Fujifilm’s X-T3 follows the success of its predecessor, the X-T2, which was launched back in 2016 and was an upgrade in both autofocus and video for the brand. The X-T3 has not changed a lot, if anything at all, from the original design, but as far as what it is capable of, well, that’s another thing altogether.
To kick it off, the camera comes with a microphone and headphone ports, dual memory card slots, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, which are great things to have but as far as the really important things, it’s going to be a long list.
The X-T3 has a CMOS 4 sensor that is capable of four times the number of phase-detection pixels than any of the current X Series cameras out there. The sensor is backed by an X-Processor 4 image processor.
In addition to improving autofocus, Face Detection AF has also been upgraded with Eye Detection AF able to function in AF-C mode, which aids focus tracking.
The standard ISO range is now expanded to ISO 160, which means the photographers will be able to shoot at large apertures in bright environments. This native ISO range of 160-12800 can be pushed up to 80-51200.
The camera has a shutter lag of just 0.045 seconds and the startup time is the usual 0.3 seconds.
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On the back of the camera, we can find a 3.69-million dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that has a magnification ratio of 0.75x. The time lag for the display is of 0.005, with a refresh rate of 100fps.
The camera also has a 3.2 inch touchscreen LCD that has a much higher contract and wider viewing angles than its predecessor, the X-T2.
The X-T3 also favors sports photographers, as it comes with a sports finder mode that has a pre-shoot function: as soon as the shutter button is half-pressed, it will start shooting.
As far as shooting video goes, the camera can record 4K/60p 4:2:0 10bit videos in formats like H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and H.265/HEVC. A 17ms sensor read speed reduces rolling shutter distortion and some of the other features include 4K inter-frame noise reduction and 12 stops of dynamic range.
If all this has you convinced, the X-T3 will be available from September 20th in black and silver color variants and will come with a price tag of $1,500, but that is for the body only. If you want to add the XF 18-55mm kit lens, you will have to dig deeper into your wallet, for $1,900.