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.

Fujifilm X-PRO3 review - back to film

The name of this camera contains the word "PRO", which means everything is serious. Although, oddly enough, the camera is inherently amateur. But amateur - in the good sense of the word. For those who love photography. And not just a photograph, but precisely yearns for the film era.

Fujifilm XPro3 Is a digital mirrorless camera that will immerse you in the world of film photography. Something like this. It is designed to give you a sense of nostalgia.

Fujifilm XPro3 exterior with lens Fujinon XF 23mm f2.0 you can appreciate in my photos:

The rangefinder viewfinder is a specific thing. I'm used to working with DSLRs and mirrorless... The rangefinder viewfinder is the predecessor to the DSLR viewfinder. Fujifilm XPro3 implements hybrid electronic and optical rangefinder viewfinder... It's hard to explain. Everything becomes clear when you take the camera in hand. She has her own charm. But it is not for everyone, as is its value.

For the price of Xpro3 you can buy X-T4 or Canon rand there will still be money left for a good lens cap. So the camera is inexpensive. Honestly, I would not buy such a camera for myself. But I understand those who still buy. This is a unique camera for aesthetes and connoisseurs of retro photography. But at the same time, inside this model is stuffed with all the current technologies from Fujifilm, except perhaps matrix stabilizer... Well, okay. The camera is still special in its own way.

See more in my Fujifilm XPro3 video review:

Also see review on Fujifilm X-S10

Compact mirrorless cameras 2020/2021

I would like to share my thoughts on perhaps the most popular category of cameras - compact mid-range cameras with interchangeable lenses and an APS-C sensor size.

The following models participated in my video review:

In general, I want to say that all cameras are usable. The choice of a specific model is more reduced not to “which camera shoots better?”, But to the ease of use and the choice of optics for a specific system.

conclusions

  • Disappointed me the most Canon M50 mark II... I really expected to see a working autofocus in 4K there. But no, alas. Good AF when recording with this camera is only available in FullHD. There are slight differences from the first version (for example, the ability to shoot vertical video for Instagram), but globally nothing has changed relative to the original Canon M50. However, the price of the new product will not differ from the first one. Over time, she will simply replace it. It should be borne in mind that this is also the most inexpensive camera in our review.

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  • Canon M6 mark II Is one of my favorites. The camera has the best ergonomics in my opinion. The maximum number of wheels, large buttons in the right places, full-fledged touch control - this gives you the feeling of traveling in an expensive car, where everything is thought out to the smallest detail. The downside is the least detailed 4K video of all cameras. The M50 writes 4K with crop and essentially no autofocus, but the detail is higher there. Fuji and Nikon also have better video sharpness than the M6 ​​MK II.

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  • Fujifilm X-S10 - my camera, which I recently bought myself instead X-T3... I must tell you, if you are serious about video shooting, the Fujifilm X-T3 will be the smartest choice on the market right now. In terms of price / performance ratio, this is the best model. The X-S10 bribed me with its swivel screen, comfortable grip and low weight. It is a compact and pleasant camera. Although, when it comes to settings, Canon cameras are still easier and more convenient to operate.

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  • Nikon Z50 pleased with the largest and brightest screen of all models in this review, and, in principle, in its segment. On the downside, for me personally, Nikon camera control is not intuitive. But I understand that this is a matter of habit. An objective disadvantage is a small selection of native optics for mirrorless crops on this system. With an adapter for mirror optics, there will of course be more possibilities. I think the camera will be in demand among nikonists, tk. continues the glorious traditions of this brand.

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One way or another, choosing any camera from this review, you will not be mistaken.

Also read about DSLRs vs mirrorless.