We have yet another mirrorless camera launch, but this one looks to be the best yet for budget-conscious videophiles. The team at Fujifilm have just unveiled the X-T3, a camera that looks to best the Nikon Z6 and Canon EOS R with a smarter collection of features at a much more attractive price. And with that vintage silver color option, a more attractive visual style.
The sensor in this new Fujifilm camera is only an ASP-C sensor, smaller than the full-frame offered by Sony, Canon and Nikon, but it still packs an impressive 26.1 megapixles,and brings with it some very solid improvements to video recording capability. The Japanese company is offering 4K video recording at 60 FPS, and its offering 10-bit color recording directly in-body. No need for external video recorders here. In another nod to video creators, you’ll find a headphone jack built-in to the body, allowing for much easier monitoring of audio levels.
To make moving footage around quicker and easier, the camera also sports a fast USB-C 3.1 connection, a huge improvement for anyone in the field using a newer Macbook. No more dongles and card readers needed, just plug directly into the camera. You can also charge the X-T3 this way, but at a much slower pace than a wall charger for the battery.
The cost of all this powerful imaging magic? A mere $1500, undercutting the full-frame competition by a healthy margin. This new camera is certainly not perfect, it lacks a fully articulated screen for starters, but for anyone looking to jump into the mirrorless camera party, this could be your best bet. Especially if you are heavily focused on video production, the new Fujifilm appears to be ready to spoil Canon and Nikon’s party.