Fujifilm has proven to be the quiet achiever amongst the best camera brands. With a range of Fujifilm X Series interchangeable lens cameras perfectly tuned to fit every budget and every genre, there is a lot to be desired. Fujifilm also offers some of the most sought after premium compact mirrorless cameras available. Fujifilm cameras have held to a retro-inspired design aesthetic. As a result, their cameras are more reminiscent of film-cameras than fully-featured mirrorless systems. Their flagship camera bodies are highly acclaimed and sought after thanks to their performance, usability and amazing Fujifilm colour science. Fujifilm has decades of experience in the photography field. As it turns out, they even developed the first consumer-level digital camera ever.
The Very Best In Photographic Performance – Fujifilm X-T4
The latest flagship X series camera is the commendable Fujifilm X-T4. Sporting the amazing 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4, the camera can rise to any occasion in any conditions. The rugged, weather-resistant body features a crisp and clear 0.5″, 3.69 million dot OLED Color Viewfinder. This is joined by a flippy 3”, 1.62 million dot touch screen LCD monitor. Combining the might of the processor and sensor, the X-T4 delivers a Continuous burst at 15fps with Mechanical Shutter. Pair this with lightning-fast and super sticky autofocus and the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilisation; nothing can escape your gaze.
The focusing system relies on the impressive Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase-detection AF). True to the heritage of Fujifilm, the X-T4 boasts no less than 18 film simulations including Classic Neg and Eterna Bleach Bypass. The films sims are all based on Fujifilm film stock they have perfected for the past 90 years. What has caught a lot of pro videographers attention is the video performance of the X-T4. This camera can record an impressive 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit to internal memory and 4K/60P 4:2:2 10bit externally via HDMI output. The Full-HD further enhances this class-leading performance at 240P – this results in video files with up to 10x slow-motion.
Photography For The Purists – Fujifilm X-Pro3
Joining the X-T4 on the flagship stage is the Fujifilm X-Pro3 – Fujifilm’s latest entry in the highly popular Pro series. Much like the X-T4, this camera delivers impressive performance through the same 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4. The X-Pro3 provides exceptional focusing performance at 11 frames per second continuous shooting with the mechanical shutter. As is standard with this range, the X-Pro3 provides a unique hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder. Photographers can enjoy a film-photography experience thanks to its rangefinder form and functions.
The electronic viewfinder is a big 0.5”, 3.69 million dots OLED Color monitor. Plus it boasts a unique rear 3.0”, 3:2, 1.62 million dots touch screen colour LCD monitor. The screen is backwards-facing meaning that to access it, you flip the screen down with up to 180 degrees of range. On the rear of this hidden screen, a second 0.28”, 1:1, Color Memory LCD monitor. It is placed to display key shooting information and film simulation animations. The thinking behind this is to hide the main LCD so that photographers can focus more on the experience of photography. That experience is well worth the investment. Plus, there is a choice of three unique finishes to the magnesium alloy frame and titanium fixtures.
Compact And Affordable Fast Primes – XF16mm F2.8
What’s more, Fujifilm offers a comprehensive and ever-growing range of X mount lenses. There are primes to cover every popular field of view. These include enthusiast level primes such as the Fujifilm XF16mmF2.8. The 16mmF2.8 is small, compact and lighting fast. To highlight the weather-sealed lens’ tiny size, it only has a 49mm filter screw, a weight of 155gm and could live in your back pocket.
It’s a perfect lens for wide-angle work such as landscape, architecture and street photography. While Fujifilm offers the optically brilliant XF16mmF1.4, the 16mmF2.8 product is faster, lighter and allows budget-conscious photographers to experience exceptional Fujifilm glass.
It achieves all of this without any sacrifice to image quality or reliability.
A Kit Lens Like No Other – XF18-55mmF2.8-4
Kit lenses are often quickly replaced by more competent, reliable and optically sharp products. However, when Fujifilm released the XF18-55mmF2.8-4, they threw out the rule books and delivered a lens that has proved to be a keeper. The 18-55mm zoom offers a flexible and handy range for capturing everything from street photography and landscape to food photography and portraits.
The XF18-55mmF2.8-4 sits comfortably on any of the Fujifilm X Series camera bodies including the X-T4 and X-Pro3. Autofocus is fast and responsive, and the addition of truly remarkable OIS elevates its low light performance.
Image quality will have you second-guessing the need to stretch your budget and invest in more glass. And being a kit lens, the value for money is too good to be true.
Take Portrait Photography To The Next Level – XF56mmF1.2
The Fujifilm XF56mmF1.2 is considered one of the best Fujifilm prime lenses for portrait photography. Its maximum aperture of F1.2, combined with Fujifilm’s optical engineering excellence, delivers tack-sharp images every time. What’s more, the layout of its elements provides exceptional background bokeh.
Of course, if you want to take it a step further in bokeh deliciousness, consider the XF56mmF1.2 APD version. The APD version is a re-engineered version of the original built to include a built-in APD filter that produced even creamier bokeh and subject separation. Both versions feature a brilliant focus clutch system that allows you to jump from manual to auto by pulling back on the focus ring.
You will not believe the image quality and clarity produced by the Fujifilm XF56mmF1.2.
One Lens To Rule Them All – XF50-140mmF2.8
Fujifilm continues to develop lenses that strive for optical excellence while perfectly suiting a range of genres and styles. Having a quality zoom lens in your kit is essential for any enthusiast or professional photographer. To meet this demand, Fujifilm offers the premium XF50-140mmF2.8 – a weather-sealed Fujifilm Red Badge zoom with a constant fast aperture of F2.8 throughout the range.
With internal focusing that has proven to be lightning-fast in any lighting condition, this will be a perfect addition to your sport or wildlife kit. Taming this beast takes no time at all and with it, you too will capture incredible image quality with edge-to-edge sharpness. Take our words for it that the Fujifilm XF50-140mmF2.8 is a lens that you will have trouble putting down.
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