Comparison of the Sony A6500 and the Fujifilm X-T2 in …

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Comparison of the Sony A6500 and the Fujifilm X-T2 in terms of professional use

Last week, I published a review about the use of the Fuji X-T10 in a weekend trip. I want to extrapolate my observations by comparing the Sony A6500 vs the Fujifilm X-T2 for professional use. Here we have in view of the word “professional” getting paid orders, and not shooting masterpieces (since high-quality photos are experienced and talented photographer can shoot on the Fujifilm X-M1 and the Sony A3500).

So, suppose the photographer every day takes pictures of weddings, Love Story, christenings and weddings, birthdays and matinees in kindergarten. I think that in comparing the X-T2 and the A6500, Fuji will be preferable.

Firstly, the presence of fast zooms for APS-C in FujiFilm X model range – the system turns out to be more light and compact than Sony with full-frame lenses.

Secondly, larger sizes – it’s more convenient to hold the camera. In the Fujifilm X-T10 test, I noted that with the Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR X, it started to “twist” my palm after a while. On both mirrorless, you can put a battery grip that will improve ergonomics in practice, but outwardly, the shape of the larger X-T2, in my opinion, is more convenient if you need to carry a camera for days.

Third, slow memory cards for Sony A6500: the slot only for Memory Stick Duo/SD-cards. Unlike it, the Fujifilm X-T2 can use incomparably faster UHS-II, i.e. continuous shooting will be faster, recording video in 4K format is also easier.

Fourthly, the death defect of the Sony A6500 is only one slot for memory cards. Imagine, you received an order to shoot a wedding in the Seychelles, the customer paid for the flight, hotel accommodation… You shot the Love Story, the wedding party… and the card faded and the photos disappeared. Oh, you will be drown in the sea right there! I think that having a 2-card slot is a huge, vital advantage of the Fujifilm X-T2, if you compare these two mirrorless cameras for professional use.

Fifth, the ISO setting in the X-T2 is made by the disk on the case, in the A6500 – through the menu. Hence, the photographer who shoots at Fuji will miss out on interesting frames, since the setting of shooting parameters is faster.

Sixthly, the control of the choice of points of autofocus on the Fuji X-T2 is performed by a special joystick. Simply more convenient.

Seventh, Sony’s screen is only folding, in Fuji case – it turns in another plane. If you use the camera to shoot video reviews and you self are in the frame (self-video), then on the X-T2 you can see if you got into focus, the A6500 will not have such an opportunity.

In general, if for a travel-photo, for personal use the Sony A6500 can be considered as a competitor to the Fujifilm X-T2, then for the sake of money, it seems to me that it has much fewer strengths…

P.S. Please see the video with another arguments why the X-T2 surpasses A6500.

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My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
Alexander, thank you and for your compliments! As for your question, I will support Alessandro: indeed, there is the same X-Trans CMOS III sensor in the Fujifilm X-T20, the Fujifilm X-T2, the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and the Fujifilm X100f models, as well as in the recently announced the Fujifilm X-E3. Accordingly, the image quality of all 5 models will be the same.

The only difference is that the Fuji X100F has a non-removable lens with a focal length of 23 mm, and on the other cameras, lenses can be changed, thereby reaching a change the perspective in the picture. At the focal length of the FL=23 mm, the picture will be absolutely identical.

If we compare the Fuji X100F and the Fuji X-E3, in my opinion, there is no significant difference between those two cameras, and I would choose the X-E3 model, because if you buy the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens, then it will be almost compact as the X100f, but the owner of the X-E3 does not need to be able to change the lens at his will. Over time, the photographer may want to take wide-angle lens 10 mm or a telephoto lens, for example. Fuji have a pancake Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 with thickness of 23 mm as a replacement, Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR.

To date, the Fuji X-E3 body on the Russian market is worth 56’000 rubles (Yandex-Market) plus a prime Fuji 27mm f/2.8 for 29’000 rubles. Summ price of the set is 85’000 rubles. For the Fuji X100f they ask 90’000 rubles.

