Fujifilm XT3 released

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  1. jcdeboever

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    Available in two weeks. BSI sensor, no evf black out, 30fps, microprism peaking highlights, 400 + point AF points @100% sensor coverage, performance mode without the use of V grip, dual UHS card slots, -3 SNR, less than a new XT2 when it came out, locking diop, enhanced face and eye recognition, and more. Going to be a low light monster. I'm not going to get one at this point but it is tempting for such an upgrade. The micro prism peaking has me wanting it since I manual focus a lot. Still no 5:4 aspect ratio? I wonder why they don't do this?
    FUJIFILM X-T3 | Specifications | X Series | Digital Cameras | Fujifilm USA


     
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    "Going to be a low light monster" - explain please to your friends who don't know anything about specs. Feel free to dumb it down! thanks.
     
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    In general, the higher the ISO the lower the IQ. In particular the IQ has greater noise, less colors and more contrast. As cameras get better, this line of IQ 'acceptability' gets higher. My first dSLR was a Canon 20D. At ISO 1600, the images about equal and often worse than Tri-X at 1600 ASA.

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    As digital cameras improve, low light capability also improves. There is a lot to improving low light capability. Sensor size and pixel size significantly contribute along with firmware refinement.

    Again, in general, the highest ISO available on a camera generally has unacceptable IQ, but the next stop lower is useable. The XT3 has an extended ISO of 51,200 which most likely is unusable, but that means that ISO 25,600 may be useable.

    A low light monster translates that in extreme low light the photog can jack up the ISO and still capture useable, good quality images. This is especially useful for night time sports where a high shutter speed is required to stop action.

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    Thanks @Gary A. , I thought she was being facetious. If not, you covered it. The back side illuminated sensor should rival that on the D500 in terms of low light performance, which is currently king of crop sensors. Will be interesting to see how it compares, probably will surpass it.
     
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    Yes, I did understand what he meant by low light monster but, my question (very poorly worded I guess since neither of you got my meaning...) is what is it about the specs of the XT3 that will make it a low light monster - in comparison to the XT2 or others, or just on it's own?

    It was a sincere question - if I was being facetious I would have added a winky or some other sarcasm/joking indicator :) . I think you answered my question in part - but since I have no idea of the significance of a back side illuminated sensor, I still don't really "get it".
     
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    Aha!
     
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    So... does this mean that the XT1 and XT2 will come down in price for me to try them out with GIG and GAS? :p
     
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    The BSI collects more light at the pixel level, thus reducing digital noise.
     
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    GIG?
     
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    Just got a look at the photos in the other thread. They didn't add a lock to that Exposure Compensation dial. I tend to hit that when shooting and it moves on me. Wish they would add the press lock like with the shutter speed and ISO dials. That is my only complaint about the ergonomics on my XT2.

    2 card slots! phew I bet @Derrel will be relieved! haha
     
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    grass is greener, LOL
     
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    I had that problem, with time you'll sorta teach your index finger not to hit it and at the same you'll teach your eyes to periodically check the dial. A lock would solve the problem. For me, as I shoot in manual and EC isn't needed or used, a cap would suffice.
     

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