\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