fujifilm x100v vs xe4 vs xs10

Review-comparison Fujifilm X100V vs Fujifilm X-E4 vs Fujifilm X-S10

I'll tell you about three modern cameras from Fujifilm.

Where do we start?

  • First, you need to understand that they all shoot the same way. Don't assume that the X100V has any difference in photo / video quality from the X-E4 or X-S10. They have the same sensors and the same image processing / reading. They will differ in the picture ONLY due to different lenses.
  • Secondly, the main differences between them relate exclusively to design. He will be discussed in this article.

In general, all these cameras are positioned by the manufacturer as amateur in the Fujifilm line, therefore, in each of them, the functionality is cut down on trifles. So for example, X100V writes video in fragments of 10 minutes (X-S10 writes video for 30 minutes). All of these cameras have F-Log, but it is written in 8 bits, so when you apply loot, an unpleasant posterization can appear. To summarize, the restrictions apply to video filming and buttons. For a photographer, the possibilities are exactly the same. The differences, again, are in the design. Fujifilm's Crop Cameras for Maximum Video Capability are Presented in Models X-T3 and X-T4.

Fujifilm X100V

X100V can be called X-Pro3 with a non-replaceable lens.

  1. This camera, like the X-Pro3, is equipped with a hybrid rangefinder optical / electronic viewfinder.
  2. The second feature is a fixed 23mm f2.0 pancake lens.
  3. The third feature is the built-in electronic neutral density (ND) filter, which dampens approximately 3 stops of exposure. Nice to play with, but if you really need an ND filter, you need to buy it and wind it up separately.

 

fujifilm x100v

The coolness of this lens is in its compactness. Similar Fujinon XF 23mm f2.0 larger if purchased separately.

fujifilm x100vThe lens is similar in form factor to the XF 27mm f2.8, supplied as a kit for the X-E4, but it has a faster f2.0 aperture and a slightly wider angle of view.

Fujifilm X100V has a flip-up screen that moves in only one plane.

fujifilm x100vI was pleased with the autofocus mode switch on the side of the camera. The X-E4 and X-S10 lack it.

Fujifilm X-E4

The X-E4 is the most compact of the cameras in this roundup. At the same time, she has the least comfortable grip - the payback for compactness. But this camera can be put in your pocket if you use the stock Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 lens.

As you can see in the photo below, the screen can be folded back to shoot video in selfie mode.

fujifilm x-e4All three cameras are equipped with USB-type C, micro Hdmi and microphone input. I would like to remind you that the model X-pro3 lacks HDMI output.
The Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 lens disappointed me with focusing in video mode. Sitting down and writing a video blog with AF tracking with these optics is a bad idea. The focus is constantly walking back and forth. For photographers, AF is buzzing, but it will work :)

By the way, my X-E4 overheated while recording 4K video after 19 and a half minutes. But this is not a bad result considering that the X-E3 only withstood about 7 minutes of 4K video recording.

Fujifilm X-E4 also received a very minimalistic design. Here they removed the wheel under the thumb (in the X-E3 it was) and the AF type switching in front. Buttons for setting everything in a row are desperately lacking, but enough for amateur photography.

fujifilm x-e4 buttons

Fujifilm X-S10

The X-S10 is positioned by the manufacturer as a blogging camera for video recording. So it is.

fujifilm x-s10

But it will also delight photographers with a comfortable grip. I find the grip on this camera to be the most comfortable of Fujifilm's crop cameras. Even the X-T4 holds up worse than the X-S10. But this same grip makes the camera a little bigger than the X-E4 and you definitely won't put it in your pocket.

A very nice difference between the X-S10 is a fully rotatable screen, which is a rarity for Fujifilm cameras.

fujifilm x-s10This screen makes the model really attractive for video content creators. It barely overheats when recording in 4K. I had a couple of cases in six months, but this was due to the included matrix stabilizer... By the way, I forgot to say that it is here, but in the other two models it is not. Well, okay. I don't pay much attention to this technology, because it does not fundamentally change anything.

In terms of controls, the X-S10 has quite a few buttons relative to the X100V and X-E4. But after X-T3 I personally lacked many controls. But I'm used to it. So, everything is learned by comparison.

Total

There is no such thing as the best camera. For example, I sincerely do not consider the X-T4 the best in the lineup, although it is a flagship with the maximum of everything that is possible for a crop. Moreover, the X-T4 is the leader among crop cameras not only by Fujifilm, but also among other brands. But for me this camera is too big and bulky. The cameras in this review are much more compact and lightweight.

The choice of a specific model depends on your needs and requirements. And also from such a factor as simply like / dislike, lies in the hand / does not lie in the hand.

More details about these cameras can be found in my video review:

If you have a need for advice on choosing a camera, then I provide such a service. Read more here.

Review of Fringer EF-FX II adapter for Canon EF lenses to Fuji X-mount

If you have a Fujifilm camera with a Fuji X-mount (X-T3, X-T4, X-S10 and many others), then you probably felt the problem of the high cost of native optics for this system.

One way to solve this problem is to purchase an adapter to use the cheaper Canon lenses on a Fujifilm system.

Canon-Fujifilm adapters are different

The Fringer adapter is just one of the options, and it's not the cheapest one. A slightly more inexpensive option is VILTROX EF-FX1 adapter.

Moreover, there is both a conventional autofocus adapter and Viltrox speedbooster for Fujialmost eliminating the crop factor. The problem with it is that it also relieves you of autofocus, which is not at all interesting. Autofocus is declared there, but in fact it does not work normally.

