Fuji Announces X-T3

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

\Another day, another camera – Fujifilm has announced the next camera in their popular X-series lineup: the X-T3. With a new sensor, new processor, better autofocus and upgraded video specs, the X-T3 keeps or improves on many of the popular features of its predecessors.

There was a noticeable upgrade from the initial X-T1 to the X-T2; once again, the upgrade to the X-T3 is fairly significant. The brand new BSI sensor is 26MP and backed by the fourth-generation X-Processor 4, which runs up to three times faster than current cameras. This increased processing power allows for better performance, particularly in autofocus and video.

The X-T3’s hybrid AF system contains 425 autofocus points and 2.16M phase detect pixels. AF tracking now works across 91% of the horizontal frame and 94.5% of the vertical frame, and other autofocus modes work across 99% of the sensor in both directions. The face- and eye-detect AF has also been improved.

The camera also boasts some serious video specs. It’s the only (as of September 6, 2018) APS-C camera to record 4K/60p 10-bit 4:2:0 internally (at 1.18x crop). With an HDMI output, that can be 4:2:2. The camera also shoots oversampled 4K/30p using a full-width sensor readout. It also features internal F-Log capture and a built-in microphone and headphone jack, without the need for an external grip like it’s predecessor.

While the camera keeps the same (great) handling and two-way tilt screen, the LCD has been upgraded to a touch-screen. The EVF resolution has also been upgraded to 3.69M-dots, and also has a new lockable diopter.

Other key specs:
– 26MP X-Trans CMOS backside-illuminated sensor
– Dual UHS-II SD card slots
– USB C-type connector can be used for charging battery
– 20fps with AF (with electronic shutter; 11fps using mechanical shutter)
– 30fps in 1.25x crop “Sports Finder” mode
– native ISO range now starts at 160

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Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.