The differences between the models Fujifilm X100F and Fujifilm X-E3 are as follows:

1) The location of the disks and buttons is similar. However the Fuji X100f has the doubled ISO and shutter speed disc like the Fujifilm X-Pro2, and conversely the Fuji X-E3 – the shutter speed is adjusted by a separate disc..

2) The X100f model has a hybrid viewfinder (OVF + EVF) similar to the Fujifilm X-Pro2, and the X-E3 has only EVF. I do not know how much the hybrid version is better than electronic one. Recently I photographed a photo report with the compact Fujifilm X30, I did not meet problems with the viewfinder.

3) The mirrorless Fujifilm X-E3 has a touch screen – you can select the focus point, focusing and select 4 different functions with one touch. What are these functions is set in the menu. In the compact Fujifilm X100f the screen is normal.

4) The difference between these two cameras is in the video capture format. The Fuji X-E3 can shoot videos in 4K format (24, 25 and 30 fps with a bitrate of 100 Mbps, and this format is without APS-C like on the Fujifilm X-T20. Therefore, the image is not as clear as on the Fujifilm X- T2 (see the comparative overview above.) The Fuji X100f compact camera can only provide Full HD video at up to 60 fps .

5) On the work of autofocus – I read in the reviews that the number of points and AF modes of both models are the same: 91 or 325 points, but the X-E3 has two additional settings. Unlike the X100f, the autofocus system can track objects that move 2 times faster and have 2 times smaller dimensions. Another difference – in the focus settings of the Fujifilm X-E3, you can set the sensitivity and speed, depending on the behavior of the subject. It is also said that the lens built into the X100f does not focus so quickly… The reason is that the lens model has not changed since the introduction of the Fuji X100 in 2011. Moreover, the owner of the X-E3 can use more modern optics with the best AF, fast and quiet internal mechanism. Even the prime Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR is considered better than the built-in X100f lens. Under the link above from the photo walk-in along with the Fujifilm X30, I gave a video showing the speed and accuracy of the focus operation – I’m satisfied. I do not think that the Fujifilm X100f has the worst autofocus then the X30…

6) The mirrorless camera Fujifilm X-E3 has a mechanical shutter, which can shoot with a shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds. In the compact Fujifilm X100f is installed another model with a shutter speed of 1/4000 seconds. In the electronic shutter mode, both cameras provide 1/32000 seconds.

7) Two models have WiFi, but in the X-E3 there is also Bluetooth, which constantly keeps in touch with the camera and phone, automatically transmits pictures, if the corresponding application is open.

Conclusion: the difference between the bodies is not so significant. The image quality is the same as that of the Fujifilm X-T2 images presented in this review. It’s all about usability, plans for the future. I think the concept of these cameras is different.

The Fujifilm X100f designated for wealthy amateur photographers, who are important in compactness, who are not going to acquire more lenses. Perhaps the Fuji X100f they have is the second camera, which is necessary for trips to business trips, etc.

The Fujifilm X-E3 is a model for those who need small size and dimensions, but who is thinking about expanding the optics park in the future, giving the photographer more creative possibilities.

My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
I mean that if it is not a technological limitation, but Fuji really would like to save on taxes (as car manufacturers do by reducing engine power), then the manufacturer does not cost anything to release a separate version of Fujifilm X-T2, calling it Fujifilm X-T3 (or whatever) which will be free of this limitation, and that will cost more than the value of the tax itself.

My friend used to shoot on the full-frame Nikon D800 and now he starts to use the Fujifilm X-T2. What is the result?
That’s what Paul Chertalev said about heating the Fuji X-T2 when shooting video:

“The camera really heats up: if 10-15 minutes to shoot video in 4K format, it overheats. I was annoyed. I shot dances at a concert, and not more than 4 performances managed to shoot in 4K. Then it had to move to Full HD video”.