There has been a lot of buzz online about a little rumor that the Fujifilm X-H2 was canceled. I personally know a few people that have been waiting for the X-H2. I was even considering skipping the X-T3 to wait for the X-H2. But I have a few ideas about what could be happening.
I've just wrapped up some of my memory card benchmarks in the Sony A7rIV and noticed something very interesting and exciting. Sony has dramatically improved the speed of UHS-II memory cards in their mirrorless cameras. A few cards in the Sony A7rIV are now clearing the buffer at a rate of about 200MB/s which is very similar to the XQD speeds in the Nikon Z7.
Canon and Nikon sales have dropped about 17% year-over-year. A lot of journalist ( dirty dirty smear merchants ) have been cherry picking statistics to push the doom and gloom narrative to make these camera companies look like they are in trouble, with the usual intent to make Sony look like it's the new market leader and to make Canon and Nikon look like they are run by a bunch of idiots. It's a fun narrative to push and people lap it up. In this article, I want to try to shed some light on what is actually happening, what Canon and Nikon are doing and what we will expect to see moving forward.
I reported in my Fuji X-T3 review strange pixels appearing in the LCD and EVF. Now with some comments I'm seeing other people are having the same issue. You won't see this issue if you're just casually shooting with autofocus lenses and you won't see it and indoor lighting conditions or in low light. To simulate this issue, you will have to be looking at the 100% cropped in view of the LCD or EVF and you need to point the camera into bright light, or if there is very bright colors like a blue sky. Blue skies are actually the best way to see these strange pixels in the Fujifilm X-T3.
The moment has arrived. The Fujifilm X-T3 is officially announced! I want to say this is Fujifilm's flagship camera but it's actually not. This is their photography centric camera with incredible video specs, shooting 4k video at 60fps with 10-bit 4:2:0 internal recording and 4:2:2 external recording with a 400Mbps codec. That pretty much just killed GH5s and marks X-T3 as the best mirrorless hybrid camera for video.