).

    Edit: also, adjusted for inflation, the XT3 is cheaper than the NX1 was.

    120P on X-T3 seems to be pixel-binned instead of line-skipped, it's a bit soft but aliasing artifact free.

  8. Just now, Ingerson said:

    nonscientific DR comparison between Eterna simulation and F-Log. Mid exposure, then one and two stops up and down. Included waveform.


    No idea how to measure that into numbers, sorry.

    Yeah I understand, just curious about the higher rolling shutter in 50/60P compared to 25P, 16ms/9ms almost 2x. Did you notice that? I though higher framerate usually result in lower rolling shutter.

    Whici DR mode did you use for the comprison? DR mode is now available in video mode like X-H1, Fuji quotes 12 stops DR with DR400 and Eterna.

  9. 1 hour ago, Ingerson said:

    Rolling shutter tests here:

    4k 24p: https://vimeo.com/292103456/f01f36ff9b
    4k 60p: https://vimeo.com/292103784/bae8f67cef
    1080p24: https://vimeo.com/292104075/3cca0aa757
    1080p60: https://vimeo.com/292104319/73eacbf42b
    1080p120 (24fps playback): https://vimeo.com/292104581/7488279a51

    Thanks! Fuji website says 16ms rolling shutter for 4K 60P, cinema5D says 9ms for 4K 25P. Do these numbers align with your own observation?

  10. 1 hour ago, CyclingBen said:

    @androidlad yep, it’s all face tracking. Any other features I can review for you?

    Thanks! I'd love to see a low light ISO test with noise reduction all the way down to -4. Judging from the JPEG performance, X-T3 could potentially retain excellent detail up to 6400.

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