In a week full of mirrorless camera announcements, Fujifilm has stepped up to the plate again with its announcement of the X-T3.
Featuring a new backlit sensor, upgraded video recording, a new image processor, upgraded autofocus system, an updated EVF, and a rear touchscreen LCD, the X-T3 seems to put some well-desired upgrades in the hands of users where a firmware update simply won’t do.
Here are a few of the new specs:
- 26.1-megapixel APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor with low native ISO of 160
- X-Processor 4 with quad-core CPU
- UHD 4K/60p video with f-log gamma and 10-bit out (up from 4K/30p on the X-T2)
- 425-point phase-detection autofocus down to EV -3, a claimed 1.5x improvement
- 0.75x magnification, 3.69-million-dot electronic viewfinder with 100 fps refresh rate, over 1 million more dots than the X-T2 (2.36m)
- 3.0” 1.04-million-dot Ttilting LCD touchscreen
- Continuous shooting up to 11 fps without needing the battery grip, up to 30 fps in black-out mode with a crop factor
- USB-C connectivity
- Locking exposure compensation dial
- Dual UHS-II SD slots (sorry, I had to)
The body is a little bit larger and heavier than the X-T2, which isn’t great for what I use it for, mainly for travel and backpacking. To me, the only other thing that is lacking is image stabilization, which would be really nice to have. For that, you’ll have to jump to the X-H1. But my mouth is watering for just the autofocus alone, going from a hybrid 325-point system on the X-T2 to a 425-point full-sensor phase detection system on the X-T3 is no small feat.