Fuji Superia is another "consumer grade" film which is relatively inexpensive so I gave it a shot. It exists in different speeds from 100 ISO to 1600 ISO. I went for the 400 speed because I usually shoot HP5+ 400 and I would like to have a 400 speed color negative film to go to when I want colors. I just bought a 3 pack of this Superia X-Tra 400 to try it out. I ended up using one roll for testing my C-41 chemistry and shot the two other rolls in my Nikon FM3A.
According to what I could read about this film, some like it and some don't but all seem to agree that greens and reds are a bit exaggerated (especially greens) and that it does not really give and good skin tones. That said it is considered to be a good all around film for its price as long as skin tones are not crucial. Let's see if this is somewhat verified by the pictures I have taken!
Bellow is a strip of developed Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 which shows the various markings and patterns on the edges of the film. The color of the base of the film seems to be slighly more greenish that the Kodak films I have tested before (Kodak Gold and Kodak ColorPlus).
Bellow are a few images I got from the two rolls of Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 I have shot. I was not necessary very happy with the pictures I have got from those two rolls but I am not going to blame the film :-) The pictures were scanned with my Nikon LS-2000 film scanner using VueScan. I did not use and preset from VueScan and just saved the RAW image from the scanner. I then adjusted the curves and colors in Darktable.
So far, the scans I have got have been quite easy to work with. In comparison I think that I prefer the look of Kodak Gold and Kodak ColorPlus but they are both 200 films (I have not tested Kodak Gold 400). I have to find other 400 films to test to decide if this is a good film for me to use.