DPReviewTV: Fujifilm X-T3 Tops Crop Sensor Shoot Out – X-T3 vs Nikon D500 vs Panasonic G9 vs Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark 2

Some think that the Fujifilm X-T3 isn’t worth the upgrade over the X-T2, but time and again the Fujifilm X-T3 is coming out on top in these kinds of comparisons. The performance bump that Fujifilm gave the X-T3 is a very noticeable one when working with the camera and everyone appreciates it since it elevated the Fujifilm X-T3 into a jack of all trades camera that does everything better than the competition.

DPRTV compared the Fujifilm X-T3 to the Nikon D500, Panasonic G9, and Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark2. My only complaint about the comparison is that I do not think the D500 has better AF than the X-T3 and DPRTV went with a presumption instead of testing to say the D500 was better at AF for sports, but I completely agree with Nikon having more glass designed for Sports, which matters. Below are some of the key points from their results.

Landscape

  1. Fujifilm X-T3: High resolution/dynamic range/good lowlight, Portable and rugged
  2. Nikon D500: Nothing mentioned
  3. Panasonic G9/Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark2 Tie: Both rugged, portable with IBIS and both have a multishot mode

Street Shooting

  1. Fujifilm X-T3: So many positives here. Sexiest looking body with a very classic feel that goes along with great performance.
  2. Panasonic G9: Panasonic has some advanced features that the OMD is missing. Better AF in general than the OMD also.
  3. Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark2: Great controls and ergonomics, but the camera is overly complicated
  4. Nikon D500: Fast AF and continuous shooting with good IQ, but too bulky

Sports

  1. Nikon D500: Undisputed champion because Nikon has a great selection of lenses and a platform that gives you more balance and stability. Probably still the best AF.
  2. Fujifilm X-T3: Great lenses for shooting sports now and insanely fast AF/burst rate.
  3. Panasonic G9: Better 4k/6k mode and plenty of great glass, but the CDAF isn’t as good as PDAF
  4. Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark2: Very fast burst rate and some interesting lenses, but procapture isn’t the best

Portraiture

  1. Fujifilm X-T3: Fujifilm cares about APS-C and they make great lenses for it and Fujifilm has great color.
  2. Nikon D500: Nikon has some great lenses, but you need a lot of space in the studio to really take advantage.
  3. Olympus OM-D: Olympus color is preferred over the Olympus and they have great portrait lenses.
  4. Panasonic G9: Only picked the OMD over it because people tend to like Olympus Colors.

Video

  1. Fujifilm X-T3: Current crush camera with 10-bit internal and 4k60p. It has ETERNA which is their favorite straight out of camera profile and the camera has great AF in video. Jordan can’t wait to see these features implemented in the Fujifilm X-H2.
  2. Panasonic G9: Takes a lot of stuff from the GH5 and has 4k60p, but a lot of the GH5’s best features are missing like an unlimited record time.
  3. Olympus OM-D: Most stable camera they have ever seen, but the variable bitrate is too low and the preamp for audio is terrible.
  4. Nikon D500: Not a very good video camera. Nothing really more to say than that.

Conclusion: The Fujifilm X-T3 is the only camera that can handle pretty much anything.

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