Fujifilm X-t20

With the naked eye, it’s hard to tell an X-T20 from an X-T10. For a centrally located APS-C case, its compactness still surprises and its unique proportions give it a cheerful side that inspires confidence, immediately returning to the rich photographic past of the brand and the great hours of silver photography. Compared to the predecessor, only three physical elements change. The video trigger button has now become a Fn soft key. The exposure compensation dial moves to a position that allows you to move up to +/- 5 EV. On the back, the Fn key has disappeared body and soul. Connectivity side, nothing new: a classic USB 2.0, a mini-HDMI, a remote control socket, a compartment SD UHS-I – while the X-T2 has two UHS-II compartments – and a “new” NP battery -W126S. The X-T20 however accepts NP-W126 from X-T10, and vice versa. Oh, and forget the tropicalization, which remains reserved for the X-T2.

Continue reading “Fujifilm X-t20”

Fujifilm X-Pro2

The X-Pro2 takes again one of the great strengths of its predecessor which is its design, it has hardly been modified, just retouched to be brought up to date. Indeed, approaching and holding the device in hand, this professional hybrid is not without reproach. The quality of general manufacture is so good that the rare snags stand out all the better. Lack of luck, the two imperfections that we will highlight are related to two very important control elements: the exposure control and the rear joystick, both too loose.

Continue reading “Fujifilm X-Pro2”

Fujifilm X-H1

The X-H1 adopts a robust build, thicker than that of the X-T2 and owes its overweight its magnesium alloy chassis 25% thicker. It also takes the physical form of the middle medium format GFX 50s, the handle well hollow to ensure a good grip. We find with pleasure the small screen of control, located on the right shoulder, very practical to keep an eye on the current settings. The physical dials of sensitivity and shutter speed ensure the manual handling so specific to Fujifilm, and whether we like or not according to his tastes. The X-H1 hybrid also benefits from all-weather construction to resist dust, moisture and temperatures down to -10 ° C.

Continue reading “Fujifilm X-H1”

Fujifilm X-E3

The Fujifilm X-E3 is getting a new look. More minimalist, it is modernized without abandoning the aesthetic retro own brand, complemented by excellent quality of manufacture. The screen has been deported to the left. Three main keys and a small joystick are located on his right. Two shortcut keys complete the set. The clover of choice on the X-E2 has disappeared to make room for a wider textured grip. It is certainly more practical to hold firmly the device, but we regret the clover which, in our opinion, facilitates the access to certain settings or the navigation within the menus. It’s a new habit to take.

Continue reading “Fujifilm X-E3”

Fujifilm X-T2

The X-T2 takes the vintage lines of its predecessor, the X-T1, which still seduce us as much. The hybrid looks like a small silver SLR is a bit taller and stockier than its predecessor, but still relatively lightweight. Ergonomic rearrangements are subtle, but just. A joystick that selects the AF point replaces the shortcut key Q, which is located in place of the Focus Assist key. The Exposure Compensation dial now includes a customizable C position, the ISO sensitivity dial has been enhanced, and conceals video mode access. The gear wheel displays a mechanical shutter at 1/8000 s, against 1/4000 s for its predecessor. If the three adjustment dials seem rather impressive, they will comfort all users accustomed to the brand and delight the followers of the physical and manual keys. The most important settings are immediately accessible and limit the use of the menu. It’s a good thing and saves time for all the photographers of the moment.

Continue reading “Fujifilm X-T2”