Fuji cameras are not known for their video. Now the Fuji X-T3 has the “video chops”, but the rest of the Fuji cameras? It’s so, so. With these settings, you can get more than “decent” videos.

The simplest video settings are

  • set the ISO to auto
  • set the shutter speed to auto
  • set the aperture to auto
  • set the film simulation to whatever you like
  • set the focus to afc with a smaller focus area. I use the zone 3x3

Manual settings

video @ 30 fps

  • set the shutter speed to: 1/60 of a sec
  • set the ISO to auto
  • set the aperture to auto
  • set the film simulation to whatever you like
  • set the focus to afc with a smaller focus area. I use the zone 3x3

video @ 60 fps

  • set the shutter speed to: 1/125 of a sec
  • set the ISO to auto
  • set the aperture to auto
  • set the film simulation to whatever you like
  • set the focus to afc with a smaller focus area. I use the zone 3x3

The nice thing about the Fuji cameras is the film emulation. The film emulation is also part of the video settings.

  • The PRO Neg. STD film emulation gives the widest apparent dynamic range.
  • The most interesting (my opinion) film emulation for video is Acros: the black and white.
  • As an alternative to the Acros, there’s monochrome which is less contrasty than Acros.