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Fujifilm X-T3 camera – X-Trans™ CMOS 4 & X-Processor 4

Although significantly smaller than a DSLR, the X-T3 is relatively large for a non-mirrored APS-C camera. It’s a bit heavier than its predecessor in 539g, and 10mm wider as well.

This is not necessarily a bad thing-its gorgeous built, magnesium alloy body feels solid rock in hand and well balanced with most lenses. Camera size is a personal thing, but if you are looking for DSLR-style driving without the majority, then I would say that the X-T3 is right at the Sweet spot. Her little brother, the Fujifilm X-T20, or Sony A6500 are always options if you want a little more travel size.

What really sets the X-T cameras apart from their unmirrored rivals are their analogue dials. This gives you a fun, tactile shooting experience that is also very customizable. Most buttons can be reconfigured to perform any operation from the focus control to the ISO edit. A particularly practical option is to be able to add ISO to the front quadrant, which means you can touch it without having to remove the eye from the viewfinder.

Eagle eyes will notice some physical settings of the X-T2. The X-T3 viewfinder is slightly more prominent for a little more “nose separation”, its rear buttons are now a bit larger, and the thumb grip is a bit thick to help maintain balance. The main dials (ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation) are also a bit larger and easier to rotate.

However, the biggest external update for the Fujifilm X-T3 is its viewfinder. Now you will get the same viewfinder as that of the expensive Fujifilm X-H1, which means a net resolution of 3,690,000 points with a 60fps upgrade rate (or 100fps in ‘ boost mode ‘).

Interestingly, the magnification of 0.75 x of the viewfinder means that it is fractional smaller than that of its predecessor, but much more notable for me was that the resolution of impulses. It is a joy to shoot with and more than enough for any nervous person to take the leap from the optical viewfinder of a DSLR.

Externally, the Fujifilm X-T3 is only a slight improvement in its predecessor. But open it up and you’ll find out why it’s one of the best mirrors without mirror yet.

In your heart are a new ‘ backlit ‘ 26.1 megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and an X 4 chip Processor. Together, these bring a lot of upgrades, with the three biggest are auto focus, Blast shot and video performance.

First, that automatic approach. With ‘ Phase sensing pixel ‘ now spread across the sensor and a total of 425 autofocus points, the Fujifilm X-T3 can monitor moving subjects around a scene and keep them on fire much more reliable than before. In comparison, this is the same number of auto focus points as Sony’s A6500 and significantly more of a DSLR like the Nikon D500, with the AF X-T3 points also covering more of the chassis than both.

That the new processor feeds some other auto-focus enhancements too–there’s much better face and eye detection, autofocus now works in lower light up-3ev (roughly equivalent to a moonlit night scene), and Fujifilm Recognizes that X-T3 is now one and a half times faster in blocking problems.

You can shoot 4k in 60fps with 10 bits of color depth, which puts you there with the Panasonic GH5, as well as 1080p in a 120fps SLO-MO. Because it is compatible with the efficient compression format H. 265, the X-T3 can also record 60fps footage in 200mbps. Shoot at 30 fps, which will use the sensor set (instead of a crop 1.18 X) and climb to a very high quality 400mbps bit-rate.

Other settings help make it a very versatile little camcorder. All of Fujifilm’s classic “film Simulation” modes, which replicate their analogue ancestors, are available for video, while face and eye detection also works here.

Manually, you can also have separate settings for things like exposure and sharpening stored for both stills and video, which helps pass between the two. The only real limitation is that it is still limited to 30 minutes of recording from 4k to 30fps, or 20 minutes to 60fps.

The new wave of mirror-Free frame cameras led by the likes of Nikon Z7 may have monopolized recent headlines, but the impressive Fujifilm X-T3 is a strong reminder that the smallest and most affordable APS-C cameras are a fantastic choice For amateurs and Pro snapper buffs.

With its many enhancements in autofocus, Burst Shooting and video, the Fujifilm X-T3 is now more than a mini X-H1 ‘ of a larger X-T20 ‘. In fact, apart from the expensive full-frame cameras like the Sony A7 III and says Sony A7000, the Fujifilm X-H1 is probably the closest opponent of this camera. Its main advantage is the stabilization of the image in the body (useful for the grip of the hand, especially in low light), although it is also a bit of thickness right.

When considering the price, size, lens options and performance (both in stills and video), it’s hard to find flaws in the Fujifilm X-T3 as versatile. It combines the excellent film simulations of Fujifilm and the performance of JPEG out of the camera with 4k video capability that put him in the stadium of rivals like the Panasonic GH5. At £1,349, it is a strong competitor for mirror-Free rivals like Sony A6500, and a terrifying prospect for aging DSLR like Nikon D500.

