WITH THE X-T2, Fujifilm took what we loved about the X-T1’s styling before tweaking the design and refreshing it with a new sensor and processor. A similar approach has been taken with the X-T3. It adopts the niceties of the X-T2 and has been updated with the latest X-Trans 4 sensor and X- Processor 4, transforming its performance significantly. The wide spread of phase- detect AF pixels across the full height and width of the sensor, united with its high-speed burst capabilities, provides a higher success rate of sharp shots when shooting the fastest moving subjects; meanwhile the improved responsiveness of the autofocus in dark scenes, combined with the way the sensor handles noise at high ISOs, makes it a strong contender when challenged by low light. Adding in-body stabilisation (IBIS) would have made it even better but this premium feature is, for now at least, earmarked to the Fujifilm X- H1.
As far as mirrorless cameras go, the X-T3 is right up there as one of the most versatile and feels as at home shooting landscapes and portraits as it is capturing the hardestto-shoot action. It might not boast the same professional status as some full-frame mirrorless cameras, yet it’ll have great appeal, especially with those who want an impressive performance in a small form factor, supported by the best APS- C-specific lens range currently on the market. The X-T3’s arrival is likely to drive down the price of the X-T2, which up until recently has held its price very well.
Fujifilm had a solid platform on which to build the X-T3 and the firm has once again succeeded at turning a great camera into an even better one. With very few criticisms and so much to love, I can categorically say it’s the finest APS- C mirrorless camera that’s ever been made and remains a compelling choice for those who wish to bypass the larger and heavier full-frame mirrorless systems in the market.