Fuji XT3 – Camera Body and Controls, Autofocus, and More
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When Fuji XT3 proclaimed the upcoming release of the X-T3, I reason many of us were interested in what features and functions.
This new model would be implemented, mainly after the X-H1 had previously set a high bar with the current X-Trans sensor and processor.
How is the Camera Body and Controls?
I was somewhat welcomed with open arms as a working photographer, as I didn’t have to fuss over learning and retention new panels and the various dials’ layout. Like I continuously say, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
I saw that there are some components that the X-T3 has borrowed from the X-H1 with minor adjustments.
Here EVF (3.69 M-dot .75 Magnification) has been located slightly further away from the LCD screen, letting for more room between your nose and the LCD screen, something that I think we can all appreciate.
Here locking diopter is one of my favorite features – no more changes are needing afterward.
It was captivating my camera in and out of its bag since the dial will no lengthier twist. And also, turn when it rubs against the fabric, or once my fingers accidentally brush against it.
Here X-H1 3-way tilting touch LCD screen has also arrived X-T3. I discovered this quite useful when wanting to alteration my focal points while shooting in video mode.
Here headphone has moved into the body of the X-T3, somewhat than requiring the power grip at all times. It is excellent as it’s much easier to simply put the camera body onto a camera rig without the grip.
It also joins larger dials and buttons (similar to X-H1), so altering between settings is much more comfortable even while using gloves throughout our reserved winter weather in Vancouver.
How is the Autofocus?
How Distant Can It Go? The sensor and processor, together, are the heart of any camera.
The brand new 26MB BSI sensor offers 100% phase-detection area coverage, and the new Quad-Core Processor operates 150% faster than the previous generation’s processor.
100% PDAF coverage:
The X-H1’s revision to its autofocus algorithm now subdivides each of the 5 subdivisions into 4 new sub-areas. These 4 sub-areas then have 3 AF information pieces each.
Simply put, that means that the X-H1 is taking 60 pieces of data info from each AF point. This novel system provides a dual reading process, one for AF and the other for exposure.
Which meaningfully elevates the autofocus performance (face and eye detection included). It takes 240 Data Readout for a single point (vs. 60 on X-H1).
You today get a much lower light intensity limit for which the PDAF will gain correct focus; with the X-T3, we’re down to -3EV.
Through having a new Sports Finder Mode (only in Electronic Shutter) with a 1.25 crop at 16MB, I can sprout up to 30 fps.
It’s value noting that the rolling shutter effect is still present when shooting with fast subjects crossing the frame or criticizing the scene very quickly.
Custody this in mind, I found it easy to adjust my shooting position to avoid any predictable distortions in my photos.
A Different Animal Fujifilm has been a household name in the broadcasting video industry for quite some time.
By introducing the X-H1 and Cinema Zoom Lenses, and the MKX18-55mm and MKX 50-135mm lenses.
They poverty to be taken more seriously in the video market with their mirrorless cameras. The X-T3 takes these video functions and quality to a whole new level.
1 feature that stood out for me was the aptitude to shoot 4K inside at 50p or 60p active to 200 Mbps with H.264/H.265.
Or else 4K 30 frames per additional with up to 400 Mbps H.265 All-Intra to 4:2:0 10bit (SD), also, 4:2:2 10bit (HDMI).
We should note that a large V90 SD card is needed for 400 Mbps H.265 All-Intra recording.
You, too, have to ensure that your computer hardware is influential enough to handle High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) video editing.
The novel processor is significant sufficient to support Zebra Highlight Warning.
Fujifilm has taken the X-T3 to the next level with the new turbo engine. With its enhanced video quality and features.
It’s genuinely one of the top-end hybrid, mirrorless cameras in the APS-C market. I prefer the weight and size of the X-T3 over the X-H1.
As my video assignments do not usually require run-and-gun filming, I can live without the IBIS.
For me, the bottom line is to have a compact camera with an excellent sensor and processor, and I can tack on a small, external gimbal to mimic the effect of an IBIS.