Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2020)

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The Fujifilm X-T3 is the camera that has advanced technology. Indeed the performance from the Fujifilm X-series makes it so rigid from other models. Earlier, there were already many entry-level cameras available in this brand. But a lot of work was made to put into this all-new Fujifilm X-T3. Hence, this is a remarkable comeback from all its predecessors.

Fujifilm X-T3 Specifications and Key Features

In addition, this is made with high efficiency of video shooting than X-T2. This is one of the major improvements that help to shoot 4K videos with this tiny camera. Also, this camera is now capable of different fast shooting modes which is a major advantage of this camera. Further, lets see the specifications, key features, reviews and ratings for Fujifilm X-T3

Fujifilm X-T3 360 degree View

Body Design

The body is made with metal. It’s a rugged, weather-sealed camera with a host of analog controls for exposure compensation, shutter speed, and ISO. The camera is now improved in its grip to change the battery easily to allow continuous shooting. Indeed it is so compact and comfortable to handle.

  • Body type – SLR- Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Camera Format – Compact System Camera
  • Body material – Magnesium Alloy
  • Weight of the body only – Approx. 489 g
  • Weight of the body (including batteries, memory card) – Approx. 539 g
  • Dimensions – Width 132.5 mm x Height 92.8 mm x Diagonal 58.8 mm
  • Operating Environment – Temperature: -10 °C to 40 °C, Humidity: 10-80% (no condensation)
  • Lens Mount – FUJIFILM X Mount
  • Shutter Type –Focal-Plane Shutter
  • Slower shutter speed – 30 sec
  • Fastest shutter speed – 1/8000 sec for Mechanical Shutter and 1/32000 sec for Electronic Shutter
  • Memory Card Slots – SD memory card (-2GB) / SDHC memory card (-32GB) / SDXC memory card (-512GB) / UHS-I / UHS-II / Video Speed Class V90
  • Battery description – Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-W126S
  • Battery Life – CIPA rated 390 shots in normal mode
  • Charging AC adapter – BC-W126S Charger
  • Tripod Socket – 1/4–in.

Sensor and Processor

The Fujifilm X-T3 is the first X Series model featuring a new back-illuminated X-Trans 4 CMOS sensor. An evolved version of X Series’ image processing engine that boasts advanced processing capabilities. The new processor, combined with a new algorithm, enhances the Film Simulation modes. Further, it substantially improving the camera’s ability to track moving subjects, and boosts AF’s speed and accuracy. At the same time, it also allows for a more diverse range of video functions. Thus, it maximizes the full potential of the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor to deliver the highest performance in all aspects.

  • Sensor type – CMOS
  • The Sensor Cleaning System – Ultra Sonic Vibration
  • Effective Pixels – 26.1 Million
  • Sensor size – (APS-S) (23.5mm, x15.6mm)
  • Max resolution – 6240 x 4160
  • Other resolutions –
    • 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
  • Bit Depth – RAF(RAW): 14bit
  • Aspect Ratio – 3:2
  • The Colour space – sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Colour filter array –Primary colour filter
  • Continuous shooting speed – 11fps using mechanical shutter and 30fps using the electronic shutter

Image

The X-T3 consists of the APS-C sensor of 26MP. On the other hand, the sensor uses a unique color filter array, synonymous to X-Trans CMOS sensors. As a matter of fact, it controls false color without the use of an optical low-pass filter. Similarly, its back-illuminated structure enhances image quality which allows you to achieve incredibly clean, noise-free images.

Hence, the Fujifilm X-T3 offers 16 Film Simulation modes to choose purpose-specific photographic films for different situations. The X-T3 offers different monochrome adjustments which help to make smooth images with great details of shadow and highlights.

