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Fujifilm Announces the X-S10: Affordable, Small, Capable

Fujifilm has announced the X-S10, a compact and lightweight mirrorless camera featuring a 26.1-megapixel X-Trans sensor and a newly-designed in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system. The X-S10 also sees a new command dial and overall design that differs from Fujifilm's other cameras.

Blind Test: Fujifilm X-Trans vs Bayer Filter, Which is Better?

Andrew of the YouTube Channel Andrew & Denae is back with another helpful "blind taste test" for camera lovers. This time, he's not comparing color science—he's comparing the results from Fuji's X-Trans sensors agains images captured through a standard Bayer Filter.

Debunking 6 Myths About the Fujifilm X-Trans Sensor

The Fujifilm X-Trans sensor is evil, its design is seriously flawed, and it causes all kinds of issues. At least, that's what pops up on the Internet every now and then.

X-Trans vs Bayer Sensors: Fantastic Claims and How to Test Them

Since the introduction of the Fujifilm X-Series line of cameras, reviewers and consumers have struggled to compare them directly to the competition. Fujifilm’s is a tightly integrated system, wherein everything is a little bit different.

Why and How Fuji Cameras Produce a Strange Purple Flare/Grid Artifact

When FujiFilm’s X-Trans III sensor was introduced in the X-Pro2, many users began noticing a strange new artifact in their backlit photographs. Upon further experimentation, it became apparent that the same artifact could also be found in images from cameras using the older X-Trans II sensor.

Get More Performance Out of Your X-Trans Sensor with This Free Software

In my previous article on the difficulty FujiFilm’s X-Trans sensor has preserving fine color detail, I used the free software Darktable to process the RAW examples. I showed how, specifically in terms of color detail, Darktable was able to do a better job than FujiFilm’s own processing.

X-Trans: The Promise and the Problem

FujiFilms’s X-Trans III sensor has been out since the X-Pro2 hit the scene in March 2016. It was joined recently by the X-T2, and presently the X-T20 and X100F are about to be unleashed upon the world in February 2017.

Why DxOMark Doesn’t Test Fujifilm Cameras

If you reference camera sensor ratings published by DxOMark, you may have noticed that the France-based company doesn't test Fujifilm cameras. It's surprising, given that Fujifilm sensors have been praised by many reviewers in recent years.

No, DxOMark doesn't have anything against Fujifilm, and no, it's not something fishy going on behind the scenes. The reason is simple: DxOMark isn't currently able to properly test X-Trans sensors.

Fuji May Announce Entry-Level X-Series Mirrorless Camera with Tiny 2/3 Sensor

Update: It seems that this rumor was off base. The latest word is that there is indeed a 2/3 sensor coming, but it will appear in a new XS2 fixed lens camera. The upcoming entry-level X-Series camera will continue to feature a APS-C-sized sensor. That makes a lot more sense.

We've heard that Fujifilm is primed to make some camera announcements this summer, and according to Digicame-Info one of those announcements may be a new entry-level X-mount mirrorless camera. The camera is expected to be announced in the summer (possibly June, according to PhotoRumors) and made available in the fall for anywhere between $550 and $700.

But it's not the price, release date, or even the existence of a potential entry-level mirrorless ILC from Fujifilm that has people talking. Instead, it's the rumor that the camera will come to market sporting a tiny 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS sensor.

Sample Photos: Check Out the 2/3-Inch X-Trans Sensor Quality in the X20

Fujifilm has released seven official sample photographs shot using the new X20, a slick little retro-styled compact camera with a 12MP 2/3-inch X-Trans CMOS sensor. The X-Trans sensors in Fujifilm's APS-C X-Series cameras (e.g. X-Pro1 and X-E1) are very highly regarded for their image quality and low light performance, so it's interesting to see how the same tech performs on a much smaller sensor size (APS-C sensors are about 6.5 times larger than the X20's 2/3 sensor).