Following leaks and rumors, it seems that Fujifilm has officially made the X-T3 mirrorless camera official. The camera represents the third device in the X-T lineup, where its predecessor the X-T2 was launched a couple of years ago, and sure enough as per the rumors, the X-T3 is actually cheaper (by about $100) than its predecessor.
That being said, so what are some of the changes that we can expect from the new camera? According to Fujifilm, the X-T3 marks the debut of a new 26.1MP sensor and is also capable of shooting 4K video at 60fps. Given that the X-T1 was criticized for its video capture capabilities, it’s nice to see Fujifilm pay attention and make improvements in leaps and bounds. In fact 4K at 60fps is actually better than the X-H1 which was supposed to be Fujifilm’s answer to cameras like the Panasonic Lumix GH5.
The X-T3 will also feature an X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, a X-Processor 4 ISP, “improved” autofocus, a touchscreen display on the back, and also a headphone jack for those who want to have audio monitoring while shooting video. There are also improvements made to eye-tracking AF which will support continuous AF so that tracking subjects will be easier.
The EVF has also gotten an upgrade to 3.69 million dots versus 2.36 million dots on its predecessor. As for pricing, we mentioned that it costs less than the X-T2 and will start at $1,500 for the body-only. Alternatively there will also be a $1,900 kit with a 18-55mm lens if you’d rather get it as a bundle.