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Fujifilm X-T3 Full Review - Verdict

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Fujifilm X T3 Silver (2)

Value For Money

The Fujifilm X-T3 is available for £1349 body only, which makes it great value for money, compared to the X-T2. It is roughly £150 more expensive but offers a significant advantage and greatly improved specifications. Alternative cameras with high-speed shooting include the following: 

Fujifilm X-T2, 24mp, 11/14fps, 4K 30fps, £1195 body only 
Panasonic Lumix G9, 20mp, 60fps, 4K 60fps, IBIS, £1199 body only
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, 20mp, 60fps, CINE 4K 24fps, IBIS, £1429 body only
Sony Alpha A6500, 24mp, 11fps, 4K 30fps, IBIS, £1249 body only
Sony Alpha A7 III, 24mp, 10fps, 4K 30fps, IBIS, £1880
Sony Alpha A9, 24mp, 20fps, 4K 30fps, IBIS, £3699

Have a look at more mirrorless cameras in our Top 10 Best Premium Mirrorless Cameras, or have a look at Entry-level Mirrorless Cameras. You'll also need to buy an SD memory card and a case or bag to keep your camera safe and protected - have a look at our complete guide to camera bags.


 

Fujifilm X-T3 Verdict

The Fujifilm X-T3 updates the X-T2 in a number of ways, giving real advantages in speed, features, design, increased resolution, and 4K 60fps video recording. Stills shooting is impressive with up to 30fps continuous shooting (cropped), 20fps at full-resolution, and 11fps with mechanical shutter. This gives you the option of high-speed shooting if you want it. If you want even higher speeds, then there are only a few other options. 

The X-T3 offers impressive video recording performance as well, with more options and settings than most people will need. There are relatively few cameras recording 4K video at 60fps.

Has any DSLR ever offered this much? Quick answer: No. At anywhere near this price point? Again, the quick answer is no. 

The Fujifilm X-T3 delivers excellent image quality, with particularly impressive colour reproduction. 

What more could you want from a camera? Sure, there will be those that wish for in-body image stabilisation (IBIS), including us, however, Fujifilm offers this in the Fujifilm X-H1. There will be others that want a vari-angle screen so that the screen can be pointed forwards for selfies or vlogging. With the introduction of IBIS from Nikon and our own personal preference for in-camera image stabilisation, it's a shame the camera doesn't have it built-in, as it does improve the look of handheld video, as well as allow slower shutter speed in low-light conditions. 

The Fujifilm X-T3 delivers a cutting-edge camera, at a price point that is extremely competitive. In fact, the X-T3 is likely to deliver far beyond what most people will need, which should mean it will keep buyers very happy for many years to come. 

Battery life is a weakness, which would be remiss of us if we didn't mention it. However, this is easily resolved by either buying a spare battery (or two) or by adding the battery grip. In fact, it's difficult to find negatives, as this camera is very well-rounded and very competent. 

 

Fujifilm X-T3 Pros

  • 4K 60fps video
  • 26mp BSI CMOS sensor
  • Excellent colour reproduction
  • Up to 30fps continuous shooting (cropped)
  • Up to 20fps continuous shooting (full-resolution)
  • Solid camera with good ergonomics
  • High-speed focus

Fujifilm X-T3 Cons

  • Battery life
  • Touch-screen functionality could be improved
  • Some will want IBIS

Features5/5
Handling5/5
Performance4.5/5
Value4.5/5
Overall Verdict

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Comments


31 Oct 2018 11:40AM
Great review, looks to be a fantastic camera. Shame no IBIS but the overall performance looks to be top notch. Great range of Fujifilm lenses too especially the 23/35/50 f/2 WR lenses. XT-2 used prices have dropped substantially and this would be a great buy used!

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phiggy 17 7 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2018 10:53AM
I think it great that Fuji is still offering a smaller slimmer body for those who donít want to step up to a XH1 with ibis,
For me I will be sticking with what I have a pair of XH1s a XT2 and pair of XT1s which I still use with iOS based lenses there is just something I really like about them the 16mp sensor is more than enough for me these days.
But I love seeing Fuji forging ahead and the support they offer to even the oldest of camera models.
There is absolutely no reason or need for them to produce a Full Frame 35mm format when the next obvious step would be to move up to there growing GFX range of cameras and lenses.
I really enjoyed our revue thank you ! 👍

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