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Fuji X-T3 vs. Canon R

fuji x-t3 vs canon R

After testing Fuji X-T3 first of all, I released a video review, which is gaining great popularity. I compared this camera to mine Canon EOS... I consider the comparison to be equal, because both are top-end mirrorless cameras from Canon and Fuji.

I will not completely rewrite all their specifications, they can be found anywhere on the Internet.

What conclusions have I come to?

Fuji gives a more detailed 4K picture than Canon r... Fuji has 120fps 1080p and 60fps 4k. Canon R video parameters are more modest: 120fps 720p, 60fps 1080p. Since it is now customary to look primarily at the parameters, Canon R has already been dubbed an outdated and uninteresting camera in absentia. This is not the case, though.

The Fuji X-T3 is also very good at photographing. The detail and sharpness even seemed overwhelming to me when shooting portraits. By the way, Fuji has a x1.6 crop matrix with a 26MP resolution, Canon R has a 30MP full frame.

Fuji shoots well in low light. It is somewhat inferior to Canon R, but nevertheless, both photo and video are an order of magnitude better than on a 4/3 mic. With an f4 lens, you can shoot in a dark church.

The Fuji X-T3 has a good working autofocus when shooting movies. Not lightning fast like the Canon R, but you can work with it in reportage conditions. Sometimes the camera needs 2-3 seconds to get sharp, sometimes faster. Still, you can rely on AF tracking.

Convenience of focusing when taking photos, I would rate as average. The focus point selection process is not the most comfortable due to the average-sized viewfinder and the same average-quality screen.

About the viewfinder and screen

Looking at specs, the Fuji X-T3 and the Canon EOS R should have the same size and quality electronic viewfinders. But in fact, when looking at one or the other, the Canon R has a much larger and more comfortable viewfinder. It is worth noting that both viewfinders are quiet in low light and are comfortable to look at at high ISOs.

The Canon R's screen is larger, better quality, rotates in all directions and is fully touch-sensitive. It is clearly visible on a sunny day, which cannot be said about the Fuji X-T3 screen. Fuji's screen can be rotated up, down and slightly to the side, but cannot be folded back and used in selfie mode.

The Fuji X-T3's touch screen is only for focusing point selection. You cannot use it as a touchscreen when viewing footage or in the menu. I would say that it is, by and large, non-sensory and non-rotating.

Overall ergonomics and design

Both the external design and the internal interface of Fuji X-T3 are well thought out and understandable. Even for me, who has been shooting for years on a different system, everything quickly became clear. In just a day of using the camera, you can figure it out without instructions. That being said, the vintage design and the emphasis on tactile control deliver a unique pleasure. This is a camera for aesthetes and people nostalgic for old film cameras. I liked this aspect, although I think Canon R's control speed is more perfect.

If you've shot with Canon cameras before, then the Canon R will be very easy for you to figure out. Despite the absence of the familiar mode dial and a few redesigned buttons, this camera is intuitive and extremely ergonomic. Also very important, it has a very comfortable grip. If Fuji begs for a battery pack or some kind of additional grip, then when you pick up the Canon R, you feel like you are holding a good old and time-tested DSLR (which was partly what prompted me to buy it).

Parameters insignificant in my opinion

  • The Fuji X-T3 does not have a built-in image stabilizer. The Canon R has an electronic stabilizer.
  • The Fuji X-T3 has 2 memory card slots, the Canon R only has 1 slot.
  • Fuji shoots at 1.6 crop on cropped lenses, Canon R shoots at full frame at 1080p and at 1.74 crop in 4K, both EF and EF-S optics can be used.
  • Fuji has significantly faster battery consumption.
  • In terms of weight, the Fuji X-T3 is a little lighter than the Canon R. But neither one nor the other camera can be called light and compact. Although they are certainly smaller than the Canon 5D mark III.

Essential things

  • Fuji lenses are significantly more expensive than comparable Canon lenses. The choice of optics is much poorer.
  • The swivel screen is a huge oversight for Fuji.
  • Fuji can shoot 4K 60fps, which few will really appreciate.
  • The Canon R's 4K video quality is also very high and good, although it is inferior in detail to Fuji.
  • Canon is generally more comfortable to work with, but Fuji has a retro aesthetic.
  • Don't underestimate Fuji in view of the crop matrix, the photos are very decent.

Where to buy Fujifilm X-T3?

See why I bought this camera in addition to Canon R (and am still happy):

Should I choose Fuji or Canon?

Read more Canon EOS R review and thoughts about Fuji X-T4.

Best lenses for Fujifilm on the link.