I have been a Sony shooter for the past 2 years. I mostly do trips & street photography around the UAE. Starting from Sony a6000 to Sony a6300. I have done a lot of photos with it. I love the images & videos produced from it. Sony cameras are really fantastic.

But I think there is a feeling I am looking for a camera. Something that will make my shooting enjoyable.

The Sony a7iii was on my wishlist because of the features it offers and one of the best hybrid mirrorless cameras to date. But man, the lenses are way too expensive for me.

So I decided to get the Fujifilm X-T3

Why I switched to Fujifilm? Here are 5 reasons why I switched from Sony to Fujifilm:

1. Firmware upgrades

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Sony’s firmware updates are once in a blue moon. If they want to add new feature and improvements, they’ll just release a new camera.

In Fujifilm, they constantly update their systems. They don’t just dump their previous systems, they make new systems and they also improve the old ones.

Jun Watanabe, the Fujifilm product planner, said on the Fujifilm X Summit 2019 in Dubai “The firmware update concept is clear.”, “Firmware never stops improving and the technology is advancing day by day.”.

I love the philosophy of Fujifilm and that is one thing that I liked about the brand.

2. Lens Choice

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Though Sony has a wide set of lenses for their Sony APS-C cameras, most of their best lenses are for the Full-frame and it costs a lot, like really a lot.

Fujifilm has kept their lens choices for the most useful focal lengths and that is a good thing because we don’t need to buy and buy more lenses. Ohhh… and the prices cost less for its quality.

3. Look and Feel

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I don’t know who doesn’t like the looks of Fujifilm cameras but man, they look classy. The build quality of their cameras is robust especially the Fujifilm X lineup.

Since this is my first time to own a Fujifilm system, my first impression was the build quality is superb compared to my previous Sony cameras.

4. Buttons, Dials and Functions

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Having dedicated dials for ISO, shutter speed and aperture makes a different feel while using a camera. The use of this dials brings much joy shooting with the X-T3.

Just need a bit of practice and customization to be confident on the system.

5. Colors

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The different color profiles on this camera are very flexible and have their own look and feel straight out of the camera.

This will probably lessen the post-processing time for me as Fujifilm has the colors I am looking for.

Conclusion:

Either of the two camera brands is great, it just depends on what your heart chooses.

Fujifilm was my first choice since I started taking photos. But instead of getting a Fuji system 2 years ago, I decided to go with the Sony a6000. That time, I just want to try taking photos and learning photography.

For me, the Fujifilm is a huge upgrade from my Sony. I don’t mean the upgrade of the system but of the brand. I would choose a brand that focuses more on cameras.

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