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Fuji’s New X-T3 Packs a Massive Punch

Compact APS-C mirrorless features 26-megapixels and 4K 60p video - see what it can capture…

Fuji has announced the successor to its popular X-T2 camera – the X-T3 and it seems like the wait for the new model has been worth it as there are some very impressive specifications.

A new sensor gives bigger resolution and more AF coverage.

First up, the X-T3 sees a leap in resolution from 24-megapixels to 26-megapixels thanks to a newly-developed X-Trans 4 back-illuminated sensor that is paired with a X-Processor 4 image engine. This new processor is up to three times faster than previous versions, resulting in autofocus speeds that are 1.5x faster than the X-T2.

Improvements to low light focusing have also been made.

What’s really cool about the new sensor is that is has 495 phase detection AF points that cover 100% of the sensor, giving photographes a much better chance of capturing sharp images anywhere in the frame. Focusing in low light has improved also, with the X-T3 capable of locking onto subjects down to -3EV – an improvement from -1EV on the X-T2.

The X-T3 body design (available in silver and black) has been tweaked to offer a deeper grip for a more comfortable hold and there is now a headphone port on the body, alongside the external mic port. Speaking of video, the X-T3 can now record internal 4K at 60p and offers 12-stops of dynamic range as well as the Fuji F-Log colour profile.

The X-T3 is a serious contender for videographers thanks to internal 4K at 60p.

Other new features includes the addition of the Color Chrome Effect, which was previously limited to the Fuji’s GFX 50S medium format mirrorless digital camera. Fujisays this effect ‘produces enhanced color gradation in highly saturated colors such as vivid-colored flowers with shadows, a notoriously difficult subject to reproduce.’

Available from September 20, the X-T3 (body only) will cost £1,349/$1,499. Fuji also released some official sample imagery to prove how good the X-T3 is out in the field…

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