The moment has arrived. The Fujifilm X-T3 has been officially announced!
I want to say this is Fujifilm’s flagship camera but it’s actually not. This is their photography centric camera with incredible video specs, shooting 4k video at 60fps with 10-bit 4:2:0 internal recording and 4:2:2 external recording with a 400Mbps codec. That pretty much just killed GH5s and marks X-T3 as the best mirrorless hybrid camera for video. According to the specs.
Unfortunately, no IBIS or headphone jack (maybe?).
The headphone jack info I got from BHphoto’s product page where they say you need a vertical grip for the headphone jack. The official Fujifilm information says, “Connection terminals for headphones, microphone and HDMI devices are provided on the camera body so that all accessories required for video recording can be connected directly to the body for added mobility in videography.”
Specs, Features and More
The Fujifilm X-T3 also includes the first BSI APS-C sensor we’ve seen since the Samsung NX1, which was discontinued. Right now, this is the only APS-C camera with a BSI sensor. Unfortunately no stacked sensor this time around, which really isn’t that big of a deal. I know the Sony A9 stacked sensor comes with a few limitations, it’s not an ISO less sensor, so you can’t just under expose then lift your ISO to where you want it, it has a dynamic range limit to the ISO like many Canon cameras. Stacked sensors are cool though because they have D-Ram attached to the back of the sensor that allows for insanely fast readout speeds. I bet you see a Sony A7sIII with one and 60k 120p. That would be something.
With continuous burst, you’ll be able to shoot 11fps RAW and 30fps in a crop mode.
There are a few minor design tweaks to the body, Eterna support, base ISO of 160 and the camera has something like 15% better battery life by using the same batteries by improving power efficiency. 390 shots per charge, by comparison the X-T2 was 340.
Big improvements to autofocus speeds with a 2.16m-point phase-detection autofocus system and a new processor that will improve autofocus speed and accuracy.
The X-T3 will also perform much better in low light because of that new BSI sensor and quad processor. Throw on the Handevision 40mm f0.85mk II and you’ll be blessed by the bokeh and low light gods. Review coming soon!
Those are the highlights! Seems pretty cool and powerful.
I know a lot of people are sort of disappointed by no IBIS and I wouldn’t mind if Fujifilm just added the gimped IBIS the A7III and Z cameras have just to reduce those small vibrations without going all out on the super IBIS of the X-H1. I think they could get away with having two different IBIS systems. A baby IBIS like Sony A6500 and Z cameras and a big boy IBIS like the X-H1 and Panasonic GH5. But I get it, the X-T3 is a photographers camera. If you want steady shot, you can use a gimbal or tripod, or lens.
You can see more specs and details over at BHphoto and Adorama or read the Fujifilm X-T3 official press release.
See all the best Fujifilm X-T3 accessories here.
Fujifilm X-T3 Specs
Sensor: 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor
Processor: X-Processor 4 with Quad CPU
Video: UHD 4K60 Video; F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out
Focusing System: 2.16m-Point Phase-Detection Autofocus
EVF: 0.75x 3.69m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
LCD: 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
Continuous Shooting: Up to 11 fps
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Body