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Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-T2 Which Camera Should You Buy

Fujifilm is one of my favourite camera companies for a number of reasons. They continually develop new and interesting products and the Fuji X-T2 was noted as being one of the best APS-C cameras when it first came out. More recently, Fuji released their update, the Fuji X-T3 which now begs the question, is it a worthy upgrade?

 

In our latest video we compare the X-T2 to the X-T3 and aim to answer this question. Looking at just the spec sheets, one can assume that the X-T3 is simply a minor update. Sure the new camera does boast much better video features like 4k 60p which is incredibly useful. Other then that, it’s difficult to tell what the major improvements are. In the video above we put both cameras through a number of tests to see how good the X-T3 is compared to the older and still a fan favourite the X-T2. Personally I think that just based on the video features alone it may be worth spending that little extra to get the upgrade. Of course, your mileage may vary and if you’re just interested in the photography features then the new camera may not be as appealing as the cheaper older model.

Check out the full video to see how they both compare to one another and let me know what you think.

Fujifilm Instax SQ20 vs Instax SQ6 Comparison Review

In the last few years, the popularity of Instax cameras has really soared. As a market segment for Fujifilm, the Instax division it’s now approaching a billion dollars in revenue. This is huge and I can see precisely why that is the case. Instax cameras are a whole heap of fun.

My favorite camera is is the Instax SQ6 because this camera is a true medium format, square film camera, that produces beautiful looking images. Recently, however, Fujifilm sent me their latest flagship the Instax SQ20. Unlike the SQ6 the SQ20 is actually a digital camera that uses a 1/5” sensor to produce the images and then prints on the square format film internally. I was intrigued by this camera when I first saw it at Photokina and wanted to see how it stacked up against the SQ6.

For the most part the SQ20 offers a whole heap of convenience because you have fewer chances of missed shots or wasted film. The internal storage is a fantastic feature because it means even without having any film in the camera you can continue taking pictures. This is brilliant because that way you can review all of the images before you go to print.

Ergonomics were another feature that I thought were much improved over the SQ6. It’s simply much easier to hold and handle compared to the very blocky design of the SQ6. The only issue I found with the ergonomics is the fact that the shutter buttons are placed exactly where my fingers would rest. This meant I was accidentally taking pictures on occasions and if the camera was set to print automatically I would have been wasting film.

The biggest gripe I have with this camera is the fact that the images it produces just aren’t quite as good as the SQ6. I’m aware this may not be a fair criticism because image quality isn’t the main selling point here, however, when you compare it to other Fuji Instax products, the SQ20 just doesn’t hold up for me. Sure, it’s a great camera but I personally believe there are better alternatives available directly from Fujifilm such as the Instax SP-3

Check out the video linked above to see the full comparison.