16 Unique Features That Your Camera Probably Doesn't Have

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Re: 16 Unique Features That Your Camera Probably Doesn't Have

faunagraphy wrote:

Raist3d wrote:

SrMi wrote:

Raist3d wrote:

shinndigg wrote:

Raist3d wrote:

MEDISN wrote:

It's not that any one feature is exclusive to Olympus, it's that cameras like EM1 line and EM5 line offer so many of these features in affordable weather resistant bodies that makes them so attractive. While other manufacturers play catch-up, Olympus users have been enjoying many of these features for some time. It's no wonder year after year so much of my work is carried out with Olympus cameras. They make it easy to meet client demands. On a personal level, they are engaging and enjoyable to shoot. Icing on the cake.

I think playing catchup goes many ways. You could say Olympus has been playing catchup in auto focus vs the competitors at least in some areas too, I don't see it as competitors being trying to catch up to Olympus as a sole one way street statement.

As great as Fujifilm cameras are, other than the XT4, they've been rather lacking in AF.

The X-S10, X-E4 have virtually the same AF of the XT4. The XT3 was upgraded to be ballpark as XT4. And I had for a while the X-E3 and that was pretty good.

And one could argue that the XT4 is still behind even it's Olympus direct competitors, the EM1 II/III and even the EM5 III.

Nope, because independent testing confirms they are ahead of them. Check out mirrorless comparisons on BIF shooting.

I have given up on using AF-C with my XT4, especially in combination with back button focusing. I use AF-C regularly with my M1.3.

It would seem me and several reviewers have very different experiences here. But that's ok.

And that doesn't get into the UI and options Fuji has like a selected matrix for continuous AF with feedback that Olympus doesn't have yet (they finally added dynamic squares on the EM1MKII but only full region).

As I recall the MirrorlessComparisons article, Fuji AF isn't all that great for BIFs, but with 30fps you end up with more keepers than with Olympus cameras at 18 fps.

What I recall from the mirrorless comparisons article is that Fuji AF was clearly better than even the Em1X for BIF.

Of course, there's a lot more to wildlife than BIFs, and I'm sure that in most other scenarios, Fuji cameras do very well.

It's a good point to consider that there's definitively more scenarios than BIF and all cameras may do better or less better depending on it. That's a good point worth considering.

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