How does Fuji compare to Full Frame?

Started Oct 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
mistermejia Veteran Member • Posts: 3,340
Re: How does Fuji compare to Full Frame?

dirkluchtman wrote:


I just purchased a Canon 70D after much contemplation about my next camera. I had a 5D Mark II, but was looking for the best compromise between fast operation, good video and image quality. The Canon 70D is sensational when it comes to overall operation, but the image quality lets down, with very limited dynamic range. For this reason, I am willing to go back to FF. The 6D is a good alternative (although I would sorely miss the brilliant video autofocus of the 70D), but I heard that the Fuji x trans sensors come close to FF quality. I am attracted to the compact, retro style bodies and manual control. I would be willing to sacrifice good video, if I get great FF like image quality from the Fuji bodies.

Can anyone comment on this please? Especially in terms of highlight and shadow recovery. How well is details at these extremes recovered from RAW files?


Hi dirkluchtman. I just saw your post in the canon forum. I am very interested in the canon 70D also, and people from the nikon forum have also said to watch out for the canon's image quality also, due to the "not to great" image quality capability as you just expressed.  The video capability is awesome and i am totally in love with it.  But of course the IQ is important to me also.

I am also in the process of buying a new camera and all my nikon lenses have been put up for sale already. I will be following up this thread very closely, since some time ago i was also asking about the X-E1. I actually did buy the X10, but i am starting to need my high ISO capable camera again.

These are exiting times in deed, since the XE2 is coming out soon. I wonder if a X-PRO 2 is coming out as well. I really really have to use my money wisely here, and for sure fuji is another really good option.

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