  • Image ratio – 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
  • ISO Auto – 160-12800
  • Minimum ISO – 80
  • Maximum ISO – 51200
  • File format – REF (RAW) 14 bit / RAW+JPEG / JPEG
  • Maximum Resolution – 6240 x 4160
  • 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
  • Picture Styles – 11 type (PROVIA/STANDARD, Velvia/VIVID, ASTIA/SOFT, CLASSIC CHROME, PRO Neg Hi, PRO Neg. Std, MONOCHROME, MONOCHROME+Ye FILTER, MONOCHROME+R FILTER, MONOCHROME+G FILTER, SEPIA)
  • 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
  • Advanced Filter – Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)

Optics & Focus

The X-Trans CMOS 4 in XT-3 has 2.16M phase detection pixels. Comparatively, more than 4 times compared with other models. The low-light AF sensitivity has also been extended from -1EV to -3EV. Significantly, it enables high-speed AF in even lower light conditions with low-noise. The Fujifilm X-T3 now has improved autofocus even when shooting sports involving fast and erratic movements across the frame. The performance of face-detection AF on a moving person has been doubled from X-T2 providing high accurate focus with more sharpness.

  • Number of focus points – 2.16M phase detection pixels
  • Lens mount – FUJIFILM X Mount
  • Focal length multiplier – 1.5x

Auto Focus

  • Autofocus Type – Intelligent Hybrid AF (Contras/Phase Detection)
  • AF Mode – 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
  • Eye Tracking – Eye/face Tracking

Screen and Viewfinder

The X-T3 gains new EVF and LCD screens with large indicators and it is also customizable. The improved EVF provides a smooth display of motions, allowing to precisely identify subject movements and focus positions. The X-T3 consists of night vision more for the screen which allows changing the contrast level to with Dark Ambient Lighting helps for shooting in low light condition. As on most of its peers, it can tilt up or down. Another unique feature in this display is that, at the press of a button, it can be able to tilt the screen left-to-right, which helps when shooting in portrait orientation.

  • Screen Type –TFT color LCD
  • The Screen size – 3.2in
  • Screen dots – 1,040,000
  • Touch screen – Provided
  • Live view – Provided
  • Aspect Ratio – 3:2
  • Display mode – Swipe, Zoom, Pinch-in / Pinch-Out, Double-tap, Drag
  • Eye Sensor – Build-in
  • Viewfinder type – Electronic View Finder
  • The Viewfinder coverage –100%
  • Viewfinder Size – 0.5in
  • The angle of View – approx. Diagonal 30°, Horizontal 20°
  • Viewfinder Eye Point – 23 mm
  • Viewfinder Magnification – 0.75x with 50mm lens (35mm equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1m-1
  • Diopter Adjustment – -4 to +2 m-1

Photography Features

The new X-T3 sensor now comes with the Ultra Sonic Vibration cleaning. It is capable of producing high-quality images at low ISO. The noise reduction performance is pretty good for reducing the noise and providing well-detailed images. The change in the Adobe Processing makes this camera capture deep blacks and high contrast by an increase in the accuracy of shadows values in the RAW files. As compared with X-T2 the image quality is too good, it delivers accurate color and details even at high ISO. The X-T3 shows an excellent dynamic range, with a slight improvement over its predecessor.

  • Shooting Mode – P (Program AE) / A (Aperture Priority AE) / S (Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M (Manual Exposure)
  • Focus Mode – Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
  • Metering modes – TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted
  • Exposure compensation – ±5 (in 1/3 EV), for movie ±2EV
  • AE Bracketing – ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
  • Built-in flash – Not Available
  • External Flash Connection – Hot Shoe
  • Flash Maximum sync speed – 1/250sec, or slower
  • 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)

Video or Movie Features

The FUJIFILM X-T3 is the first model that features 4K/60P 4:2:2 10bit HDMI output and 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit internal SD card recording. Therefore, this enables 200Mbps bitrate recording when shooting 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit this is the massive improvement over all of the X-Series. Henceforth, it makes the X-T3 to shoot stunning video and magnification during shooting making it easier to capture footage.

