X-T4 clarity vs other brands

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JayPhizzt Senior Member • Posts: 2,206
Re: X-T4 clarity vs other brands

malathan wrote:

Based on the DPReview's Studio shot comparison tool, with raw selected, the comparison between X-T3/4 and other cameras (Canon R6, Nikon z6 II) the Fuji was not as clear and sharp. Is this inherent in fuji's cameras, related to the specific lenses the DPReview tool uses, or something else I am missing?

Currently with Canon 7d and looking at switching. Since existing EF/EF-S lenses are not compatible with new cameras (without adaptor and with limitations), I am looking at being forced to start fresh. As such, then no restrictions on what brand I go with.

Take landscape and family/pet photos primarily, with the latter being more low light situations. See mixed thoughts on Fuji, but for most part seemed a popular camera. But after looking at the comparison tool, having concerns that I am not looking at results properly.

First of all sharpness is an almost entirely lens sided characteristic and has little to do with the camera/sensor. Fuji's lenses generally range from good to fantastic so that's definitely not a problem.

In this case however we have X-trans to take in to account which needs different processing/demosaicing to get optimal results and DPreview uses Adobe RAW conversion which is less than optimal for X-trans. If you're going to use Lightroom for X-trans I highly recommend to either use the "enhance details" feature in it or use Iridient X-transformer to get better results.

This is a very well known issue, but things have gotten a lot better than they were a few years ago. Nowadays there are several softwares that do a good job with X-trans. I for example use Capture One which works well with X-trans. However the program I've used with the best X-trans demosaicing is RawTherapee.

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