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

Sony A7C review

Earlier i already wrote about this camera. Now she got my review.

The novelty from Sony should amaze with its compactness in the presence of a large full-frame sensor.

What came of this?

The carcass is really compact and relatively lightweight. Below you can see the appearance of the Sony A7C.


The problem is two things:

1) selection of full-frame optics for a compact camera with an awkward grip.
2) as always with Sonya - ergonomics.

The camera came to my view with two full-frame tele-lenses (70-200mm f4 and 85mm f1.4). You can forget about compactness with such optics. The camera has a kit Sony 24-60mm f3.5-5.6 lens. This is a really smart decision. Everything else on this camera would be out of place.

The second question is the quality of the viewfinder, screen, body and buttons. In general, as always, the standard diseases of Sonya. Sony A7C reminded me of a cheap amateur crop when I picked it up. The buttons are inconveniently located, the controls are frankly lame. In particular, it is not clear to me why it was necessary to remove the wheel under the index finger ... The viewfinder looks like something from the Fujifilm X-T20 series or Canon m50 - the same tiny and uncomfortable. Only this is a full frame for 2000 dollars. We believe in full frame magic, is not it?)

What about the image quality?

When it comes to Sony cameras, its adherents start screaming about an "incredible picture" and a cool matrix that forgives any amount of crooked hands. Just take a sony with a cool matrix and nothing else is needed. After all, the matrix shoots, not the photographer, right?

So ... I tested the Sony A7C side by side with Canon EOS... From the photographs I saw about the same thing - the dynamic range, ISO, noises. Full frame behaves +/- the same as Sony and Canon.

I ran a video test at ISO 3200K for Sony - full frame, for Canon R - with crop. The image from the A4C came out less noisy, but more blurry in the shadows. I shot in the studio with one light source and shot myself at different distances. Coming closer - you get overexposure, moving further - you get a flat, noisy and underexposed image. What is the conclusion after this test? It is important how you work with lighting, not what matrix and camera you have. Far from the light source, the "picture" on both cameras looked lousy.


When thinking about buying Sony cameras, many people believe that these devices will give them unearthly images due to the coolness of their camera (back-illuminated sensor, etc. marketing crap). The problem is that it isn't. A high-quality image forms light and straight arms of the photographer /videographer... The camera is required to be comfortable and reliable. This does not apply to Sony cameras.

As a blogger camera, I would much rather recommend Fujifilm X-S10... At half the price, this crop camera produces very good video. In this case, you can use really compact optics, and not deceive yourself with another unfinished novelty from Sony.

Watch my video review of the Sony A7C:

Also read about the new "flagship" - Sony A1

About overheating in the Canon EOS R5

Only the lazy now does not kick the flagship from Canon for overheating when recording video. At the same time, people often do not even want to delve into what and how it overheats. It is enough to shout somewhere P5 heats up and that's it.

Let's look at the situation.

What's the problem?

In some modes (their minority) Canon R5 movies after a certain recording time (depends on the mode) shows the indicator of the thermometer, then removes for a while, after which the recording becomes impossible. You need to wait a while to continue recording. By waiting time: we waited about 10 minutes and recorded 10 minutes, and so on.

When does the Canon R5 overheat?

when overheating occurs in canon r5

When recording to an SD card, overheating occurs in 2 modes:

  • full-frame 4K HQ movie (about 38 minutes continuous recording time)
  • 8K video (continuous recording time about 28 minutes)

In these modes, the camera is also very battery intensive. The new native Canon LP-E6NH lasts up to 1 hour.

In what modes does overheating NOT occur?

when overheating does NOT occur in canon r5

In the modes listed below, you can write interviews, concerts, and whatever for hours. Canon R5 will not overheat or even get warm.

  • normal full-frame 4K video (no HQ mode)
  • 4K video in crop mode (similar in detail to HQ mode)
  • FullHD video in any modes

In these modes, in addition to the absence of overheating, the camera is also able to work for a long time on one battery. I was writing a gig on a Canon R5 in 4K crop mode and the battery lasted about 2 hours and 10 minutes.

How else can you write video on Canon R5 without overheating?

  • You can confidently stream to R5 in absolutely any modes. The essence of streaming is that the camera does not write video to the card. Your camera only outputs a video signal via HDMI, the computer will record and process the data.
  • You can write for hours to external recorder... The situation is similar to the previous point. When working with an external recorder, the camera does not record video, it only outputs a stream to HDMI. Canon R5 is capable of transmitting video over HDMI up to 4K 60fps.

Thus, if you are faced with a specific task, you can work comfortably with this camera. The main thing is to understand what, why and how you will be recording. For example, to record clips, you hardly need 38 minutes of continuous recording. With this kind of work, you write in short sections, which are then used for editing. So overheating won't hurt for staged clips. And for shooting interviews, you can do without 8K or 4K HQ - there are regular full-frame 4K or 4K cropped modes. Optionally, you can record 4K HQ interviews with an external recorder. By the way, long-term recording in 4K is still limited by the size of memory cards, so a recorder may be useful.

Date of writing: December 2020