Fujifilm X-T3 is a mirrorless with a new matrix and processor, improved autofocus and many other improvements. What are the parameters of the new Fuji camera?
Fujifilm X-T2 made its debut on the market over two years ago and since then it has won a lot of fans. Many professional photographers began to reach for this model, praising the high speed, comfort of work, or the quality of photos. Now Fujifilm X-T3 debuts on the market, introducing many changes to its predecessor.
The most important features of Fujifilm X-T3
- Matrix APS-C, 26 megapixels
- ISO 80-51 200
- Serial mode 11 fps
- 3 times faster image processor
- Movie mode 4K 50p
New matrix and new processor
Fujifilm X-T3 is primarily a comprehensive change in the interior. A new APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 matrix was used, which has 4 times more phase detection pixels compared to current models. These pixels are distributed over the entire surface of the matrix. Despite the 26 MP resolution, it has a high S / N ratio (signal to noise ratio) and a lower ISO160 basic sensitivity.The low-illumination effect of autofocus has been extended to -E3EV , which allows precise autofocusing also for poorly lit motifs, such as lighting in the same light. In turn, the X Processor 4 is to provide a 3x increase in speed image processing relative to previous models.
Faster autofocus and serial mode
The new processor also allowed the AF system to be improved, which ensures a one and a half times faster processing compared to current models of the manufacturer. The manufacturer has also developed a sharpening system based on the eye and face, which is important when photographing people. The continuous autofocus work has also been improved , which will surely please the filmmakers. Thanks to the new processor it was also possible to provide a fast serial mode. With an electronic shutter, we can take as many as 30 photos in a second, with the crop turning in at 1.25x. On the other hand, in the case of a mechanical shutter, we will take 11 photos in a second.
Classic design with improvements
In the new camera, the manufacturer retained the appearance known from the X-T2 model. However, there were a few changes. Among others, there are large knobs on the top panel and buttons on the rear panel, as well as convenient operation of the front and rear dials, which react to changing the setting with a characteristic click. A headphone connector has been introduced in the camera body , allowing direct connection of accessories used during filming, such as a microphone or HDMI devices. The screen is tilted and supports touch, and the optical viewfinder provides a higher refresh rate than current models.
Movie mode 4K 50p
After the Fujifilm X-H1 model, the producer goes further towards the filmmakers. The camera provides the ability to film in 4K at a speed of 60 (in Europe 50) frames per second and save the image to the card in 4: 2: 0 10 bit format. The signal can also be output via the HDMI connector and then the sampling frequency is 4: 2: 2 10 bits. The camera has a higher data compression H.265 / HEVC. This allows you to use high bit rate 200Mbps when recording 4K / 60P 4: 2: 0 10 bits, as well as for simultaneous broadcasting of the signal through the HDMI output during recording. Shared video compression options are ALL-Intra and Long GOP. When using the ALL-Intra option , video footage is recorded at 400Mbps. The introduction of a completely new noise reduction process and the new "intercostal noise reduction mode of 4K mode" contributes to reducing the noise corresponding to increasing the aperture by two full steps. The new noise reduction process better identifies elements that create noise, disrupting the image, which improves the process of denoise. The 4K "4K inter- frame noise reduction" function uses data that differentiates two adjacent film frames to reduce noise. In addition, the minimum sensitivity for recording film material F-Log and DR400% has been reduced from the current level of ISO 800 to ISO 640, which meets the needs of filmmakers. In addition to the functions mentioned above, the X-T3 will, after updating the firmware planned for the end of 2018, support video recording in the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) format, i.e. in one of the formats defined by the international ITU-R BT standard .2100. The camera will be able to generate film material simultaneously with photomicrograph simulation mode and with F-Log. In X-T3 there will also be two new modes of photosensitive film simulation. These are "Color Chrome" and "Acros".
Price Fujifilm X-T3: is it worth buying this camera?
Looking at the specifications, Fujifilm X-T3 promises to be great. The camera is a revolution against the predecessor. The manufacturer has streamlined or completely replaced the most important components, making the camera much better. Not only the camera's photographic capabilities are great, but also the film ones. This is another producer's model that can be successfully used by filmmakers because it has everything you need. So how much do we have to pay for everything? The camera was priced at around $ 1500, that is, about $ 100 less than X-T2 at the time of takeoff. The latter in our market on the day of the premiere cost PLN 7399 for the body. Can we therefore expect a lower price at the start, at around 7,000? zł? Quite possible. We'll see soon. The camera is expected to hit the market in September this year.