Officially Announced: Fujifilm X-T3

After months of anticipation and speculation, Fujifilm has announced the eagerly awaited addition to its superb X Series: the X-T3.

Fujifilm is renowned for design and innovation, blending style with very significant substance. Available in black or silver, the X-T3 is the result of years of fine-tuning—and the result promises to surpass the performance and image quality of any Fujifilm X Series camera to date.

The X-T Series

Fujifilm set the bar incredibly high with 2014’s launch of the X-T1. Never afraid to do things differently, Fujifilm distinguished this high-end mirrorless release with weather-resistant, photogenic retro styling; analogue dials; and a digital APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter, designed to produce distinctively clean, rich images reminiscent of film. With 2016’s still popular and much lauded X-T2, Fujifilm further refined the formula with improved AF; even more outstanding image quality; and video features like 4K, F-log (over HDMI output) and a mic port.

Fujifilm X-T3: Key Features

They haven’t held back in updating the third generation X-T. Blessed with Fujifilm’s fourth generation processor and 26.1MP back-illuminated APS-C sensor (honed over seven years of R&D), the X-T3 delivers superior image reproduction, faster and more accurate AF and subject tracking, better battery life and—for the first time in a mirrorless digital camera—4K 10bit internal recording at 60 fps.

New features include a ‘Sports Finder’ mode enabling blackout-free, high-speed continuous shooting at up to 30 fps (1.25x crop), a ‘pre-shoot’ function that commences shooting from the moment the shutter is half pressed, and the Colour Chrome Effect previously reserved for Fujifilm’s medium format GFX50S. Video shooters will also benefit from ‘zebra’ highlight warning, 10-bit colour and a headphone jack.

Externally, the X-T3 inherits its forebears’ good looks but also gains a three-way tilting touch screen plus popular design features from the X-H1, like large top-panel dials and rear-panel buttons.

Who Should Buy the X-T3?

Like its predecessors, the X-T3 is a clear candidate for both Fujifilm shooters looking to upgrade and those who want outstanding stills quality and video performance in a compact package: portrait, street, wedding, studio and nature photographers, plus (thanks to that beefed up processor and faster AF) sports/action shooters.

The X-T2 has earned a lot of admirers here at CameraPro, so we can’t wait to get our hands on the new X-T3 to see how it performs.


X-T2 vs X-T3

X-T2

X-T3

  • X-Processor Pro Engine
  • New X-Processor 4 Engine
  • 24MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor
  • 26.1MP X-Trans back-illuminated CMOS 4 APS-C sensor
  • 4K/30P 4:2:0 8bit internal,
    4K/30P 4:2:2 8bit external
  • 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit internal,
    4K/60P 4:2:2 10bit external (HDMI)
  • 325 AF points
  • 425 AF points (also available in continuous AF)
  • Up to 14 fps with electronic shutter
  • Up to 30 fps with electronic shutter (11 fps with mechanical shutter - without vertical grip assistance)


Other improvements over the X-T2 include:

  • 2.16M phase detection AF to entire frame
  • Faster, more accurate AF and face/eye detection
  • Enhanced subject tracking
  • Improved low light autofocus (EV -3 vs -1)
  • 2 stops noise reduction
  • Blackout-free, high-speed continuous shooting at up to 30 fps
  • New ‘pre-shoot’ function that engages shooting as soon as the shutter button is half-pressed
  • New Colour Chrome Effect (previously only available in the Fujifilm GFX50S)
  • 16 Film Simulation modes (including new monochrome adjustment function), including the video-specialised ‘Eterna’
  • Reduced rolling shutter distortion
  • Real-time (‘zebra’) highlight clipping warning
  • 10-bit colour
  • Headphone jack
  • Bluetooth
  • Three-way tilting LCD touch screen
  • Weather resistant structure
  • Base ISO 160-12,800 (extended ISO: 80/100/125/25600/51200)
  • NP-W126s battery with better performance
  • Optional new vertical battery grip
  • (After firmware update scheduled for late 2018) Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) video recording and simultaneous output of Film Simulation and F-Log footage.


Availability & Pre-Orders

Available in black or silver, the Fujifilm X-T3 is due to ship from the end of September, so pre-order yours now to put yourself at the front of the queue and receive $50 cashback from CameraPro + free shipping.

Alternatively, if you have any questions, call us on 1300 431 431 or pop in store to chat with one of our knowledgeable team.

Written by Belinda Crossman