DPReview: Fujifilm X-T3 Review “as a compact, relatively affordable do-everything camera, it’s impressive.”

DPReview finished their Fujifilm X-T3 review and the camera does very well in all areas, with video performance being particularly strong and best in class. In fact, it is so strong that many GH5 owners are looking forward to the Fujifilm X-H2. The Fujifilm X-T3 is also very rugged and the AF has become very good and it will only get better with firmware updates. At $1,500 the X-T3 is an incredibly attractive camera, but some might want to purchase a Sony a7III for a few hundred dollars more to get a full frame sensor. You can read the full review here.

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony a6500

“The X-T3’s most direct rival is the Sony a6500: another APS-C mirrorless camera able to shoot stills and 4K video. The Fujifilm wins out comfortably, for us. Autofocus performance is broadly comparable across the two cameras (though the Sony’s Eye-AF system is better), but the operation and handling of the X-T3 is much better, as are its video capabilities. You’ll miss out on the in-body stabilization of the a6500, but Fujifilm’s larger range of lenses helps make the whole system more attractive.”

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Nikon D500

“The Nikon D500 is another obvious point of comparison. The DSLR would still be our choice for sports, action or wildlife photography but for most other photography, the X-T3’s smaller size, higher resolution, attractive output and vastly better video make it the stronger option (though users of heavy lenses may prefer the D500’s grip). Depending on your needs, the Fujifilm may have a wider choice of well-matched lenses than the Nikon.”

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Sony a7III

“Putting up more fierce competition is the Sony a7 III which, for a few hundred dollars more, offers the step up in image quality that full-frame can bring, as well as in-body image stabilization and a larger grip. The X-T3 is arguably nicer to shoot and actually out-performs the 8-bit video of the Sony but it can’t compete with its image quality or fully match the Sony’s AF performance. However, the Fujifilm is less expensive and smaller, especially if you factor in the lenses you might want, so it depends on your priorities.”

Fujifilm X-T3 vs Panasonic GH5 

“The X-T3’s impressive video puts it into competition with the Panasonic GH5 and GH5S. The Panasonic pair certainly have better video support features (waveform display, uploadable LUTs for corrected displays, shutter angle control, 4:2:2 internal capture), but the Eterna color mode, along with the ability to shoot 10-bit at 60p are powerful counter-arguments. The larger sensor and more dependable AF even give the X-T3 the edge in some respects. And if you want to shoots stills too, it’s a clear win to the Fujifilm.”

What we like What we don’t
  • Excellent stills image quality in both JPEG and Raw
  • Impressive 10-bit 4K video capture
  • Traditional dial-based controls with good level of customization
  • Fast, configurable autofocus
  • Rapid shooting with decent buffer
  • Option for separate stills and video exposure settings
  • Effective eye detection system (though not up to Sony Eye AF standard)
  • Eterna color mode great if you don’t want to have to grade your footage
  • 10-bit Log capture (even at 60p) great if you do
  • Includes both headphone and mic sockets
  • Bluetooth makes connecting to a phone easier
  • Viewfinder nicely detailed
  • Dual-hinged screen is highly versatile
  • USB charging is convenient
  • Slightly higher noise levels at very high ISOs than its predecessor
  • Some lenses can’t take full advantage of X-T3’s AF speeds
  • Very quick to drop to a slower, darker preview mode (presumably to save battery)
  • A tripod or gimbal is needed to get the best of the camera’s video
  • No way to quickly toggle Face Detection
  • No non-face subject tracking in video

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