The X-T3 retains the fundamental physique of the X-T2, although it is obtained some tweaks like larger prime dials and bigger rear buttons.

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Fujifilm packs the X-T2’s successor with a ton of latest capabilities for the cash. The X-T3 boasts a brand new 26-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) model of the corporate’s CMOS X-Trans Four sensor, with hundreds of thousands of phase-detection autofocus factors that cowl your complete body; the flexibility to document 10-bit Cinema 4K/30p video to SD card (albeit in Four:2:zero H.265); a bump from a dual-core X-Processor image-processing engine to quad core for improved efficiency for operations like steady capturing and making use of its movie simulations; and extra. 

The physique prices $1,500 and a equipment with the XF18-55mm lens runs $1,900. We do not have pricing or availability for different areas but, however these costs straight convert to £1,160 and AU$2,080 for the physique and £1,470 and  AU$2,640 for the equipment. The X-T3 will ship by the top of this month within the US. 

I will have an opportunity to make use of the X-T3 on launch day and can report again subsequently with hands-on evaluation. 

Off the highest of my head, although, there’s one main disappointment: the X-T3 did not incorporate the sensor-shift picture stabilization that we celebrated when Fujifilm launched the X-H1. And the grip remains to be on the shallow aspect; it actually peeves me when there are non-obligatory equipment to treatment design drawbacks. On this case, the MHG-XT3 Steel Hand Grip.

However a lot of the information is nice. Listed below are the highlights:

New sensor and autofocus system: Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensors are differentiated by their green-intensive shade filter array and have been a few of the first to drop the blurring antialiasing filter in favor of sharpness. (Early on the expertise obtained a nasty rap, which is, for probably the most half, undeserved.) The X-Trans Four strikes to BSI expertise from normal CMOS, which amongst different issues confers velocity advantages important for 4K video, quick steady capturing and extra. 

The X-Trans sensors, like Canon’s Twin-Pixel CMOS, have the phase-detection focus sensors on the picture sensor. Fujifilm spreads the PD sensors throughout your complete chip, which permits it to cowl 100 % of the scene; most cameras cowl at finest about 85-90 % of the middle. Focus areas on the edges of the body will be important for capturing quick motion, as a result of it means that you can get extra attention-grabbing pictures of the topic coming into and leaving the body that may in any other case be troublesome. The brand new AF system most likely partly accounts for the claimed enhancements in Eye Detection AF — now it really works in continuous-AF mode — and help for face and eye detection AF in video. 

The trade-off for on-chip focus is that you simply lose house for the photodiodes, the light-capturing wells of the imaging a part of the sensor, which regularly decreases the dynamic vary. Fujifilm says it has mitigated that drawback, and positively a few of the finest sensors right now, like that within the Sony A7R III ($2,795 at 42nd Road Picture), have on-chip phase-detection circuits.

Upgraded video: Like its latest video-focused X-H1, the X-T3 now helps DCI 4K (Four,096×2,160) together with 4K UHD (Three,840 x 2,160) video. However the X-T3 can seize it at 60p because of the quicker readout velocity of the sensor. Fujifilm additionally says that the readout velocity helps remove rolling shutter as nicely. As well as, the digital camera can seize 10-bit Four:2:zero DCI 4K video internally concurrently with recording Four:2:2 to an exterior drive. It requires the quickest class of SD playing cards, however that is okay. There are a number of caveats, corresponding to having to make use of the higher-compression H.265 HEVC codec to cram it into 200 megabits per second, which we’ve not seen a lot of in midrange cameras since Samsung exited the digital camera enterprise taking the NX1 with it. 

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New viewfinder: One frequent drawback with steady capturing by way of an digital viewfinder is that like all show, it is restricted by what number of frames per second it could present; quick motion occurs within the interval between frames. Fujifilm says the X-T3’s viewfinder refreshes at as much as 100fps. Whereas that is nonetheless not as quick as optical, it is fairly quick. There’s additionally a brand new “sports activities finder” mode, but it surely’s not clear what meaning but. 

Quicker steady capturing: Now it hits 11fps, which required the battery grip within the X-T2, for an inexpensive variety of pictures. It can also seize at as much as 20fps with digital shutter. Fujifilm has additionally adopted a pre-shoot function, which begins capturing if you prefocus and continues after you’ve got launched the shutter, for 40 pictures on both finish, however that is in a 1.25x (20MP) crop mode. 

Physique design: Whereas Fujifilm did not change loads right here, they did streamline the expertise, with the flexibility to lock the EVF diopter, a greater touchscreen, larger dials, bigger buttons and higher suggestions on the jog dials (just like the X-H1).

