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Fujifilm

Our 2019 resolutions for Fujifilm:

  • Make a full-frame X100 / monochrome X100 / 28mm-equiv X100.
  • Continue improving your face and eye-detection autofocus.
  • Make a proper X70 successor.
  • Refresh your F1.4 primes.
  • Don't try to palm us off with 15fps '4K video' ever again. For shame.

How things panned out: 2/5

Well, we didn't see that full-frame X100-series in the end, but honestly that was probably a stretch. Fujifilm was pretty focused on its medium-format GFX range in 2019, but the company did release the unique X-Pro 3 (we didn't see that one coming!) and update its entry-level X-A7 lineup. We were very pleased to see that the X-A7 finally offers proper 4K video. No more 15fps!

Fujifilm has also continued to work on its autofocus. A major firmware update was released for the X-T3 in spring, specifically aimed at improving face and eye-detection AF performance. Fujifilm has also improved the implementation of Face/Eye AF in the X-Pro 3, which presumably will filter down into future models.