What is advantage and disadvantage between X-trans vs Bayer array

Started Sep 7, 2013 | Questions thread
Kali108 Regular Member • Posts: 420
Re: What is advantage and disadvantage between X-trans vs Bayer array

junyo wrote:

ealvarez wrote:

Hi folks,

Aside from their technicality which I have read in wiki and other places, why one would choose one over the other?. And why people are excited over supposedly upcoming Fuji camera namely X-A1 which will utilize Bayer array sensor instead of x-trans. Isn't x-trans array that made Fuji IQ 'different' and perhaps now appealing than the rest?



X-Trans CFA, being new, is not as well supported by RAW image processing apps, especially the mainstream ones (Lightroom, Capture One, Aperture). A sensor with a bog standard Bayer CFA has decades of optimized demosiacing algorithms available to it, so the files should be easier to process right out of the box.

It comes down to whether you believe Fuji as to the IQ upside of the XTrans CFA, or how much you like using your current image processing tools/workflow, or how much you pixel peep.

If the current raw converter comparison happening at FR shows anything, it's that the X trans is now very well supported by raw converters. Iridient Developer and C1P7 being particularly good imo.

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