Fujifilm X-T4 and More vs The New Sony a7C

Sony is pushing camera and optical engineers to do more with their latest camera the Sony a7C, which seems to be targeting the high-end APS-C market of cameras that Fujifilm currently dominates. I published the first accurate size comparison here, but now camera size has added the Sony a7C to their comparison tool so I can also do accurate lens comparisons now too.

When comparing the Sony a7C to Fujifilm at 35mm the systems become very close in size when using the latest Samyang 35mm f/1.8 lens, which compares well to the Fujinon XF23mm f/2 and XF23mm f/1.4. On the other hand, the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 is quite a bit larger and heavier, but it is likely a better lens than the Samyang 35mm f/1.8.

For the popular focal length of 50mm Sony has the FE 50mm f/1.8 that again compares well to the Fujinon XF35mm f/1.4, but isn’t quite as small as the XF35mm f/2. If you step up to the superior Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 than the Sony camera system once again becomes quite large and heavy, but the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 is a great lens by all accounts.

85mm is probably the most interesting of all to compare though because Sigma just released a new 85mm f/1.4 lens designed for mirrorless cameras that is very compact and lightweight. You can see the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 below with the hood on, but if you picture the hood removed it is very similar in size to Fujifilm’s Fujinon 56mm f/1.2 on body. Even the older Sony 85mm GM on the end compares pretty well in size, but not weight.

Fujifilm is going to have to step up their engineering to compete with Sony in my opinion, because this focus on compact full-frame from Sony and even Sigma is going be a disrupter in the camera market. Maybe we will see Fujifilm slowly refresh their old prime lenses with more compact designs in the future since there are quite a few older lenses now, but we will see. As for zooms, Sony isn’t close to Fujifilm in size and weight if you compare zoom lenses, but Tamron is trying to change that with their incredibly unique zoom lenses that are compact, fast, and sharp.

Below you can see the current Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM attached to the minuscule Sony a7C. Sony’s option here is very large and heavy, but the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 really brings the size and weight down to almost the Fujinon XF16-55mm f/2.8. Fujifilm also has two other compact options the XC16-50mm and XF16-80mm f/4 which is a new compact design from Fujifilm so maybe we will see a smaller updated 16-55mm f/2.8 soon.

Sony has some other zoom options in this range like their new FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 which actually is very small and light, but then we have to get into a lot of other features like IBIS etc… The point being that even full-frame zooms are starting to come down in size quite a bit with some compromises and there weight is getting better too.

Don’t get me wrong I do not think Sony can really endanger Fujifilm until they make their cameras more enjoyable to use and from what I have heard the Sony a7C isn’t quite up there with cameras like the Sony a7III for AF performance, but that is all coming. Competition is good for consumers and I can’t wait to see how Sony’s latest announcement forces Fujifilm to step up and meet the challenge.

Maybe we will see some price reductions in addition to size reductions and more IBIS in the future. There are certainly a lot of ways Fujifilm can fend off Sony and continue to grow against them. Fujifilm still has the superior product, but they need to take the a7C seriously. The Fujifilm X-T4 is a very polished camera that performs well in all respects, while the Sony a7C does have some limitations in this generation that might be baked into the price point.

Fujifilm X-T4: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

Fujifilm X-T30: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujifilm X-E3: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Sony a7C: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

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Fujifilm Fall Savings Starts Today

Fujifilm GFX50R (Save $1000): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujifilm X-T3 (Save $500):
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Fujifilm X-T3 + Grip (Save $500):
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Fujifilm X-T3 + 18-55mm + Grip (Save $500):
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Fujifilm X-T3 + 16-80mm (Save $500):
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Fujifilm X-E3 (Save $200) Remaining Stock:
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Fujifilm X-T200 (Save $250): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujifilm X100F (Save $300): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon Lenses
XF 35mm F1.4 R (save $100): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
XF 56mm F1.2 R (save $150): B&H Photo / Amazon  / Adorama
XF 90mm F2 R LM WR (save $150): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Battery Banks For Fujifilm Cameras
Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
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other more affordable options

New Apple Mac Pro: B&H Photo
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Brenizer Technique With Fujinon XF50mm f/1 R LM WR

Above John Branch shows how to do the Brenizer technique with the Fujinon XF50mm f/1 R LM WR. The Brenizer technique gives you a wide field of view while providing telephoto bokeh similar to medium format. For the demo photo, he does in this video he uses 24 photos for the Brenizer Technique starting with a safety photo of a decent composition and including photos from all around the subject that is later stitched together and then cropped in Lightroom.

Fujinon XF50mm f/1 R LM WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

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New Pergear 35mm f/1.2

Pergear announced another affordable lens called the Pergear 35mm f/1.2 and you can get one on Amazon now, but supplies are limited.

  • 【Appearance】Full metal body, Compact and Lightweight, only 210g
  • 【TPU material】TPU material makes it more durable and can be used in extreme temperatures, -50 ℃ –120 ℃. Tear resistance is significantly better than traditional rubber materials
  • 【Ideal diaphragm 】6 Elements in 5 Groups;Ideal Aperture with 10 Diaphragm Blades
  • 【Multi-MC Layer Coating】 Increasing the light transmission, which reduces flare and ghosting and give you a greater contrast and color accuracy

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Sony’s New Full Frame X-E Impersonator The Sony a7C is Impressive

The new Sony a7C leaked last night over at Sonyaddict and I noticed how close the new Sony a7C and Fujifilm X-E3 are in size so I decided to make the above accurate size comparison. Both cameras are 24mp and both have a 3″ rear touch screen, but the Sony a7C has a significantly larger battery than the Fujifilm X-E3 and it still has IBIS plus shoots at 10 fps and the screen is fully articulating.

As for the size and weight comparison

Sony a7C
124 × 71.1 × 59.7mm

Fujifilm X-E3
121.3 x 73.9 x 42.7 mm
337 g

As for how the size and weight compare the Fujfiilm X-E3 is still lightest by 172g. The X-E3 is even a little taller than the a7C by 2.8mm, but the Sony a7C is wider by 2.7mm and deeper by 17mm, which is probably mostly in the grip to hold the Sony’s new large NP-FZ100 battery.

This gives us some hope that the Fujifilm X-E line will get IBIS sooner than later, maybe even in the Fujifilm X-E4. Fujifilm could also use its new Fujifilm NP-W235 battery in the grip like Sony does to keep the body from getting too big.

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Godox V1 Firmware 1.2 For Fujifilm Now Available

Godox V1 Firmware 1.2 Improvements For Fujifilm

  1. To add the lock function by pressing the MODE button for 2 seconds.
  2. To replace the display sign “Slave” with “RX”

You can download the update from Godox’s firmware page here

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Godox V1: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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