The FUJIFILM X-T3 Mirrorless Camera is a flexible mirrorless camera that was created for both videographers and action photographers. It is distinguished by its high-speed performance, more than competent photography, and multimedia adaptability. High-resolution still images and 4K video may both be captured utilising a newly built image sensor and processor, and an effective autofocus mechanism provides quick and precise focusing performance. The sensor, a 26.1MP APS-C-format X-Trans CMOS 4, also boasts a large 2.16m-point phase-detection autofocus system for quick, precise AF performance and subject tracking. It also has a back-illuminated design to promote better image quality throughout the sensitivity range. The X-Processor 4 works in tandem with the imaging and focusing to process images more quickly while also enabling continuous shooting at up to 11 frames per second with a mechanical shutter, 30 frames per second at a crop factor of 1.25, and internal 4K60p 10-bit video recording.
The X-T3 maintains the same classically inspired appearance and prominent tactile controls as earlier X-T cameras while also introducing a brand-new OLED electronic viewfinder with a high 3.69 million-dot resolution and 0.75x magnification. This finder maintains blackout-free shooting at the top 30 frames per second and offers a high refresh rate of 100 fps for fluid viewing. Additionally, a special Sports Finder Mode is available, which emphasises the 16.6MP crop area to offer you more space outside of the frame to identify moving subjects. Conversely, live view filming and playback of larger images can also be done using the rear 3.2" 1.04m-dot LCD monitor. The magnesium alloy body of the X-T3 is completely weather-sealed so that it can operate in challenging weather conditions. It also has built-in Bluetooth for wireless sharing and remote control.
26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor and X-Processor 4
The APS-C-format 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor used in the X-T3 is based on a newly created sensor and boasts a back-illuminated design for smooth tonal rendition, increased low-light performance, and a low native ISO 160 setting. As an X-Trans sensor, it continues to use the randomised pixel array, which offers excellent image quality and sharpness because an optical low-pass filter is not used. The X-Trans design more closely resembles the organic nature of film than traditional pixel patterns, producing subtle colour and tonal transitions while also lowering moiré and aliasing.
The phase-detection autofocus mechanism has been extended in the sensor design and now covers almost the whole sensor area with an amazing 2,160,000 points. This AF system has low-light sensitivity down to EV -3 and performs focusing faster and more accurately. An upgraded X-Processor 4 is also included, which complements the imaging and focusing skills by providing faster focus response for subject tracking and supporting Face- and Eye-Detection AF when operating in AF-C mode and when recording video.
With AF rates as low as 0.06 seconds, the X-Processor 4 improves overall performance by using four CPU units to process images more quickly. 0.3 second start-up time, 0.045 second shutter latency, and 0.17 second shooting intervals. Up to 30 fps with an electronic shutter and a 1.25x crop are allowed for quick continuous shooting, and internal UHD 4K60 video recording with 10-bit output is also available.
UHD and DCI 4K Video Recording
The X-T3 is more than just a stills camera; it also has an alluring range of video capabilities, including simultaneous internal and external UHD 4K60p video recording at 4:2:0 10-bit and 4K60p 4:2:2 10-bit via HDMI output, both at up to 400 Mb/s. Video files can be saved utilising either MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 or HEVC/H.265 compressions, as well as DCI 4K30 and Full HD 1080p120 recording. The quad-CPU X-Processor 4's speed greatly improves overall video performance by enabling quick read speeds of 17 ms when recording 4K60 video, which reduces rolling shutter distortion when filming moving subjects.
The X-T3 supports the F-Log gamma setting, which produces a flat image for use with sophisticated colour grading applications during editing, in addition to the supporting 10-bit colour depth. This increases the potential dynamic range in challenging circumstances, and image modifications can also be performed to the sharpness, colour, highlight, and shadow tones. A new noise reduction technique and 4K inter-frame noise reduction are available while working in F-Log, and the minimum sensitivity has been dropped to ISO 640 to accommodate working in a wider variety of scene types.
For more sophisticated audio solutions, the camera also includes a 3.5mm microphone jack and 3.5mm headphone jack.
- A bright and clear means for eye-level viewing, a 3.69m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a high 0.75x magnification, fast ~100 fps refresh rate, wide viewing angle, and lockable diopter adjustment. The viewfinder remains blackout free while shooting up to the top 30 fps shooting rate, and a unique Sports Finder Mode can also be employed, which highlights a 16.6MP crop area of the sensor in order to allow you to see outside of the image frame.
- In addition to the EVF. a rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot LCD touchscreen is available for intuitive live view shooting, playback and review, and settings adjustment and menu navigation. The screen has a three-way tilting design, too, to suit working from high and low angles regardless if shooting with a horizontal or vertical orientation.
- Dual SD card slots allow for a more flexible and reliable means of storing imagery, and both card slots are compatible with UHS-II standards for fast transfer speeds.
- The top plate incorporates a series of locking dials and levers for fast, intuitive control over exposure settings, including a shutter speed dial that offers direct shutter speed adjustment. An ISO dial is also incorporated into the shutter speed dial, for confirming the sensitivity setting without having to turn the camera on and the exposure compensation dial lets you choose +/- 3 EV in 1/3 steps while a command dial position expands the range to +/- 5 EV for further control.
- Front and rear command dials integrate a push function for easier use and settings selection and six different function buttons can be assigned to control a range of settings.
- A dedicated Focus Lever provides faster, more intuitive control over selecting specific focus points while shooting.
- Integrated Bluetooth 4.2 low energy allows you to wirelessly share images to a mobile device or use the device to remotely control the camera.
Film Simulation and Grain Effect Modes
Taking advantage of Fujifilm's vast history in traditional film-based photography, the X-T3 integrates several Film Simulation modes. These modes mimic the look and feel of some of Fujifilm's classic film types, including Eterna, which copies the look of cinematic film with understated colors and richer shadow tones; Acros, which offers smooth tones, deep blacks, and fine detail; and Classic Chrome, which is designed to deliver muted tones and a deep color reproduction, similar to that of a dated slide film. Several other effects are also available for both monochrome and color shooting. In addition to simulating specific film types, a Grain Effect mode is also available to replicate the look of old film photos with an organic textured appearance, which is especially noticeable when printing.