Comparative specificiations

Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T3

Panasonic Lumix G9

Sony A6500

Sensor efficient decision

24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III 14-bit

26MP X-Trans BSI CMOS Four 14-bit

20.3MP Dwell MOS 12-bit

24.2MP Exmor CMOS 14 bit

Sensor dimension

23.6 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

17.Three x 13mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

Focal-length multiplier

1.5x

1.5x

2.0x

1.5x

OLPF

No

No

No

Sure

Sensitivity vary

ISO 100 (exp)/200 – ISO 6400/51200 (exp)

ISO 80 (exp)/ISO 160 (exp)/200 – ISO 12800/51200 (exp)

ISO 100 (exp)/ISO 200 – ISO 25600

ISO 100 – ISO 25600/ISO 51200 (exp)

Burst capturing

8fps 83 JPEG/27 uncooked (11fps with battery grip; 14fps with digital shutter)

11fps 145 JPEG/42 uncooked (20fps with eshutter)

20fps (with eshutter); 9fps (with mechanical shutter) 600 JPEG/60 uncooked (With fastened focus and publicity, 60fps with eshutter and 12fps with mechanical shutter)

11fps 233 JPEG/107 uncooked

Viewfinder (magazine/ efficient magazine)

OLED EVF zero.5-inch/13mm 2.Four million dots 100% protection 1.2x/zero.77x

OLED EVF zero.5-inch/13mm Three.7m million dots 100% protection 1.1x/zero.75x

OLED EVF 100% protection Three.68m dots 1.66x/zero.83x

OLED EVF zero.Four in/10 mm 2.Four million dots 100% protection 1.07x/zero.7x

Sizzling Shoe

Sure

Sure

Sure

Sure

Autofocus

325-point phase-detection AF 91-area Distinction AF

2.2-million-point phase-detection AF, 91-area distinction AF

225-area DFD Distinction AF

425-point section detection, 169-area distinction AF

AF sensitivity

-1 to n/a EV

-Three to n/a EV 

-Four – 18 EV

-1 – 20 EV

Shutter velocity

1/eight,000 to 30 sec (1/32,000 sec with digital shutter); bulb to 60 min; 1/250 sec x-sync

1/eight,000 to 30 sec (1/32,000 sec with digital shutter); bulb to 60 min; 1/250 sec x-sync

1/eight,000 to 60 secs (1/32,000 digital); bulb to 60 minutes; 1/250 sec x-sync

30-1/4000 sec.; bulb; 1/160 x-sync

Shutter sturdiness

n/a

n/a

200,000 cycles

n/a

Metering

256 zones

256 zones

1,728 zone

1,200 zone

Metering sensitivity

n/a

n/a

zero – 18 EV

-2 – 20 EV

Finest video

H.264 UHD 4K/30p, 25p, 24p

H.265 QuickTime MOV DCI 4K/60p @400Mbps; H.264 QuickTime MOV UHD 4K/30p, 25p, 24p at 400Mbps; 10-bit Four:2:zero inner

H.264 MP4 4K UHD/60p @ 150Mbps ; 1080/60p, 50p, 25p, 24p; 1080/180fps

XAVC S @ 100Mbps; UHD 4K 2160/30p, 25p, 24p; 1080/120p

Audio

Stereo; mic enter

Stereo; mic enter, headphone jack

Stereo, mic enter, headphones

Stereo, mic enter

Guide aperture and shutter in video

Sure

Sure

Sure

Sure

Most best-quality recording time per clip

10 minutes (30 minutes with battery grip)

20 minutes

10 minutes

29 minutes

Clear HDMI out

Sure

Sure

Sure

Sure

IS

Optical

Optical

Twin IS 2 (5 axis)

Sensor shift 5 axis

Show

Three in/7.5 cm Multiangle tilting 1.04 million dots

Three in/7.5 cm Multiangle tilting contact 1.04 million dots

Three in/7.5cm Articulated touchscreen 1.04m dots

Three-inch/7.5cm Tilting, flip-up touchscreen (focus solely) 921,600 dots

Reminiscence slots

2 x SDXC UHS-II

2 x SDXC UHS-III U3, V90

2 x SDXC UHS-II U3

1 x SDXC UHS-I

Wi-fi connection

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth

Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth Four.2

Wi-Fi, NFC

Flash

Sure

Sure

No

Sure

Wi-fi flash

Sure

Sure

Sure

Sure

Battery life (CIPA score)

340 pictures (1,260 mAh)

390 pictures (1,260 mAh)

380 pictures (1,860 mAh)

310 (VF), 350 (LCD) (1,020 mAh)

Dimension (WHD)

5.2 x Three.6 x 1.9 in 133 x 92 x 49 mm

5.2 x Three.7 x 2.Three in 133 × 93 × 59 mm

5.Four x Three.eight x Three.6 in 137 x 97 x 92 mm

Four.eight x 2.eight x 2.1 in 120 x 67 x 53 mm

Physique working weight

17.9 oz (est.) 507 g (est.)

19 oz (est.) 539 g (est.)

23.2 (est.) 658 g (est.)

16 oz (est.) 453 g (est.)

Mfr. value (physique solely)

$1,100 (est.) £1,200 (est.) AU$1,50 (est.)

$1,500

$1,700 £1,500 AU$2,500

$1,100 £1,500 AU$1,650

Launch date

September 2016

September 2018

January 2018

November 2016

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