One of the most overlooked aspects of a camera is its ability to render colour, so this month we take a look at Fujifilm’s X-Trans III sensor & Film Simulation modes.
If you’re like us, then you’ll know how important it is to be able to get your shot as close to perfect in-camera as you can. Often, people take that to mean a well exposed image, strong composition and a good white balance, but Fujifilm always aim to take it one step further than the competition.
Thanks to the X-Trans III sensor, found in the current line-up of X Series cameras, such as the X-Pro2, X-T20, X100F and the X-T2, you can be certain that your colours will look near-perfect as soon as you hit the shutter button. It’s all thanks to the amazing technology at play behind the X-Trans CMOS sensor, which is based on a traditional Bayer colour filter array, but with a few very important and noticeable tweaks made by Fujifilm’s R&D department, which we will be taking a look at here.
Fujifilm also has the wildly popular and exceptional Film Simulation modes, which dig deep into its heritage as one of the world’s leading film manufacturers (a heritage which has been going since the company’s creation in 1934, when they aimed to be the first Japanese film manufacturer, creating anything from motion picture to microfilm and everything in between). These simulations are comparable to those that you’d find on many cameras, usually referred to as Picture Controls of Scene Modes, except they boast a far more impressive punch and evoke some of the finest moments of Fujifilm’s filmic history. These simulations include such iconic film recipes as Provia, Velvia, Classic Chrome and the newest edition, the black & white powerhouse, ACROS. With such an impressive resume of colour credentials, we’re now taking a deeper look at Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor and amazing Film Simulation modes, to find out how they have created this technology and used it to manufacture some of the best cameras on the market.
Five steps to discovering Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans technology
via Practical Photography – October 2017