Fujifilm X-T3 Vs X-T2 - What's New?

Fujifilm X-T3 Vs X-T2 - What's New? - Fujifilm has released the X-T3 and we thought we'd look at how it compares with the X-T2... Let's find out.

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Fujifilm has announced the X-T3 today, an update to the X-T2 which was launched in July 2016.

You may well be wondering what the differences are between these two models if you're looking to buy a Fujifilm system, so here, we run down what's the same and what's been upgraded, to help you decide. 

 

Body Weight, Size & Design

The X-T3 is slightly heavier and larger than the X-T2, weighing in at 539g as opposed to the X-T2's 507g. The X-T 3 is considerably chunkier than the X-T2 aswell with a depth of 58.8mm as opposed to 49.2mm - so this may be a sticking point if size is an issue for you. 

Aesthetically, the bodies look very similar with the same dial layouts on the top and rear of the bodies. The X-T3 also brings mic and headphone sockets which were absent on the X-T2. 

Both cameras have a very ergonomic design with a deep handgrip. 

Fujifilm X T3 Vs X T2 (3)
Fujifilm X-T2 (Left), X-T3 (Right)           

Image Sensor & Resolution

The sensor in the X-T3 is the same physical size as the X-T2, at 23.6mm x 15.6mm, however, the unit has been upgraded for the new model and is now a 26.1-megapixel BSI CMOS X-Trans 4 as opposed to the X-T2's 24.3 megapixel CMOS X-Trans III. 

The new sensor offers more than 4 times the number of phase detection pixels than the previous model, and there is a new image processor. 

 

Fujifilm X-T2 Sample Photos

 

Fujifilm X-T3 Sample Photos

 

ISO Range

The ISO range of the new X-T3 offers a lower ISO range than its predecessor, starting at ISO 160 as opposed to ISO 200. The maximum ISO is still 51200. With a BSI CMOS Sensor, with copper wiring, the noise performance from the X-T3 should be improved compared to the X-T2.

 

Continuous Shooting

Here there's a big improvement on the X-T2 and its 16fps with the X-T3's 30 frames per second continuous shooting, making it better for capturing fast moving objects.

    Fujifilm X T3 Vs X T2 (7)
Fujifilm X-T3 (Left), X-T2 (Right)

Screen & Electronic Viewfinder

The X-T2 lacks a touchscreen, and thankfully, the X-T3 now features a touch-screen, which in this day and age is becoming the norm. They both offer a 3-inch 1040K LCD screen, with 3-way tilting. 

The electronic viewfinder on the new X-T3 has a better resolution. It offers 3.69 million dots as opposed to 2.36 million on the older model, allowing seamless viewing of your subjects. 

 

Video

Both cameras feature the ability to shoot video in FullHD, 720p and 4K. Both also offer stereo sound for better quality and optical zoom ability within the video. The X-T3 shoots 60fps 4K whereas the X-T3 only shoots 30fps. 

Fujifilm X T3 Vs X T2 (5)
Fujifilm X-T2 (Top) Vs X-T3 (Bottom)

Battery 

The X-T3 offers a slightly better battery life at 390 shots, compared to the X-T2's 340 shots, according to CIPA. Of course, this will vary according to how you use the camera, with the battery life changing accordingly. 

 

Price 

The X-T3 is available at launch for £1349 body only in black and silver. The X-T2 was available at launch for £1399 body only, making the new model slightly cheaper at launch. The X-T2 can be picked up for around £1195, saving you around £150 on the price of an X-T3. 

Comparison Table

Fujifilm X-T2Fujifilm X-T3
ManufacturerFujifilmFujifilm
Image Sensor
Pixels24.3Mp (Megapixels)26.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)60006240
Pixels (H)40004160
Sensor TypeCMOSBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor SizeAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.6mm23.6mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3in
Screen resolution1040k1040K dots
Touch ScreenNoYes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec30sec
Bulb modeYesYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 5120080 - 51200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-3+/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution2.36 million dots3.69 million dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting14fps30fps
Video
Movie modeYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 4K
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 4K
Video FPS30, 25, 24fps4K 60fps, FullHD up to 120fps
Stereo SoundYesYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYesYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNoNo
Interface
HDMIYesYes
USBUSB 3USB-C
Wi-FiYesYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)340shots390shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsLi-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Grip connector cover, Sync terminal cover, Owner's manual, WLi-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Grip connector cover, Sync terminal cover, Owner's manual, W
Dimensions
Weight507g539g
Width132.5mm132.5mm
Height91.8mm92.8mm
Depth49.2mm58.8mm
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RobboB Plus
11 133 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2018 7:20AM
I thought the image processing engine has been upgraded? That could mean a big difference.

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