Let's go back to Fringer EF-FX II adapter... I'll tell you why I chose it.

Why Fringer EF-FX II?

After conducting a thorough research of the adapter market, I was convinced that the best autofocus is preserved with the Fringer adapter. Its closest competitor Viltrox at the time of my research was frankly inferior in AF quality. Perhaps at the moment the situation has leveled off. You can find out only by purchasing both adapters and comparing them (which I am not planning to do). Both adapters are equipped with a micro-usb connector for firmware updates, with which the manufacturer adds support for new Canon lenses and fixes old bugs.

The Fringer EF-FX II adapter is available in two versions: EF-FX II and EF-FX PRO II... The “PRO” version for professionals features an aperture ring, just like the original Fujifilm optics. It's a matter of taste - whether to overpay for it or not. If you do a good search, you can also find the cheaper first Fringer EF-FX adapter without the II digit. But not worth it, it will work worse.

So how does the Fringer EF-FX II autofocus work with Canon lenses?

The results of their tests with the camera Fujifilm X T3 I have outlined in this video:

If you add up, then everything is fine for photography. Canon lenses that I tested can be safely used for photography on Fujifilm X-mount cameras.

But with video filming, not everything is so smooth. Tracking autofocus works well. I shot with confidence with the Canon EF 35mm f2 IS on a Fuji X-T3 and a gimbal. It monitors well and a good bundle comes out with the camera installed on the gimbal. There are problems if you want to shoot with eye focusing for extended periods of time. I have tried many times to shoot for your YouTube channel with Canon optics on Fujifilm cameras and I will say that the result is unpredictable. There were videos where the camera with the adapter worked with a bang and the focus remained on me. And there were where the focus crawled back and forth and went to the background.

From my experience, where autofocus with the Fringer adapter did not work at all, these are the Canon EF 24mm f2.8 IS USM and Canon EF 15-85 3.5-5.6 IS USM lenses. In general, on the website of the adapter manufacturer, there is a list of supported optics. Over time, this list grows. By the way, someone wrote to me that the Viltrox adapter supports EF 15-85 3.5-5.6 IS. Again, the Viltrox website also has a list of supported optics.

Conclusions: should you buy the Fringer EF-FX II adapter?

If you only need lenses for photography, then yes - you can. If for video filming, then it is worth considering who and how you will shoot. Such a combo is not suitable for shooting yourself, tk. focus on the eyes is unpredictable during prolonged work. If you act as an operator and shoot someone, not yourself, then you can use such an adapter, because you can correct its work at any time.

The main audience who are interested in such an adapter, I consider the owners of Canon optics, who want to adapt it to Fujifilm. Because buying a camera from scratch and relying on third-party lenses is not quite the correct formulation of the question.

I made sure that Viltrox lenses for Fujifilm they work excellently in autofocus and the AF quality sometimes even surpasses the native Fujifilm optics. Therefore, if you need a fast prime lens, then it is much more reasonable to buy Viltrox on the native Fujifilm X-mount, and not to play with Canon adapters and lenses. So, for example, I have already repeatedly conducted many hours of streams with a lens Viltrox 23mm f1.4 and tracking autofocus on the eyes did not fail. When working through an adapter, the performance of such a task is a big question.

In addition, Canon's full-frame lenses with an adapter make the camera bulky, heavy and unaesthetic. Therefore, I repeat, it makes sense if you already have such optics in stock and do not want to duplicate it by purchasing expensive Fujinon optics.

Where I see the point in the adapter - these are telephones. At Fujifilm, they look frankly losing in terms of price / quality ratio. Canon has some great lenses that Fujifilm can't match in price / quality, these are Canon EF 70-200 f4L IS и Canon EF 135mm f2L... Fuji's counterparts are significantly more expensive. By the way, the optical stabilizer works fine through the adapter. As a budget option from telephoto cameras, I recommend Canon EF-S 55-250 f4.5-5.6 IS STM.

Also read about autofocus adapter Viltrox EF-GFX (Canon optics in medium format).

 

 

fujinon 23mm f2 vs viltrox 23mm f1.4

Fujinon XF 23mm f / 2.0 vs Viltrox AF 23mm f / 1.4 review

23mm cropped - very convenient and popular focal length. This is the 35mm equivalent at full frame. Only depth of field will be greater.

The lens with 23mm is an excellent kit for street photography, reportage photography, and in general a good lens for all occasions. I find a 23mm crop prime lens to be much better than a bulky under-zoom. Sigma 18-35mm f1.8... In fact, 23mm does the same thing, but weighs less and can have a higher aperture.

Therefore, you should take a closer look at the heroes of our review:

fujinon 23mm f2 vs viltrox 23mm f1.4

Fujinon XF 23mm f / 2.0 Key Features

  • Sharp always
  • Not cheap
  • Very compact and lightweight
  • Aperture only f2.0

Key features of the Viltrox AF 23mm f / 1.4

  • Sharp center, edges closed only
  • Inexpensive
  • Medium in size and weight
  • Good aperture, more bokeh

My favourite - Viltrox AF 23mm f / 1.4, I constantly shoot my reviews for youtube and I drive streams.

For more details, see my review:

Let me remind you that the Viltrox 23mm f1.4 is now available for Canon EOS Mwhich is cool of course.

I also compared Fujinon 23mm f1.4 vs Viltrox 23mm f1.4 and Fujinon 56 f1.2 versus Viltrox 56 f1.4:

In Ukraine, I recommend this shop to buy Fujifilm lenses.

I also have overview of the entire line of Viltrox 23, 33, 56, 85.