Last Updated on January 13, 2019
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Set to be released today, 20th of September, Fujifilm fans are gearing up to get their hands on the new Fujifilm X-T3 digital camera. Launched last September 6, Fujifilm’s new mirrorless digital camera is a 4th generation evolution of the X-Series.
The latest model is known for its superior image quality and uses a proprietary color reproduction technology. Equipped with a newly developed back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and a processing engine that boasts of 3 times the speed of current models. This is thanks to the high-speed X-Processor.
X-T3 has a compact and lightweight design
Despite having 4 CPUs that make up the high-speed processing engine, the X-T3 is compact and lightweight. Even with all the added features and innovations packed into its body, it is a camera you can carry around for as long as possible and wherever possible.
Improved AF performance in low light conditions
With the low light autofocus limit extended to -3EV, phase detection AF can be used in low light conditions, such as at night or with just a candlelight to illuminate a scene.
Thanks to the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, phase detection AF is fast and accurate. The camera has four times more than the phase detection pixels of current models at 2.16M. you will have no problem capturing the best image of a subject positioned away from the center of the frame.
Evolved performance of the electronic viewfinder (EVF)
The X-T3 allows you to precisely identify focus positions and subject movements with its high resolution, high magnification, and super slow display time lag. Combine these with a refresh rate of approximately 0.100 FPS and what you get is a smooth display of motions.
Continuous shooting using the mechanical shutter has also improved without the need for the vertical battery grip. Relying on the compact and lightweight camera body alone, you can get fast burst mode.
Designed for excellent operability
Some of the popular design features of the Fujifilm X-T2 made its way to X-T3, such as the central viewfinder style and the dials on the top panel.
What makes the X-T3 twice or thrice better is that the innovations and improvements made are in response to user feedback.
In response to the issue of accidental changes of the diopter while carrying the camera, a locking mechanism has been added to the EVF diopter adjuster. Before any changes are made, you must pull out and rotate the diopter knob.
To enable intuitive operation, the new mirrorless camera’s touch screen panel is now designed with a wider viewing angle, higher contrast, and better operability compared to previous models.
For added mobility, especially when taking videos, connection terminals are all placed on the camera body. This means the headphones, microphone, HDMI devices, and other accessories required for video recording are directly connected to the camera body.
Enhance video recording performance
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The X-T3 is the first mirrorless digital camera in the world that can record videos at 4K/60fps at 4:2:0 sub-sampling with 10 bits. It is also the world’s first with an APS-C or a large sensor capable of 4K/60fps HDMI output. Recorded videos are saved in the in an SD card in the camera body and in formats of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC as well as H.265/HEVC.
The Fujifilm X-T3’s MSRP is $1499 for the body only and $1899 when bought with the 18-55mm lens.