DPReview Clarifies Fujifilm X-T3 Results and Some Lightroom/Capture One Insight

DPReview clarified why they believe the Fujifilm X-T3 has a noisier image than the X-T2 and it comes down to the processing in the camera. They believe that the faster information is read off the sensor the noisier it will get. In their estimation, this is really only a deal breaker at 25,600 and 51,200 ISO. They also found that:

  • The X-T3’s image quality is impressive at low, especially at low ISO
  • The highest ISO settings fall behind the best of its peers

I’m already enjoying the Fujifilm X-T3 for long exposures at ISO 80 myself. The pull ISO is very usable and definitely worth a try.

DPReview believes that Fujifilm strikes a good balance between sharpening/noise/detail in their RAW files with the default settings, but the Fujifilm X-T2 still has an edge.


  • Lightroom is improving their processing engine again
  • The noise performance difference should be around 1/3 stop, but the new Lightroom engine is more like a full stop
  • “increase accuracy of shadow (near-zero) values in raw files,” which can give deeper blacks and more contrast in dark regions of the image.
  • Reprocessing X-T2 files don’t account for the difference.

It looks like we will have to wait for Adobe to fully tweak their RAW engine for this new X-Trans sensor. One of the many joys of shooting X-Trans cameras.

Capture One

  • They processed in Capture One to see if there was an improvement and there was a mild one
  • With noise reduction minimized there is still a difference between the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-T3
  • Even after downscaling, the X-T3 shows more noise

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