Canon 850D vs 250D vs Fujifilm X-E4 review

Review-comparison Canon 850D vs Canon 250D vs Fujifilm X-E4

Let's compare Canon's entry-level DSLRs to the hobbyist Fujifilm X-E4. Let's go through the parameters of these cameras with short comments.

Canon 850D Canon 250D Fujifilm X-E4
Year of construction 2020 2019 2021
Matrix CMOS 24.1MP with Bayer filter CMOS 24.1MP with Bayer filter Back-illuminated CMOS (BSI) 26MP without filter
crop 1.6 1.6 1.5
Ñ ​​Ð º Ñ € Ð ° Ð ½ 3 in 1 036 800 points 3 in 1 036 800 points 3 inches 1 dots
viewfinder penta mirror (discounted pentaprism) with coverage of 95% of the frame, magnification 0,51 penta mirror (discounted pentaprism) with coverage of 95% of the frame, magnification 0,54 electronic with 100% frame coverage, 0,62 magnification (larger = better)
focus points 45 cross points 9 points (1 cross in the center) 425 points (mirrorless phase sensors)
AF sensitivity in dark -4 EV (level Sony A1) -0.5 (bottom level)  up to -7 EV (with f1.0 lens)
photography speed 7 fps (suitable for anything) 5 fps (braked as in Canon RP) 8 fps on the mechanical shutter, 20-30 fps on the electronic
exposure range 30 seconds - 1/4000 second 30 seconds - 1/4000 second 15 minutes - 1/4000 on the mechanical shutter, 1/32000 on the electric shutter
declared battery capacity 800 photos (Canon LP-E17) 1070 photos (Canon LP-E17) 300 photos (Fujifilm NP-W126S)
video capabilities 4K 24 / 25fps (with extra crop), FullHD 24-60fps 4K 24 / 25fps (with extra crop), FullHD 24-60fps 4K 24-30fps, FullHD 24-240fps
the weight 515g 449g 364г

By the way, the 250D can be purchased in both black and white. The 850D is only sold in black. The X-E4 comes in black and silver (like the model in the review).

Canon 850D vs Fujifilm X-E4 review

Photo with bokeshka on Canon R5 + Tamron SP 24-70 f2.8 GII

Looking at these characteristics, you can understand that Fujifilm X-E4 - a much more sophisticated camera. In almost every parameter, it surpasses the initial Kenons. But you have to understand that this is a more expensive camera and a more expensive system. If the difference in price between the Canon 850D and the Fujifilm X-E4 may seem insignificant against the background of the advantages of a mirrorless camera, then the difference in price of cropped Canon EF-S optics and Fujinon optics will be quite tangible. However, the X-E4 is usually taken with the kit Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 and is not soared (better to take with the second version of the pancake). The X-E4 is such a high-tech soap box that you can put in your pocket and carry with you wherever you go.

Canon 850D vs 250D vs Fujifilm X-E4 review

Inexpensive DSLRs from Canon have a more user-friendly design, a bunch of buttons, a full-touch screen, very capacious batteries... The Canon 850D and 250D are easier to learn and can handle a wider range of tasks. Yes and choice of optics much wider and more economical.

Canon 850D vs 250D vs Fujifilm X-E4 review

On kenon DSLRs you can bomb the gardens, shoot cheap commerce, attach a bunch of used optics with Canon EF mount and enjoy savings at every step. These are the most economical options among modern cameras. They can also write 4K, albeit with a strong crop and lousy autofocus. Fuijfilm is more of a fun and entertainment camera for those who are willing to pay for it. It feels more expensive and premium in the hand. The buttons are not intuitive, but you will get used to it over time. The logic is there and you can configure this camera for your convenience.

These devices are designed for different consumers. In general, as they say, everything is tailored to your tasks.

More details in my video review Canon 850D vs Canon 250D vs Fujifilm X-E4:

Also see the comparison: FF vs Crop - Nikon vs Fujifilm

Date of writing: April 2021

Review of Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f / 2.8 N medium format lens for M645

Mamiya Sekor 80mm f2.8 - vintage medium format lens for Mamiya 645 cameras with a film size of 6 x 4,5 cm. That is, it covers a much larger area of ​​the frame than modern Fujifilm Medium Format Cameras.

I tested this lens on a full frame, on a crop, and also on an interesting medium format adapter Vizelex Rhinocam (which I will talk about separately).


It is a well-built metal lens with manual aperture and focus rings. To mount on cameras with Canon EF mount, you need such an adapter.

What are your impressions of the Mamiya-Sekor C 1: 2.8 f = 80mm?

Full frame - this is a nice soft-painting portrait. It has very decent detail. There are no problems with sharpness. But on the other hand, this is not a “ringing” lens. Now everyone is chasing the maximum micro-contrast and razor sharpness, this is not about Mamia. And I don’t think this is bad.

Sample photos on Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f / 2.8 + Canon R5

The bokeh is pleasant despite the complex background.

Lenses such as Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L IIThe Sigma 40mm f1.4 ART, gives you the ultimate in detail and maximum contrast. But for portraits, I consider these qualities superfluous.

For portrait photography, I really liked the Mamiya-Sekor C 80mm f 2.8 N. The soft pattern and pleasant bokeh create a very pleasant photography experience.

An integral minus - manual focus... It is inconvenient, it takes time and you can miss some points, which of course limits the scope of such optics.

This lens has a color shift that needs to be taken into account when processing RAW files.

For more details, see my video review:

Do you need medium format?

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