Product photos of Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera appear online

Official product photos of the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera have surfaced online. The new camera is rumored to be announced on September 6. Reportedly, it can be filmed in 4k resolution at 60fps and the maximum shooting speed has been significantly increased.

The Japanese camera blog Nokishita has put a number of product photos of the X-T3 online. The new camera is very similar in design to its predecessor, the X-T2. For example, the dials for exposure compensation, ISO value and shutter speed are all still in the same place, although the wheels seem slightly thinner than on the X-T2. The handgrip also looks the same, although Fujirumors reports that it is slightly larger.

The X-T3 is rumored to have a backside illuminated sensor, the resolution of which is still unknown. The X-T2 has a regular 24.3-megapixel sensor of the aps-c format. The new sensor would make it possible to film in 4k resolution at 60 frames per second; the X-T2 released two years ago does not go beyond 30fps in 4k resolution. The new camera would have 425 focus points, where phase detection would use the entire sensor. The X-T3 would not have stabilization in the body.

The X-T2’s maximum shooting speed is 8fps with the mechanical shutter and without the battery grip, and 14fps when the electronic shutter is used. With the Fujifilm X-T3, that has reportedly increased to 11fps with the mechanical shutter and 20fps with the electronic shutter. The latter would come out at 30fps in a 1.25x crop mode. With this maximum shooting speed of 20 fps, the X-T3 is on the same level as the Sony A9 or the Panasonic G9. All this would be possible with a new sensor and image processor. The X-T3 will reportedly be announced on September 6.