The only disarie are that the lack of built-in image stabilization and mediocre battery life. However, bids are unlikely to break when taking into account the strengths such as their rapid auto-focus, classic design and wide range of lenses (many of which have stabilization). What you like to shoot, the Fujifilm X-T3 cheerfully oblige-and will help you have a lot of fun in the process. Photo:Fujifilm

FUJIFILM X-T3 Specifications:

Model Name FUJIFILM X-T3
Number of effective pixels 26.1 millions pixels
Image sensor 23.5mm×15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4 with primary color filter.

Sensor Cleaning system
Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media SD memory card (-2GB) / SDHC memory card (-32GB) / SDXC memory card (-512GB)
UHS-I / UHS-II / Video Speed Class V90 *1
File format
Still image
JPEG (Exif Ver.2.3)*2, RAW : 14bit RAW(RAF original format), RAW+JPEG
Number of recorded pixels L: (3:2) 6240 x 4160 / (16:9) 6240 x 3512 / (1:1) 4160 x 4160
M: (3:2) 4416 x 2944 / (16:9) 4416 x 2488 / (1:1) 2944 x 2944
S: (3:2) 3120 x 2080 / (16:9) 3120 x 1760 / (1:1) 2080 x 2080
Lens mount FUJIFILM X mount
Sensitivity Standard Output Sensitivity : AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3(up to ISO12800) / ISO160 to 12800(1/3 step)
Extended output sensitivity : ISO80 /100 /125 / 25600 / 51200
Exposure control TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted
Exposure mode P (Program AE) / A (Aperture Priority AE) / S (Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M (Manual Exposure)
Exposure compensation -5.0EV – +5.0EV, 1/3EV step
(movie recording : -2.0EV – +2.0EV)
Image Stabilizer Supported with OIS type lenses
Shutter type Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter speed
Mechanical Shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/8000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/8000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/8000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.
Electronic Shutter*3
P mode: 4sec. to 1/32000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/32000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/32000sec. Bulb mode: 1sec. Fixed
Electronic front curtain shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/8000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/8000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/8000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.
Mechanical + Electronic shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/32000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/32000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/32000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.
E-front + Mechanical shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/8000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/8000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/8000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.
*Electronic front curtain shutter works until 1/2000sec.
E-front + Mechanical + Electronic shutter
P mode: 4sec. to 1/32000sec. A mode: 30sec. to 1/32000sec. S/M mode: 15min. to 1/32000sec. Bulb mode: up to 60min.
*Electronic front curtain shutter works until 1/2000sec, Mechanical shutter works until 1/8000sec.
Movie
FHD: 1/8000sec.-1/4sec.
DCI4K/4K: 1/8000sec.-1/24sec. (depends on the frame rate)
Synchronized shutter speed for flash
1/250sec. or slower
Continuous shooting Approx. 30fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG: 60 frames Lossless compression RAW: 35 frames Uncompressed RAW: 33 frames)
Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG: 114 frames Lossless compression RAW: 37 frames Uncompressed RAW: 34 frames)
Approx. 10fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG: 500 frames Lossless compression RAW: 48 frames Uncompressed RAW: 39 frames)
Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter ] (JPEG: 79 frames Lossless compression RAW: 36 frames Uncompressed RAW: 34 frames)
Approx. 11fps (JPEG: 145 frames Lossless compression RAW: 42 frames Uncompressed RAW: 36 frames)
Approx. 8.0fps (JPEG: 200 frames Lossless compression RAW: 49 frames Uncompressed RAW: 39 frames)
Approx. 5.7fps (JPEG: endless Lossless Compression RAW: 62 frames Uncompressed RAW: 43 frames)
Pre-shot: Approx. 30fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 20 frames while half press, max. 20 frames after full press, total max. 40 frames)
Pre-shot: Approx. 20fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 20 frames while half press, max. 37 frames after full press, total max. 57 frames)
Pre-shot: Approx. 10fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 10 frames while half press, max. 300 frames after full press, total max. 310 frames)

