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Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera with 4K/60fps Video Announced

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Today Fujifilm announced the new X-T3 mirrorless camera. The camera is available for pre-order starting Sept. 7th according to Adorama and will be officially released for sale on September 20, 2018.

  • X-T3 features 26.1 megapixel sensor, high-speed processing engine, and is the world’s first mirrorless camera capable of 4K/60fps 10-bit*4 recording

  • Improved abilities to track a moving object and features high-speed continuous shooting free from blackout

  • X-T3 can refocus (AF) and meter (AE) 1.5x more frequently than the X-T2

fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera

Photo: FUJIFILM Corporation

Continuation of the X Series

Fujifilm initially launched their first mirrorless camera, the X-Pro1, in 2012. This featured an image sensor and image processing engine developed in-house.

Since the initial launch, Fujifilm has refined their mirrorless camera and improved the sensors, processing engines, and particularly the video capabilities.

fujifilm x-pro1 mirrorless camera

Fujifilm X-Pro1 photograph by Rama, Wikimedia Commons

Fujifilm X-T3 Main Features

The X-T3 has a number of new features improving upon the previous X-T2 model.

  1. Newly-developed X-Trans™ CMOS 4 sensor and high-speed X-Processor 4 image processing engine

  2. Significant improvement in low light conditions or when tracking a moving subject

  3. Dramatically improved AF performance: 1.5 times faster processing speed than current models (*2)

  4. Evolved electronic viewfinder (EVF) performance

  5. The world’s first mirrorless digital camera capable of recording 4K/60fps video at 4:2:0 sub-sampling with 10 bits in an SD card in the camera body.

  6. The X-T3 is also the world’s first mirrorless digital camera with APS-C or larger sensor capable of HDMI output of 4K/60fps video at 4:2:2 sub-sampling with 10 bits for greater color information.

X-T3 Performance

Photo: FUJIFILM Corporation

The X-T3 boasts some incredible performance features including a newly-developed back-illuminated “X-Trans* CMOS 4” sensor. This sensor enhances image quality and color definition with its color filter array to control moiré and false color without the use of an optical low-pass filter.

Working together with the sensors, the X-T3 also uses the X-Processor 4, an evolved version of X Series’ image processing engine that with advanced processing capabilities.

“The new processor, combined with a new algorithm, enhances the Film Simulation modes, substantially improving the camera’s ability to track moving subjects, boosts AF’s speed and accuracy, and allows for a more diverse range of video functions. It maximizes the full potential of X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor to deliver the highest performance in all aspects in the history of X Series.” (from Fujifilm)

fujifilm x-processor 4

Photo: FUJIFILM Corporation

Performance Speeds

Below you can take a look at a graphic created by Fujifilm sharing some of the performance speeds with the new X-T3 mirrorless camera.

fujifilm x-t3 performance speeds

Photo: FUJIFILM Corporation

Sample Images from the Fujifilm X-T3

View official sample photos from the X-T3.

fujifilm x-t3 sample photo by tristan shu

Photo: Tristan Shu

Minoru Kobayashi fuji x-t3 sample

Photo: Minoru Kobayashi

Saraya Cortaville sample photo from the fujifilm x-t3

Photo: Saraya Cortaville

tristan shu fujifilm x-t3

Photo: Tristan Shu

X-T3 Pricing and Availability

The Fujifilm X-T3 will be released September 20, 2018 at an open starting price of $1,500.

As the camera is added to various marketplaces, we’ll add the links, but you can currently view the product pages on Adorama:

  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera Body, Silver ($1,499)
  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera Body, Black ($1,499)
  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera with XF 18-55mm OIS Lens, Silver ($1,899)
  • Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera with XF 18-55mm OIS Lens, Black ($1,899)

Adorama states on their website: “Preorders Accepted 09/07/2018 at 1:00 AM.”

SEE ALSO – Nikon Launches Z 7 and Z 6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras


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