Fujifilm has launched their latest mirrorless camera in the X-series, the Fujifilm X-T3, today, in India. As the X-T3 is a successor to the X-T2, the former does inherit the design features such as positioning of dials on the top panel, central viewfinder style, and others making it easier for a Fujifilm X-T2 user to make a switch, with no learning curves involved.
The X-T3 from Fujifilm uses a 26.1 MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, which is a back-illuminated sensor that has more than four times the number of phase detection pixels than the previous generation models. Along with this, the 26 MP sensor has the lowest sensitivity of ISO 160, with -3EV improvement in autofocus limit in low lit scenes.
X Processor 4 image processor underneath ensures that the camera can record 4K 10-bit videos at 60p. The new image processor claims to be three times faster than the existing image processors on current gen cameras. The autofocus times have also been improved by 1.5 times, thanks to 2.16 Million Phase detection pixels and faster image processing.
The Fujifilm X-T3 also offers a new “Pre-Shoot” function which starts shooting as soon as the shutter button is half-pressed, so users don’t miss any crucial moments. Also included is the new “Sports Finder mode” which makes it easy to capture moving objects, such as capturing sports or wildlife photography.
The Fujifilm X-T3 has a 3.0 touchscreen LCD monitor and 0.5-inch OLED Electronic View Finder with a display time lag of 0.005 secs and a refresh rate of approx 100 fps. Users can also by the optional Vertical Battery grip VG-XT3, which is designed specifically for the X-T3. Fujifilm claims that the X-T3’s battery and the vertical grip’s built-in battery can be fully charged together in just 2 hours.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said,
“It is a proud moment for us to announce the much-awaited Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless digital camera in the same year which marks our 10th anniversary in India. As we celebrate this success today, we are also gearing up for the next big leap towards new goals, one of which is to achieve 30% Market Share in the Indian Mirrorless Market in the next 3-4 Years. X-T3 is our step towards that endeavor, and we at Fujifilm are confident that the new X-T3 will receive the same recognition and acceptance received by its predecessors. We strongly believe that in the next five years the demand for mirrorless cameras will surpass that of DSLRs. We will continue to bring the best of technology and innovation to our consumers at the best possible price point.”
Pricing and Availability of Fujifilm X-T3
The Fujifilm X-T3 is priced for INR 1,17,999 for body only, 1,49,999 for the X-T3 with an 18-55mm lens, while the Vertical Grip VG-XT3 costs INR 25,999. The camera will be available in Black and Silver variants across the country.