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I use a Canon T4i for my stop motion but am getting ready to upgrade to a better camera. Like the 5D Mark ii or maybe even the Mark iv. But I've noticed the growing popularity and success of mirrorless cameras. I have a FujiFilm X100 that I just love for street photography and am wondering if I should jump off the Canon train and join the FujiFilm club with the X-T2. But I want to get what is best for making stop motion.

Any thoughts or suggestions? Has anyone had experience shooting stop motion with an X-T2?

Thank you!

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Collin,

I'm wondering the same thing!


What I'm really keen on is even though the sensors are not as big as the 5D's, I have a feeling it might be just fine for stop-mo.

I wonder how the overheating works with this, since it would be awful to have to touch the camera mid-shoot to turn it on again, or does it work like Canons, that can be turned on via Dragonframe? :o 

I'm quite interested in having a manual aperture lens, to reduce flickering, and the compatibility it may have with a lot of old lenses because it is a mirrorless camera intrigues me, I'd love to hear anything more people might have to see on this subject <3

Any disadvantages? Any advantages?

I use several cameras, including a fuji XT-1, XE-1, Canon 6D and a pair of Sony A7 cameras. By far my favorite is the original Sony A7 with Nikon adapted lenses.  The articulating screen is awfully handy, when setup with the Sony AC adapter (third party ones were problematic) it will stay powered for months at a time without issue. The 24mp sensor is excellent, and they are rock solid in reliability.

The Canon 6D has been proven to be problematic at times. 

Disclaimer, I dont do stop motion. But i do run several dragonframe powered moco rigs for botanical studio timelapse. 

Interesting :) great to know it doesn't overheat for months, I had issues with Canon's overheating on me... But to be honest we were on a room with lots of lights mid summer, so it makes sense that it happened.

Have you tried time lapsing on your XT-1? :)

Yeah the XT-1 works great, it has always been a solid camera and one of my favorite cameras to shoot with. I prefer the sonys for 2 reasons

1) 16mp vs 24. I do a lot of macro work and like the ability to be able to crop in more on 24 vs 16. Especially since i try to produce as much 4k footage as possible.

2) while i love the colors the Fuji produces, i prefer the RAW output of the Sony and Canon over the Fuji. With their x-trans array the raw files are a little more difficult to work with. Also, filming plants, that's a lot of green, and ive had some challanges getting the green to "gear down" if you know what I mean. 

If i was just out shooting I would take the Fuji over the sony. Its a wonderful camera, weather sealed, and its a blast to shoot full manual thanks to the dedicated controls. The Fuji lenses are amazing too!

I really do prefer the A7 though when it comes to the studio work. :)

Thanks for that info @Biolapse :D Those are fair points.

It does seem like all the cameras are good on each own way, but it's great to know where are their strengths :)

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