Fujifilm X-T3 Gets Gold Award at DPReview (88% Overall Score)

DPReview published their full in-depth review for the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera, and the new Fujifilm X-T3 achieved an impressive 88% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Fujifilm X-T3 Key Features:

  • 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 Sensor
  • X-Processor 4 with Quad CPU
  • UHD 4K60 Video; F-Log Gamma & 10-Bit Out
  • 2.16m-Point Phase-Detection Autofocus
  • 0.75x 3.69m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
  • Extended ISO 80-51200, 30 fps Shooting
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; Sports Finder Mode
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium-Alloy Body

What we like:

  • 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
  • Decent (though not stellar) battery life
  • 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

What we don’t like:

  • Slightly higher noise levels at very high ISOs than its predecessor
  • 60p and 50p video taken from slightly cropped region of sensor
  • 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) in default mode
  • 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

Conclusion from DPReview:

As a stills camera the X-T3 is a pleasant update to one of our favorite APS-C cameras, significantly improving the autofocus. If you’re interested in stills and video, though, it’s knockout. The lack of stabilization holds the video back a touch but as a compact, relatively affordable do-everything camera, it’s impressive.

Fujifilm X-T3 body: $1,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Fujifilm X-T3 with 18-55mm lens: $1,899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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