Fujifilm X-T3 Review

Overall Rating
Based on 19 expert reviews

Reviewers generally raved about the X-T3, with Digital Camera World saying Fujifilm's retro-styled mirrorless camera "is so good, in so many areas, that you really have to scrape the barrel to find anything negative to say about it at all." The X-T3's 26.1MP, X-Trans CMOS 4, APS-C sensor received high praise, both for its resolving power and the image quality for both Raw and JPEG images. The camera also has a lot of pep in its step, capable of firing off 20 frames per second for full resolution images, and 30fps at 16.6MP. Several reviewers said the X-T3 was highly responsive overall, and that the camera's autofocus system was faster and vastly improved from the previous model, with strong tracking capability for moving subjects. Other improvements include an upgraded video mode, which allows the X-T3 to capture crisp 4K video at 60fps in 10-bit. Though some critics cited minor handling issues, most appreciated the X-T3's "stylish" retro-inspired design and it's durable, dust-proof/splash-proof/weather-proof body. On the downside, there's no in-body image stabilization, nor a built-in flash, but most reviewers seemed to have a hard time finding much fault with the X-T3. In fact, Engadget said it’s "the best APS-C camera you can buy for video, and Fujifilm's finest mirrorless camera yet."

+ 26MP APS-C sensor produces excellent image quality for both JPEGs and Raw
+ Fast and accurate autofocus
+ 20 frames per second full resolution shooting; 30 fps at 16.6MP
+ 4K, 60fps, 10-bit video
+ Compact dust and splashproof, stylish retro body
+ Both headphone and microphone jacks
+ Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
- No in-body image stabilization
- No built-in flash
- Rear screen doesn't fully articulate
Full Model Name
Fujifilm X-T3
Camera Type
Mirrorless Camera
Sensor Format
Kit Lens
Frame Rate
20 frames per second
Autofocus System
425-point hybrid AF system
X-Processor 4
ISO Range
ISO 160-12,800 (native); ISO 80 - 51,200 (expanded)
3.69M-dot electronic viewfinder
Weather/Water Proofing
Weather resistant
Rear Screen
Three-axis tilting 3-inch touchscreen
Card Slots
Dual UHS-II SD card slots
5.2 x 3.7 x 2.3 inches
19 ounces
$1699 with XF18-55mm kit lens
Top Reviews

"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." - DPReview, read the full review here.


"The X-T3 is so good, in so many areas, that you really have to scrape the barrel to find anything negative to say about it at all. Yes, a bigger buffer depth would have been good in continuous shooting mode and it’s a shame there’s no in-body stabilisation, but if you look at the price and what this camera can do, it outweighs all these tiny niggles. Rivals are creeping up, notably the Nikon Z 50, but right now the X-T3 still feels in a class of its own." - Digital Camera World, read the full review here.


"Fuji makes a lot of cameras. The X-T3 stands out as their top modern camera for fit and finish, and it excels for how it sounds and feels. If you appreciate the very best, you want the X-T3." - Ken Rockwell, read the full review here.


"The X-T3 is an amazing camera, the best camera of 2018, in fact. Those who want a mirrorless camera that expertly blends form and function, look no further than the Fuji X-T3. The fact that it's priced at just $1500 body-only (cheaper than the X-T2's launch price) makes it a fantastic bang for your buck." - Imaging Resource, read the full review here.


“The perfect blend of style and substance, the Fujifilm X-T3 is the new APS-C champ.” - Digital Trends, read the full review here.


"This is the pinnacle of the X-Series so far, improving upon the X-T2 with more advanced autofocus, blazing-fast continuous shooting, and video output that firmly puts it in the same conversation as Sony and Panasonic. Fujifilm’s lens lineup is filled out and comprehensive." - The Verge, read the full review here.


"The X-T3 is a triumphant return to form for Fujifilm. Even with just a higher-resolution X-trans sensor, vastly better autofocus and incredible shooting speeds, it would still be a winner. But Fujifilm outdid itself on video, vaulting the X-T3 to the top of the APS-C mirrorless podium." - Engadget, read the full review here.


"The Fujifilm X-T3 is a solidly built camera that benefits from an extensive refresh of the X-T feature set. With a sound new sensor, upgraded autofocus, stronger video capabilities than before and some useful new features, it's versatile enough to appeal to both existing Fujifilm users and curious DSLR owners after something fresh." - Tech Radar, read the full review here.

"The Fujifilm X-T3 is a compact but powerful mirrorless camera that effortlessly delivers great quality photos and video, and handles more confidently than any X-series body to date." - Cameralabs, read the full review here.


"The Fujifilm X-T3 is a phenomenal camera, delivering significant improvements over the already impressive X-T2 in terms of autofocus and low light performance." - The Phoblographer, read the full review here.


"Overall, the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera was responsive, fun to shoot with, and offered great performance and high-quality images. The new Fujifilm X-T3 is a solid option for those looking for a fast and reliable mirrorless camera system at a good price." - Shutterbug, read the full review here.


"The mirrorless Fujifilm X-T3 camera features the best autofocus tracking system Fuji has delivered to date, but is a bit power hungry and doesn't offer sensor stabilization." - PC Magazine, read the full review here.

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