  • Video RAW recording – 4K/60P 4:2:2 10bit HDMI output and 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit internal SD card recording
  • Video Compression – All Intra/Long-GOP
  • The Videography Format – MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
  • Frame Rate –
    • [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
    • [The 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.
  • Audio Recording – Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
  • External Microphone – 3.5 mm 3-pole mini-jack
  • Audio File Format – Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling
  • Audio Input and Output – Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

Other Special Features of Fujifilm X-T3

The X-T3 has the most advanced video technology with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) video recording. Indeed, it is one of the formats defined in the ITU-R BT.2100 international standards. The HLG allows us to capture realistic video and with simultaneous output of Film Simulation. In addition to this, F-Log footage is also available with the Fujifilm X-T3. Hence, it allows to record in F-Log while previewing the footage with a Film Simulation applied, via an external monitor. In short, the different shutter modes using Electronic Shutter which allows shooting 30fps black-out free high-speed continuous shooting.

Fujifilm X-T3 Features

  • Focus Peaking – Manual
  • Low Light Performance – -2EV with Low Noise
  • 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)
  • Image Stabilization – Supported with OIS type lenses
  • Time-lapse recording – Interval Shooting
  • Wi-Fi – Built-in
  • Bluetooth – Version 4.2
  • Storage types – SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • USB Connectivity – USB Type C
  • HDMI Connectivity –HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
  • Port Provided – Microphone, Earphone, USB, HDMI
  • Remote control Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone)
  • Self-timer – 10sec. / 2sec

Best Lenses for Fujifilm X-T3

As the XT-3 comes with the FUJINON XF 18-55mm R F2.8-4 OIS, there is more variety of Fujifilm X-mount lenses which can be used for different occasions. Particularly, each lens is capable of utilizing the camera’s performance along with it to deliver great output.

List of Best Common Lenses for Fujifilm X-T3

Most Common Standard Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON XC15-45mmF/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
  • FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR
  • LENS FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W

Best Standard Prime Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XC35mmF2
  • FUJINON LENS XF35mmF1.4 R
  • LENS FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF90mmF2 R LM WR

Best Macro Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
  • FUJINON LENS XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

Top Standard Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM
  • FUJINON LENS XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
  • Lens FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF14mmF2.8 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF16mmF1.4 R WR
  • Lens FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF27mmF2.8
  • FUJINON LENS XF35mmF2 R WR

List of Best Specialized Lenses for Fujifilm X-T3

Best Indoor Sports Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS II
  • FUJINON LENS XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

Top Outdoor Sports and Wildlife Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  • FUJINON LENS XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Best Portrait Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF56mmF1.2 R APD
  • FUJINON LENS XF90mmF2 R LM WR

Best Travel and Street Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
  • FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Lens FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W
  • FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR
  • FUJINON LENS XF35mmF2 R WR

Fujifilm X-T3 Review

As per the reviews and features of X-T3, the ratings for this camera stand 4.0/5. As mentioned earlier since it is an entry-level camera it delivers huge performance and picture quality for this size of the sensor. Especially, this camera will be more useful for videography due to its capabilities.

The only one drawback is that the X-T3 has no in-body image stabilization. It indeed, makes to use a tripod or gimbal for getting the camera’s full resolution in the footage. Since in-lens stabilization can’t provide effective correction for video shooting. This can be used even for wedding photography, product photography, commercial or advertising Photography, etc… Indeed, it will be helpful because of its details and it will surely exhibit great performance. Especially, for travel enthusiasts or vloggers or video creators, it will be more useful because of its 4K UHD output.

Fujifilm X-T3 Rating

Moreover, this camera will be suitable for all kinds of photographers who are looking for a compact and lightweight camera for videography. Further, this rating is given to Fujifilm X-T3 as per the survey of PhotomentorPRO. In the meantime, find more fujifilm camera reviews here.

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