Fujifilm X-T3 Review (Philippines)
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Fujifilm X-T3 Review (Philippines)

The 4th generation mirrorless camera of Fujifilm. The third in the X-T series. The best of the three.

This is our review of the Fujifilm X-T3 (with Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens).

The Specs

26MP BSI ‘X-Trans CMOS 4’ sensor
425-point hybrid AF system
Improved AF Tracking and Face/Eye Detection AF
20 fps shooting with AF (11 fps with mechanical shutter)
30 fps shooting in 1.25x crop with electronic shutter
Sports Finder’ mode gives a preview of the area around a 1.25x crop
3.69M-dot electronic viewfinder
Three-axis tilting touchscreen
10 bit 4:2:0 H.265 internal video capture (4:2:2 over HDMI)
UHD/DCI 4K/60p from 1.18x crop region
UHD/DCI 4K/30p using full width of sensor
Internal F-Log capture (HLG coming by end of 2018)
Dual UHS-II SD card slots
USB C-type connector can be used for charging the battery
Headphone and Mic Sockets

The Fujifilm X-T3 has a 26MP X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 APS-C sensor.

It features high-performance X-Processor 4 image processing engine. It has 3-direction tilting electronic viewfinder LCD touchscreen. And to top it all, the body is a weather-resistant magnesium alloy.

It shoots 4K/60P 4:2:2 10bit video recording and it offers 30fps continuous shooting with the electronic shutter or 11fps with the mechanical shutter.

It has a lot of features to boast about including the dual SD memory cards slot.

The Fujifilm X-T3 has the same body as its previous model, the X-T2, which is not an issue at all. If you are upgrading to this camera, it won’t take you long to familiarize yourself with the buttons and whatnots.

The noticeable addition in this model is the 3.5mm headphone jack.

This camera something to seriously consider especially if you are into video production. This guy can do 4K/60P 4:2:2 10bit video, with a 1.18x crop, available via HDMI, also it can record 60fps at 4:2:0 10bit quality internally. It can also record 4K/60p internally while sending the file simultaneously via the HDMI. A dual recording is possible — internal and external.

The FUJIFILM Camera Remote mobile app allows the Fujifilm X-T3 to transfer files via Bluetooth LE or thru the standard WiFi connectivity.

Pricing

The current SRP of Fujifilm X-T3 is P86,990. It is currently the lowest-priced mirrorless in the market. Check my price comparison in this post.

Sample Images

I got one of the newest lenses together with X-T3 loan unit, the XF8-16mm. Because it is a super side lens, I was challenged and interested to shoot long exposures.

Here are a few samples I was able to produce. Note that this is my first time to do it.

F/22, 20secs, ISO: 160 (7PM, Harbor Square, Manila)

F/5.6, 20secs, ISO:160 (6PM, Harbor Square, Manila)

As far as the high-speed AF, here are few samples I took during the media launch held Cirkulo Verde in Libis, Quezon City.

As far as the XF8-16mm lens is concerned, here are few samples. I’d like to note that this lens is not lightweight when shooting handheld, you might end up with tired hands, especially it is a whole day shoot.

Sample 4K Video, Handheld

Pay attention to the image stabilization including the quality of audio from the built-in mic of the camera. It is quite clear and the colors are really great, just as the usual signature of Fujifilm cameras.

Here’s a slow-mo video sample.

Conclusion

For my line of work, as a blogger that uses a camera a lot for product photo shoot, and events coverage, a midrange phone would be enough. But if I want that commercial-grade images, the XT-3 plus a decent fix lens like the XF35mm will level up my images. That’s for sure.

For wedding photographers, you can boast of Fujifilm’s SOOC (straight out of the camera) personality.

For sports photographers, the X-T3 won’t fail you. You can now go to war against the leading high-speed DSLRs.

For videographers, XT-3 is a promising machine. The image stabilization is great plus the colors that pop is all you need.

Finally, if I am going to buy a mirrorless camera, coming from the first generation X-T series, the Fujifilm X-T3 must be my next camera.

  • Build10.0
  • Features9.5
  • Performance9.5
  • Images10.0
  • Price10.0
9.8Overall Score

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