Feels like yesterday that I have gotten my X-T2. But its been 2 years.
In the electronic world new products roll out quicker than we could fully
utilize our current product. As for me I have and I am here to share
my experience with the new X-T3.
As I am writing this X-T3 blog post I realize almost all the details of X-T3
can be found in Fujirumors! I am screwed; what is there left to share? I
am not going waste your time with the details specification of the new
Fujifilm X-T3. All you need to know it house a 26MP APS-C X-trans BSI
sensor. No IBIS; which is fine.
As a X-T2 user myself I would believe many would like to know what is
the main improvement in X-T3. Here is my non technical mini review.
Auto focus. Damn its amazing. I first mounted my classic XF35mm F1.4
on it. Boy, this camera did some sorcery and this lens feel faster than
before. Wow. The AF on X-T3 is certainly a notch up even with older
lenses. I think its even faster than X-H1. The face and eye detection is
way faster and more accurate. Eye detection is even available in AF-C
mode. Portraits, Wedding and fashion photographer will love this
upgraded feature. Of course sports photographer will be the happiest lot.
Low ISO is now at 80 and one could shoot up to 15 minutes long for long
exposure photography. Gone with the 30 seconds limit. Finally a touch
screen for X-T3. The LCD is 3 way just like X-H1. Eterna and Crome effect
is now part of the X-T3 film simulation and feature.
Rolling Shutter. With X-T1 it was 1/15 and X-T2 1/30 and with X-T3 it has
improve to 1/60. With the top speed at 30 frame per second in crop mode;
the 1/60 in electronic shutter is certainly welcome. The position of X-T3
Viewfinder is move back by 3mm to prevent nose from touching the LCD.
I guess it only matters to ladies’s make-up and man with oily face.
From 24MP to 26MP isn’t a lot to me. It’s not even 10 percent. The
improvement is in the low noise department albeit others from the new
BSI sensor. I believe the most important feature in Fujifilm X-T2 and now
X-T3 camera is the user experience and Fuji colors. It’s second to none.
Lastly I think the price of the new X-T3 is more competitive and thus
more compelling for me to upgrade. What about the down side? Now I
have to spend some time selling my X-T2. Any takers?
Below are 2 Full Res shot taken in jpeg.