Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 35mm film review

One of Fujifilm's last remaining film stocks, how does it hold up today?

Fujifilm Superia x-tra 400 film canisters
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Digital Camera World Verdict

After axing most of their range, Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 is one of Fujifilm's last remaining film stocks, but let's hope this sticks around as it is a brilliantly versatile and forgiving film, with a wide exposure latitude, good sharpness, and good color reproduction. However it is often let down by some strange hues when not exposed perfectly, and even when it is, magenta color casts tend to dominate.


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    Versatile film with good dynamic range

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    Minimal grain

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    Great sharpness

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    Easy to buy


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    Can produce overly magenta hues

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    More muted colors than others

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Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 is a C-41 color negative film and was introduced in 1998 as a replacement for the Super G Plus branded film. It was aimed at a broad consumer market as an 'all-purpose film' to complete with Kodak Ultramax. However, the Superia film technology could challenge the quality of Kodak Porta 400, making it also popular with pro shooters.

It's one of the most commonly found films across the world, with it making its way onto the checkouts and end displays of supermarkets, drug stores, and kiosks everywhere. This is all down to its remarkable ease of use, and is one of our best 35mm films.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.