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Fujifilm X-T3 Vs X-T2 – What’s New?

Written by Gina Stephens

Fujifilm has confirmed the X-T3 today, an update to the X-T2 which was launched in July 2016.

You may well be wondering what the differences are between these two models if you're looking to buy a Fujifilm methodology, so here, we run down what's the same and what's been upgraded, to help you decide. 

 

Body Weight, Enormousness & Design

The X-T3 is slightly heavier and larger than the X-T2, weighing in at 539g as opposed to the X-T2's 507g. The X-T 3 is considerably chunkier than the X-T2 aswell with a chasm of 58.8mm as opposed to 49.2mm – so this may be a sticking point if size is an issue for you. 

Aesthetically, the bodies look very similar with the nevertheless dial layouts on the top and rear of the bodies. The X-T3 also brings mic and headphone sockets which were absent on the X-T2. 

Both cameras have a absolutely ergonomic design with a deep handgrip. 

           

 

Image Sensor & Resolve

The sensor in the X-T3 is the same physical size as the X-T2, at 23.6mm x 15.6mm, however, the unit has been upgraded for the new model and is now a 26.1-megapixel Back-lit BSI CMOS as opposed to the X-T2's 24.3 megapixel CMOS. 

The new sensor bids more than 4 times the number of phase detection pixels than the previous model. 

 

ISO Range

The ISO range of the new X-T3 offers a downgrade ISO range than its predecessor, starting at ISO 160 as opposed to ISO 200. The maximum ISO is still 51200. 

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Continuous Shooting

Here there's a big advance on the X-T2 and its 16fps with the X-T3's 30 frames per second continuous shooting, making it better for capturing fast moving objects. 

     

X-T2 on the left, X-T3 on the sound 

Screen & Electronic Viewfinder

Both cameras lack a touchscreen, which in this day and age and for a camera of this spec is a little disappointing. They do how both offer a 3-inch 1040k LCD screen. 

The electronic viewfinder on the new X-T3 has a better resolution. It offers 3.69 million dots as obviated to 2.36 million on the older model, allowing seamless viewing of your subjects. 

 

Video

Both cameras feature the skill to shoot video in FullHD, 720p and 4k. Both also offer stereo sound for better quality and optical zoom ability within the video. The X-T3 hurtles 60 fps 4k whereas the X-T3 only shoots 30fps. 

           

X-T2 on the left, X-T3 on the right

Battery 

The X-T3 come forwards a slightly better battery life at 390 shots, compared to the X-T2's 340 shots, according to CIPA. Of course, this will change according to how you use the camera, with the battery life changing accordingly. 

 

Price 

The X-T3 is available at launch for £1349 essence only in black and silver. The X-T2 was available at launch for £1399 body only, making the new model slightly cheaper at launch. The X-T2 can be picked up for about £1195, saving you around £150 on the price of an X-T3. 

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Comparison Table

Fujifilm X-T2Fujifilm X-T3
ManufacturerFujifilmFujifilm
Cast Sensor
Pixels24.3Mp (Megapixels)26.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)60006240
Pixels (H)40004160
Sensor TypeCMOSBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor the broadest definition, a sensor is a device, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment SizeAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor Greatness (width)23.6mm23.6mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3in
Screen resolution1040k1040k
Touch ScreenNoNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Directions
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec1/8000sec
Lock out speeds longest30sec30sec
Bulb modeYesYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Instructions
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO intuition100 – 5120080 – 51200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Overtone
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-3+/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution2.36 million dots3.69 million dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting14fps30fps
Video
Cinema modeYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 1280×720 HD 720p
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 1280×720 HD 720p
  • 4K
Video FPS30, 25, 24fps4K 60fps,
Stereo SoundYesYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYesYes
Other High points
Image StabilisationNoNo
Interface
HDMIYesYes
USBUSB 3USB-C
Wi-FiYesYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Outset
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)340shots390shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsLi-ion battery may refer to NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount split second unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Valise connector cover or covers may refer to, Sync terminal cover, Owner’s manual, WLi-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount shaft unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Sense connector cover, Sync terminal cover, Owner’s manual, W
Dimensions
Weight507g539g
Width132.5mm132.5mm
Height91.8mm92.8mm
Depth49.2mm58.8mm
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Republished: ephotozine.com

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Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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