According to the latest rumors from back in April, Fujifilm is expected to launch a successor to the X-T2 in 2019 in the form of the X-T3 which is expected to be announced at Photokina 2019. This means that it will be much later in 2019 before we see the camera (if at all), but it hasn’t stopped the rumors from spreading.
According to the latest rumor from Fuji Rumors, it seems that the X-T3 is expected to be launched with a new vertical battery grip. We’re not sure what so new about it, maybe better ergonomics, weight, etc., but there will apparently be a new model available for the X-T3. There is no mention as to whether or not it will be backwards compatible with the X-T1 or the X-T2.
Given that Fujifilm’s mirrorless cameras are notorious for having poor battery life compared to the competition, a vertical battery grip should solve that. However for those who’d rather not deal with the bulk of a battery grip, Fuji Rumors had also previously reported that the X-T3 is expected to feature improved battery performance, but exactly how much better remains to be seen.
Other X-T3 rumors include a possible touchscreen display, a 26MP APS-C X-Trans sensor, a new X-Processor, and possibly a stacked sensor. Take it with a grain of salt for now but since we’re a few months away from its rumored announcement, we expect more details to surface in the coming months.