Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera Launched In India

Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera Launched In India

Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Camera Launched In India

by September 21, 2018

The Fujifilm X-T3 has been launched in India. This closely follows the global launch of the product. The X-T3 is a successor of the X-T1 that was launched over four years back and the X-T2 that was launched in 2016. The X-T3 is a premium mirrorless camera that takes on the similar mirrorless cameras announced by Nikon and Canon. The Fujifilm X-T3 has a slightly enhanced resolution than its predecessor X-T2. However, it packs in much better processing power and autofocus performance.

The Fujifilm X-T3 body-only comes with a price tag of Rs. 1,17,999. Its 18-55 mm lens kit comes at a price of Rs. 1,49,999, and the X-T3 accessory (battery grip) comes with a price tag of Rs.25,999. The product will be available in India in two colour options namely Black and Silver.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is a compact mirrorless camera. It sports a newly-developed back-illuminated 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor. The camera boasts of an X-Processor 4 image processing engine which enables to add the new “monochrome adjustment” function to its Film Simulation modes. As per Fujifilm, the processing speed of the camera is approximately 3 times faster than that of the current models. As per the company, the Fujifilm X-T3 is the first APS-C mirrorless camera that is capable of 4K/60fps 10-bit video capture. In addition, the sensitivity of ISO 160 which was earlier available only as an extended ISO will now feature as part of the normal ISO range with this camera.

The X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor packs in 2.16 million phase detection pixels which is more than 4 times the current models available in the market as per the company. The Fujifilm X-T3 expands the phase detection AF area to the entire sensor and it is so fast and accurate that it can be used to neatly capture images of the subject that is positioned away from the centre of the frame. The low-light autofocus limit of the camera has been enhanced from -1EV to -3EV to enable the camera to use phase detection AF in low light conditions. The Fujifilm X-T3 offers an ISO range of 160-12800 but it can be extended to the range of 80-51200.

The Fujifilm X-T3 sports a high-resolution 3.69-million-dot Evolved electronic viewfinder (EVF). The EVF comes with a high magnification ratio of 0.75 times. The display time lag is 0.005 seconds and its refresh rate is approximately 100fps. The camera also offers a new mode called the ‘Sports Viewfinder mode’ to capture moving subjects. The Fujifilm X-T3 uses this mode to capture the image of a subject in the area equivalent to 16.6-megapixel, marked in the viewfinder.

The Fujifilm X-T3 also features a new function named ‘Pre-Shoot”. This function enables the camera to start shooting a scene even when the shutter button is half-pressed. What’s more, it records at the very moment when the shutter button is fully pressed.

Fujifilm claims that the sensor’s read speed is about 1.5 times faster than other models. As per the company, the sensor enables fast 17ms reading of 4K/60fps video. In addition, the rolling shutter distortion has been reduced for better recording of fast-moving subjects.

The Fujifilm X-T3 comes with support for 10-bit colour depth that boosts the amount of colour information by 64 times compared to 8-bit depth. This feature is coupled with 400 percent (roughly 12 stops) dynamic range. It enables to capture material with rich gradation. The battery of the camera can enable to capture 390 shots in one full charge as per the CIPA standards.