Fujifilm X-T3 unveiled images

Fujifilm X-T3 unveiled

The Fujifilm X-T3 features a new X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 image processing engine for the delivery of outstanding stills and video. Is this the moment to switch to mirrorless?



Fujifilm has officially announced the new X-T3. The APS-C mirrorless camera boasts superb image quality and an enhanced ability to track a moving subject – AF performance has been significantly improved and the electronic shutter is capable of up to 30fps blackout-free burst shooting. The X-T3 is also the world’s first APS-C mirrorless camera that can record internal 10-bit 4K video at 60fps.

Main features

– The combined might of the X-T3’s X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 is set to deliver superb image quality and the fastest processing in X-Series history.

– The X-T3’s X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor boasts four times the number of phase detection pixels than the camera’s predecessor (the X-T2). This has increased the phase detection AF area to cover approximately 100% of the frame.

– The X-T3’s electronic shutter is capable of blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 30fps. The mechanical shutter is capable of continuous shooting at 11fps (without the vertical grip).

– Improvements have been made to the mirrorless camera’s low-light performance. The X-T3’s native ISO range is 160-12,800 and its low-light AF limit is -3EV.

– Enhanced viewfinder performance should improve the user’s ability to track a moving subject. The new Sports Finder mode is targeted towards action photographers by capturing a 1.25x crop, marked on the rear LCD or EVF. The larger field of view is intended to aid the manual tracking of a subject, while also decreasing the blackout time.

– The X-T3 can capture 4K at 60fps in 10-bit 4:2:0 internal SD card recording and 4K at 60fps in 10-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output (both can be filmed at the same time). Supported video formats include the widely-used MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC for greater data compression.

*As of September 6, 2018, according to FUJIFILM data

Vertical Power Booster Battery Grip VPB-XT3 (designed specifically for the X-T3)



This Vertical Battery Grip is dust and water resistant, and is capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C. It houses two batteries, bringing the total number of batteries to three (including the one in the camera body). This increases the maximum number of frames that can be taken per charge to approximately 1,100 (in Normal mode). The camera does not need to suspend its operation to switch to a new battery, even during continuous shooting or video recording.

Main features

– The grip features a variety of buttons to provide the same level of operability when shooting vertically, as you’d expect when shooting horizontally.

– Charge batteries within the VPB-XT3 by using the supplied AC adapter (AC-9VS). You can fully charge two batteries at the same time in approximately two hours.

Key Features: Fujifilm X-T3 Digital Camera Body – Black

  • New back-illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor
  • New X-Processor 4 image processing engine
  • 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit internal SD card recording
  • Full HD 1080/120p slow motion recording
  • Dramatically improved AF performance (1.5x faster)
  • ISO160-12800 (extendable from ISO 80 to 51200)
  • Features Fujifilm’s Colour Chrome Effect found in the GFX50S
  • 30 fps continuous shooting in 1.25x crop ‘Sports Finder’ mode (electronic shutter)
  • 20 fps continuous shooting at full resolution with AF (electronic shutter); 11 fps mechanical shutter (without grip)
  • 3.69-million-dot high resolution EVF (100% coverage)
  • 3.0″ 1.04 million dot 3-directional tilting touch screen LCD monitor (100% coverage)
  • New Sports Finder mode and New Pre-Shoot function
  • Dual SD card slots
Fujifilm X-T2 unveiled image

Fujifilm X-T2 unveiled

Fujifilm’s new X-T2 offers super-fast autofocus, a weather-sealed body and exceptional image quality. Is this the moment to switch to mirrorless?




This morning Fujifilm officially announces its new flagship, the X-T2, which sees the mirrorless X brand gunning for a slice of the pro market.

Closely resembling 2014’s X-T1 in design and build, the Fujifilm X-T2 has been upgraded with new imaging and processing technologies to deliver faster operational speeds.

It delivers a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor, shoots 4K video with a Clean HDMI output and dramatically improves AF performance from previous models.

Whereas older X-series cameras utilised 49 AF points, the X-T2 ups this to 91. Approximately 40% of the imaging area is covered with phase detection pixels, allowing for fast and precise AF acquisition.


Fujifilm says that in real terms, this enhances the X-T2’s ability to automatically focus on points of light, low-contrast objects and subjects with fine and delicate textures. This addresses previous weaknesses of phase-detection autofocus systems.

The EVF on the X-T2 has been further improved on the preceding camera. It’s a 2.36-million-dot high-resolution organic EL electronic viewfinder with a time lag delay of 0.005 seconds. Its maximum brightness is double that of previous models and it features Automatic Brightness Adjustment functionality which makes it easy to use even in strong backlighting. The EVF can refresh at a rate of 60fps, or 100fps in Boost mode (more on Boost mode below).

The body of the Fujifilm X-T2 is made entirely from magnesium alloy, meaning it is solid and durable without sacrificing lightweight portability.

Body-only, the Fujifilm X-T2 weighs around 500g. That’s about a third of the weight of a recent pro DSLR. And this is with weather-sealing at 63 points, making the X-T2 well-suited for rough outdoor work.


A new battery grip, named the Vertical Power Booster Grip or VPB-XT2, is to be released simultaneously and further cements the XT-2’s status as a serious option for the pro.

Packing in two extra batteries, the VPB-XT2 increases the Fujifilm X-T2’s shooting capacity to approximately 1,000 shots per charge, and its 4K recording duration to a maximum of thirty minutes.

The grip also features a selection of buttons (including shutter release, focus lever E-L button, AF-L button, command dials, Q button and Fn button) designed to make the X-T2 as easy to operate vertically as it is horizontally. The grip also features the same extent of weather-sealing as the X-T2 itself.

With the grip attached, the photographer can activate the previously mentioned ‘Boost’ mode. This uses the extra power from the additional batteries to improve the X-T2’s overall performance. In real terms this means faster continuous shooting and shorter shooting interval (up to 11fps with the mechanical shutter; 14fps with the electronic shutter), shorter shutter release time lag and blackout time.


For more details, or to place an order, contact Fixation sales on 020 7582 3294, or by email at sales@www.fixationuk.com.

What’s your view? If you’re a DSLR user, does the X-T2’s spec sheet tempt you to start looking at mirrorless? Let us know in the comments.


Fujifilm X-T2 key specifications:

  • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor
  • Dual SD card slots
  • Native ISO 200-12,800; extended ISO 100-51,200
  • 48-inch, 2.36-million-dot colour LCD viewfinder offering 100% coverage. Magification 0.77x; eye point approx. 23mm; built-in eye sensor
  • 3-inch, 1040k-dot, three-directional tilting LCD monitor
  • 14fps continuous shooting with electronic shutter; 11fps with mechanical shutter (only when fitted with VPB-XT2
  • 4K 3840×2160 movie recording
  • Rechargeable battery NP-W126S (Lithium-ion type)
  • 132.5 mm (W) X 91.8mm (H) X 49.2mm (D) (Minimum depth: 35.4mm)
  • 507g (including battery and memory card); approx. 457g (excluding battery and memory card)
  • 340 frames per charge (approx. 1,000 when fitted with VPB-XT2 and shooting in Normal mode)




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