ConanFuji: I've been asking this for a long time. 1/How does it differ from the a 3 yr Nex 5????2/Does it have better IQ?3/How long is Fuji going to be stuck in 16MP. It's been more than 5 years.
5 years, lol... what are you talking about???
The X-Pro 1 came out in March of 2012.... oh man my clock is way off is it 2017???
ConanFuji: They've been stuck on 16mp for half a decade
The X-Pro 1 was released in March 2012 its now 2018? Man I have to update my calendars!
I have no clue how you are working your math...
Everlast66: Well Leica and Sony concentrating on monochrome black & white sensors, Sigma concentrates on monochrome .... blue sensor.I am sure it will serve well as a 20MP BLUE sensor, but whether the next two layers which are only 5MP will add the required information for the remaining TOW primary colours will be shown by the results.In theory a great idea to cut costs and still capture all three colours, but why they decided that blue is the most important colour and not green I can not understand. Probably because it has to be the first layer being with the shortest wave-length of the three.At least this time if they market it as a 20MP sensor this will be closer to the truth, compared to heir previous misleading marketting 45MP sensors.
"Their market share clearly shows there are very few people that have actually seen the detail their current 15/45MP sensor captures."
Your right not many have purchased them or used one but that doesn't change how amazing the sensor is at lower ISO's.
You've obviously never actually seen the detail the current line can push. Really the only thing that can touch them is a D800.
Despite the MP on the box their previous DP*m marketing also stated that it was equivilant to a 30 MP bayer sensor which is probably correct.
pacnwhobbyist: I'd almost be willing to bet that the sensor in the X-A1 is from Sony. Not that that's a bad thing at all.
Of course its from Sony all the Fuji sensors are from Sony. The color filter array is Fuji specific (X-Trans)
inevitable crafts studio: no viewfindeeeeeeerrrggghhhh
An optical snap on VF is only good for framing... not focus point selection, etc... etc...
Basically you get no feedback on anything. Great for setting everything and just shooting but its not comparable to an actual OVF on a modern camera.
Interesting... However the x100s seems to be a far more attractive camera.
Especially when you consider this thing with a OVF is 1500+. Then add in the slower (f2.8 vs f2) lens the only reason to go with this is if you really like 28 vs 35 equivalent.
ogl: X-Trans sensor is 5-6 year late. New cameras 16-36 MP with Bayer sensors without AA filter have very weak level of moire. It's not a problem at all.X-Trans is invention of new bicycle without technical support. Deadborn.Fuji can't make the best software for X-Trans sensor and can't solve the problem of their sensor. We get false colours and other types of artifacts instead of moire of Bayer . Adobe and other software developers try to offer anything, but no any serious results.I can't see any advantages of this marginal technology.
Sigma offers the best software to develop RAW from their specific Foveon. Why can't Fuji offer RAW converter?
They do its called Silkypix and its bundled with the camera...
The professional version DP5 has IMO the best X-Trans conversions and is FAR more usable... though it should be the camera is bundled with v3 and this is v5!
DP5 easily out does both CP1 and Lightroom once you learn it...
Shamael: As long as Fuji does not reveal the algorythms to adobe and others to rework those files in a correct way, it is for me out of question to buy any of their cameras. I still have my S5 and it makes huge shots, so, I see no needs to upgrade to a camera& system where no correct raw sotware can handle the files in a satisfactory way.
@isastickup... lol, wow... seems like you have a bit of a grudge...
In any case Fuji actually has a very good track record of listening to customers and from my experience very good customer service...
justinwonnacott: In camera tiff has no advantage whatsoever, it still requires demosaicing the xtrans sensor data (which is the problem), all you would get is a big file with the same appearance as the jpg files written in camera but it would cripple the camera with grossly inflated write to file times.
In the end the same sensor based issues will persist.
you do realize the JPEGs don't exhibit the problems outlined? The problem is matching or improving on the internal Fuji RAW Converter...
mike kobal: Aye, to my eyes, silkypix still does the best job with raw files. Suggestion to Fuji/Silypix: Why not overhaul/update the bundled raw converter to current standards-look at Canon's DPP, it does a fantastic job and is free.
Silkypix DP5 is a lot nicer to use IMO then the bundled version with great results! IMO
Ulfric M Douglas: Capture1 looks way too harsh where Adobe is smudgy and bleedy.Somewhere in between would be good : do Fuji not ship a converter that does the exact same job as their Jpeg in-camera engine?
You should really try Silkypix DP5 with the RAF files... I would agree with marike6 it has very good results...
Sgt_Strider: So can one safely say that the C1 software is the best for X-Trans sensors at the moment?
Have Adobe even acknowledged that their converter needs improvements? I wonder if they'll put in the effort to produce better results for X-Trans sensors going forward?
Its really not bad... think what you will though... Silkypix DP5 does a very good job with fuji Raws...
it just takes some time to get used to over ACR
Its probably important to keep in mind the release notes:
Given that I have to say that I am very happy with the results of Capture One...
Emacs23: Well, I think XPro-2 will show opera with mechanical figures in their OVF.BTW, what the point of this crap?
thankfully you don't get it...
ProfHankD: As long as you're willing to bend over backwards to support an optical finder, would it have been that much harder to have a zoom finder? Don't do that....
I think my NEX-7's EVF is better in nearly every way, but there is a potentially significant advantage in using long lenses with an optical finder: you can see things outside the lens view angle. That makes it MUCH easier to find your subject when working with a long lens. Thus, I think I'd rather see the optical finder stay wide and simply switch to a 100% EVF mode when I've got the subject in frame... perhaps a setting to switch to 100% EVF with a half press of the shutter?
I think you totally missed the point of this kind of view finder.
Its not designed to work well with long lenses...
Jogger: I bet this whole hybrid ovf/evf concept lasts one more generation; after that, there would be little point in doing it as evf will be good enough. They are using a Sony evf in the xe1, btw.
As long as an EVF only covers 100% of the view this type of optical viewfinder will be around. Seeing outside of the image frame is a very powerful compositional tool. One that I am willing to pay the additional cost for as its a vital part of my workflow.
ashwinrao1: personally, at the sacrifice of size, this lens can effectively replace both the 18 mm f/2 and the 90 mm f/2.8 for typical use (with loss of macro and some speed). It's not much bigger than the 90 so wouldn't take up that much space. For fast AF (wonder if it's as fast on the XPro-1, which doesn't have contrast detect AF), I'd snag it....
yes... it has the same processor
Clint Dunn: Pretty stoked to see these improvements...but I hope they added the ability to change the minimum shutter speed when you are using auto iso.....bummer that there is no mention of that. Auto ISO is useless when the min shutter speed is too slow for any given ISO.
I agree that a min shutter speed setting would be great but AutoISO 6400 is very welcome.
Especially in a situation where you want to set Apature/Shutter and let the camera auto adjust ISO.