  • * Recordable frames depends on recording media
  • * Speed of continuous shooting depends on shooting environment and shooting frames
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing (Frames: -2, -3, +3, +2, ±9, ±7, ±5, ±3 Step: 1/3EV, 2/3EV, 1EV, 4/3EV、5/3EV、2EV、7/3EV、8/3EV、3EV)
Film Simulation bracketing (Any 3 types of film simulation selectable)
Dynamic Range Bracketing (100%, 200%, 400%)
ISO sensitivity Bracketing (±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV)
White Balance Bracketing (±1, ±2, ±3)
Focus Bracketing (Frames: 1-999, Step: 1-10, Interval: 0-10s)
Focus
mode
Single AF / Continuous AF / MF
type
Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF)
AF frame selection
Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13×9 / 25×17 (Changeable size of AF frame)
Zone AF: 3×3 / 5×5 / 7×7 from 91 areas on 13×9 grid
Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 18 area) * AF-S: Wide / AF-C: Tracking
All
White balance Automatic Scene recognition / Custom1-3 / Color temperature selection (2500K~10000K) / Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater
Self-timer 10sec. / 2sec.
Interval timer shooting Yes (Setting : Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)
Flash modes
SYNC. MODE
1ST CURTAIN / 2ND CURTAIN / AUTO FP(HSS) (excl. EF-X8)
FLASH MODE
TTL (TTL AUTO (P mode) / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC. ) / MANUAL / COMMANDER / OFF (When EF-X8 is set)
TTL (TTL AUTO (P mode) / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC. ) / MANUAL / MULTI / OFF (When SHOE MOUNT FLASH is set)
Hot shoe Yes (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
Viewfinder 0.5 inch approx. 3.69 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder
Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: approx. 100%
Eyepoint: approx. 23mm (from the eyepiece lens) Diopter adjustment: -4-+2m-1 (lockable)
Magnification: 0.75x with 50mm lens (35mm equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1m-1
Diagonal angle of view: approx. 38° (Horizontal angle of view: approx. 30° )
Built-in eye sensor
LCD monitor 3.0 inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1.04 millions dots touch screen color LCD monitor(approx. 100% coverage)
Movie recording
File format
MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling)
Movie compression
All Intra/Long-GOP

  • * All Intra can be used with following settings.
    DCI4K/4K 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps
    Full HD(2048×1080)/Full HD(1920×1080) 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps
File size / Frame rate / Recording time
[DCI 4K(4096×2160)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps
59.94p/50p: up to approx. 20min. 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p: up to approx. 30min[4K(3840×2160)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps
59.94p/50p: up to approx. 20min. 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p: up to approx. 30min

[Full HD(2048 ×1080)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps/50Mbps up to approx. 30min.

[Full HD(1920×1080)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps/50Mbps up to approx. 30min.

[Full HD(1920×1080) High speed rec.] 120p/100p 200Mbps(recording) up to approx. 6min.
  • * For recording movies, use a SD memory card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher.
  • * For recording movies in 400Mbps, use a SD memory card with Video Speed Class 60 or higher.
  • * Recording movies in 400Mbps can be done with DCI4K/4K 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p.
  • * DCI4K 59.94p/50p is not available when H.264 is selected.
  • * Although movie recording will continue without interruption when the file size reaches 4GB, subsequent footage will be recorded to a separate file which must be viewed separately.
Film Simulation mode 16 modes (PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema)
B & W Adjustment: -9-+9
Grain effect STRONG, WEAK, OFF
Color chrome effect STRONG, WEAK, OFF
Dynamic range setting AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%
ISO restriction (DR100%: No limit, DR200%: ISO320 or more, DR400%: ISO640 or more)
Advanced filter Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)
Wireless transmitter
Standard
IEEE 802.11b / g / n (standard wireless protocol)
Encryption
WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode
Access mode
Infrastructure
Bluetooth®
Standards
Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy)
Operating frequency
[Center frequency]
2402 – 2480MHz
Terminal
Digital interface
USB Type-C (USB3.1 Gen1)
HDMI output
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Others
ø3.5mm, stereo mini connector (Microphone) / ø3.5mm, stereo mini connector (headphone) / ø2.5mm, Remote Release Connector
Hot shoe, Synchronized terminal
Power supply NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)

Battery life for still images*4
Approx. 390 frames (NORMAL MODE) When XF35mmF1.4 R is set.
Actual battery life of movie capture*4

  • *Face detection is set to OFF
[4K] approx. 40min. (29.97p)
[Full HD] approx. 45min. (59.94p)
Continuance battery life of movie capture*4

  • *Face detection is set to OFF
[4K] approx. 55min. (29.97p)
[Full HD] approx. 75min. (59.94p)
Dimensions 132.5mm (W) x 92.8mm (H) x 58.8mm (D) (minimum depth 35.4mm)
Weight Approx. 539g (including battery and SD memory card)
Approx. 489g (excluding battery and SD memory card)
Operating Temperature -10°C – +40°C
Operating Humidity 10 – 80% (no condensation)
Starting up period Approx 0.3sec.

  • * Fujifilm research
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-W126S
Battery charger BC-W126S
Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8
Shoulder strap, Body cap
Strap clip
Protective cover
Clip attaching tool
Hot shoe cover
Vertical Grip connector cover
Connector cover (detachable)
Sync terminal cover
Cable protector Owner’s manual