• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-T3 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000 II

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    58 mm vs 131 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    26.1 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 12.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    36 vs 20 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic FZ1000 II advantages over Fujifilm X-T3

  • Less expensive
    $898* vs $1699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality from both JPEGs and raw; Excellent high ISO performance; Up to 20fps full-res burst shooting; Very fast autofocus performance; High-res EVF; 3-way tilting touchscreen; Dual UHS-II slots; 4K 60p video; F-Log support.

  • Slightly higher noise levels than X-T2; No in-body image stabilization; Slight crop in 4K 60p (1.18x); Internal 10-bit HEVC video files require a fast, modern computer.

The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Fujifilm X-T3
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1182
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1182
  • 1 inch

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Fujifilm X-T3
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1399
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic FZ1000 II
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
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