Fuji X-T3 Field Test Part I: A few days in NYC with Fujifilm’s new flagship X-series camera


posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:14 PM EST

Click here to read our Fuji X-T3 Field Test Pt. 1


Just last week Fujifilm announced the successor to their wildly-popular X-T2 camera, aptly-named the Fujifilm X-T3 -- no surprises there with the product naming. What is rather surprising is that while Fuji managed to keep the body design nearly identical, they were able to add new physical features and increase performance to where the X-T3 almost out-classes the higher-end X-H1 camera. For instance, there's now a headphone jack built into the main body, there's a more powerful AF system, 4Kp60 video recording is now available, and much more!

Oh yeah, and there's an all-new 26MP APS-C X-Trans sensor and a faster X Processor 4 image processing chip inside.

XF 200mm f/2 WR: 200mm, f/2, 1/800s, ISO 8000

Our New York City-based colleague Eamon Hickey was on-hand at the X-T3 launch event put on by Fujifilm, and was able to not only spend time shooting at the launch event festivities but also hang onto the camera for a few days afterwards and gather a variety of other shots with the new APS-C mirrorless camera. He's come back now with a few insights and thoughts on his experience with the camera so far for an initial Field Test, so all interested parties will want to dive right in.

Thus far, the X-T3 is shaping up to be an excellent camera. It's AF system feels very fast and accurate (even in extemely unpleasant, dim lighting) and the camera's build quality is just as rugged, if not more so, than the X-T2's. Overall, Eamon reports a pleasing shooting experience so far, noting the camera's speed, performance and AF system.

XF 50-140mm f/2.8 WR: 140mm, f/2.8, 1/1000s, ISO 800, +0.3EV

Head over to his Fujifilm X-T3 Field Test Part I for all the details and be sure to check out the Gallery Page for a variety of real-world images.

Fuji X-T3 Field Test Part IGallery ImagesOverview