The Fujifilm XT3 Includes the X Trans 4 CMOS 26.1MP Sensor

Fujifilm XT3 enters the market as the company’s fourth generation mirrorless APS-C camera

The Fujifilm XT3 was introduced today, ushering Fujifilm into its fourth generation of the mirrorless APS-C camera market. Boasting an all-new, back-illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor as well as the X-Processor 4 processor, the Fujifilm X-T3 promises to deliver remarkable image quality, significantly improved AF performance, and outstanding tracking performance of fast-moving subjects along with blackout-free burst shooting. Videographers will be happy to learn that the Fujifilm X-T3 is the first APS-C mirrorless camera capable of 4K/60P 10bit recording.

The Fujifilm X-T3’s X-Trans CMOS 4 crop sensor gains a modest resolution jump to 26.1MP from the X-T2’s 24.3MP, and does not feature an optical low-pass filter. It is also the first back-illuminated crop sensor with phase detection pixels distributed across the surface to improve image resolution without compromising signal to noise ratio. The base ISO for the XT3 is now ISO160, which was only available in the extended ISO range previously. The brand new X-Processor 4 is three times faster than processors in existing X-Series cameras. Fujifilm is also introducing the Color Chrome Effect to the X-T3, previously only available on the Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless, medium format camera, which produces enhanced color gradation in highly saturated colors which are notoriously difficult to reproduce. Thanks to the high-speed processing power of the X-Processor 4, the Color Chrome Effect is not limited to just a single shot and can be applied during continuous shooting.

Autofocus performance in the Fujifilm XT3 will also receive dramatic improvements, with the phase detection autofocus area covering the entire frame with 2.16M phase detection pixels providing fast and accurate phase detection autofocus. Photographers shooting in low lighting or at night will be glad to know the X-T3’s low-light phase detection autofocus limit has been increased by two stops over the X-T2, from -1EV to -3EV. The Fujifilm X-T3 is also 1.5 times faster than the X-T2 in terms of autofocus and metering, allowing for improved Face Detection Autofocus performance as well as Eye Detection Autofocus now supporting continuous autofocus mode. Face Detection Autofocus and Eye Detection Autofocus will also be available during video recording.

FUJIFILM XT3 Key Features:

  • 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 Sensor with primary color filter
  • X-Processor 4 Image Processing Engine
    • Capable of 4K/60P and 10bit output
    • Features 4 CPU units
    • Startup time of 0.3 seconds
    • Shutter time lag of 0.045 seconds
  • High-precision, 0.5-inch, 3.69 million dot OLED color viewfinder
    • Viewfinder magnification of 0.75x
    • Wide viewing angle (diagonal 38º and horizontal 30º)
    • Display time lag of just 0.005 seconds, refresh rate of approx. 100fps
  • Robust magnesium alloy body
  • Continuous Shooting
    • 30fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (JPEG: 60 frames Lossless compression RAW: 35 frames Uncompressed RAW: 33 frames)
    • 11fps (JPEG: 145 frames Lossless compression RAW: 42 frames Uncompressed RAW: 36 frames)
    • 5.7fps (JPEG: endless Lossless Compression RAW: 62 frames Uncompressed RAW: 43 frames)
    • Pre-shot: Approx. 30fps [Only electronic shutter, 1.25 x Crop ] (max. 20 frames while half press, max. 20 frames after full press, total max. 40 frames)
  • Movie Recording (using a card with the UHS Speed Class 3 or higher)
    • File format
      • MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265, Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling)
    • Movie compression
      • All Intra/Long-GOP, can be used with the following settings:
        • DCI4K/4K 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps
        • Full HD(2048×1080)/Full HD(1920×1080)94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps
      • File size/ Frame Rate/ Recording Time
        • [DCI 4K(4096×2160)] 94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps 59.94p/50p: up to approx. 20min. 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p: up to approx. 30min
        • [4K(3840×2160)]94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
        • 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps 59.94p/50p: up to approx. 20min. 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p: up to approx. 30min
        • [Full HD(2048 ×1080)] 94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps/50Mbps up to approx. 30min.
        • [Full HD(1920×1080)]94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps/50Mbps up to approx. 30min.
        • [Full HD(1920×1080) High speed rec.] 120p/100p 200Mbps (recording) up to approx. 6min.
        • Recording movies in 400Mbps can be done with DCI4K/4K 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p.
        • DCI4K 59.94p/50p is not available when H.264 is selected.
          • For recording movies, use a SD memory card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher. For recording movies in 400Mbps, use a SD memory card with Video Speed Class 60 or higher
        • LCD Monitor
          • 3.0 inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1.04 million dots touch screen color LCD monitor (approx. 100% coverage)
        • 16 Film Simulation Modes
          • PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg. Hi, PRO Neg. Std, Black & White, Black & White +Ye Filter, Black & White +R Filter, Black & White +G Filter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS +Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema), B & W Adjustment: -9~+9
        • Bluetooth® Ver. 4.2 low energy technology
        • 16 Film Simulation Modes
        • Accessories included:
          • Li-ion battery NP-W126S
          • Battery charger BC-W126S
          • Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8
          • Shoulder strap
          • Body cap
          • Strap clip
          • Protective cover
          • Clip attaching tool
          • Hot shoe cover
          • Vertical battery grip connector cover
          • Connector cover (detachable)
          • Sync terminal cover
          • Cable protector
          • Owner’s manual

FUJIFILM X-T3 Accessories:

  • X-T3 Vertical Power Booster Grip VG-XT3
    • Weather-resistant design fits two additional batteries
  • X-T3 Metal Hand Grip MHG-XT3
    • Enhanced ergonomic design for horizontal shooting
  • X-T3 Bottom Leather Case BLC-XT3
    • Genuine premium leather
  • X-T3 Cover Kit CVR-XT3 includes:
    • Sync terminal cover
    • Hot shoe cover
    • Connector cover
    • Vertical battery grip connector cover, black
    • Vertical battery grip connector cover, silver
  • FUJIFILM Remote Release RR-100
  • Battery Charger BC-W126S

Availability and Pricing:

The Fujifilm X-T3 will be available later on September 20, 2018 in the U.S. and Canada. The Fujifilm X-T3 Body will be available in black and silver for USD $1,499.95 and CAD $1,899.99. The Fujifilm X-T3 Body with XF18-55mm Lens Kit will be available in black and silver for USD $1,899.95 and CAD $2,399.99.