Fujifilm X-T3 Review
When the Fujifilm X-T2 arrived, it was more than just a modest upgrade to the already impressive X-T1, most notably in terms of autofocus and video. While the new X-T3 hasn't changed the overall design of the camera it repeats the same trick: representing a significant step forward.
The X-T3 brings with it a brand new sensor, improved autofocus and video performance that makes it competitive with Panasonic's GH5, taking the X-T series from being a very good stills camera to one of the best stills/video hybrids on the market.
With its classic looks, attractive photos and superb video, it's the APS-C camera to beat.
- 26MP BSI 'X-Trans CMOS 4' sensor
- 425-point hybrid AF system
- Improved AF Tracking and Face/Eye Detection AF
- 20 fps shooting with AF (11 fps with mechanical shutter)
- 30 fps shooting in 1.25x crop with electronic shutter
- 'Sports Finder' mode gives preview of area around a 1.25x crop
- 3.69M-dot electronic viewfinder
- Three-axis tilting touchscreen
- 10 bit 4:2:0 H.265 internal video capture (4:2:2 over HDMI)
- UHD/DCI 4K/60p from 1.18x crop region
- UHD/DCI 4K/30p using full width of sensor
- Internal F-Log capture (HLG coming by end of 2018)
- Dual UHS-II SD card slots
- USB C-type connector can be used for charging battery
- Headphone and Mic Sockets
|Out of camera JPEG shot using the Provia/Standard profile.
ISO 640 | 1/ 160 sec | F2 | Shot using the Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 R LM WR
Photo by Wenmei Hill
The X-T3 has an MSRP of $1499 (down $100 from the X-T2) but still costs $1899 when sold as a kit with the XF 18-55mm R F2.8-4 OIS lens. It is available in black or black and silver.
What's new and how it compares
Autofocus, video and the user interface are just a small portion of what's new on the X-T3 compared to its immediate predecessor.
Body and handling
The X-T3's design is nearly identical to that of the X-T2, and that's a good thing. The improvements are significant, though, with the addition of a higher-res EVF and a touchscreen LCD.
Operation and controls
The name of the game is customization, with nine buttons to choose from. There are also use-case-based AF controls available. Battery life is above average.
Fujifilm has raised the bar for video on APS-C cameras, one example of why crop formats are not dead yet.
What's it like to use
We look at how well the X-T3 performs for a variety of different types of shooting...
Take a closer look at the X-T3's image quality, using our studio scene.
The X-T3 produces pretty flexible Raw files, even in E-shutter mode...
The X-T3 shows newfound AF capabilities, particularly when it comes to people.
The X-T3's video quality lives up to its impressive specifications.
The X-T3's newly enhanced video capabilities, added to familiar photographic prowess makes it one of the best APS-C cameras we've tested.
View a variety of sample images from the Fujifilm X-T3.
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