What’s up guys, Sagi here and welcome to another Tech Gear Talk. Today I’m going to give you 10 reasons to buy the new Fuji X-T3. Fuji has been a strong performer in the photography world and with the X-T3 it introduces some powerful features targeted at videographers.
If you’re looking for one camera that is fantastic for both photography and video, this might be the best value available at this time. I have done a more detailed review of the Fuji X-T3 and I’ll link to it in the description below, but today I wanted to give you my top 10 reasons for buying the Fuji X-T3.
The X-T3 offers some significant improvements over what was already an impressive camera in the X-T2. So in no particular order, let’s get to the list.
This means that you can hold the shutter down and the camera will fire 11 exposures in a second. This is a fantastic feature for shooting moving subjects and it allows you to very quickly take a whole bunch of shots and then pick the one that you like best.
So if you’re at a sporting event, photographing your kids running around or trying to get a great shot of a pet, this is something you’re going to love. If you’re willing to use the electronic shutter, and add a 1.25x crop, you can shoot at up to 30fps…. That’s just absurdly fast.
In practical terms this translates to being able to attain accurate focus in low light. The autofocus system isn’t just more sensitive it’s also faster when using AF-C or continuous mode when recording video.
This is a fantastic feature for portrait photography where it consistency delivers the type of precision and accuracy I look for. This makes it easy to focus on your framing and not have to worry about where your selected autofocus point might be. In practice, it lets you reframe shots much more quickly because you don’t have to move the AF point every time you reframe.
So I can easily connect a shotgun mic and I’m all set!. This a really nice compact setup, it’s light, you’ll get great video and great audio, it’s just perfect for vlogging, shooting talking head video and really anytime where you want more directional sound pick up, instead of an omnidirectional microphone that will pick up sound from everywhere.
I’ve only had a card fail on me once in my life. It wasn’t with this camera, but I was so glad that I had an immediate backup of the footage because it would have been extremely difficult and costly to reproduce it.
But with the X-T3 you have another option. You can actually charge the battery using a USB-C cable. This makes it super convenient to take an external battery or power bank, whatever you want to call them and keep your camera charged. You can actually run your camera off of the power bank for long shoots or timelapse
There are new mirrorless cameras on the market that suffer from extremely limited lens options. Sure, you can expand that with adapters for the most part but that’s an extra piece of equipment you need to use which adds to the size of the system. And for the most part, the lenses you use with adapters are larger and heavier. Fuji has a fantastic line of lenses available for the X-T3. There are a ton of super fast primes and some really nice zoom lenses. And what’s great is that some of them are really affordable so you can get some great performance without having to spend a ton of money.
I’ll put some links in the description to some of my favorite lenses and there are some great sales going on right now so those links will always be updated with the lowest prices.
Should I buy the Fujifilm X-T3? I think the Fuji X-T3 is near the top of the list if not right at the top when it comes for mirrorless cameras that are outstanding for both photography and video. In terms of value, it is extremely difficult to beat.
I would love to know what you think of this list and what are some other reasons you might like the Fuji X-T3. The body alone sells right for $1499 and the kit with the 18-55mm lens is $1899 which is an outstanding value. I’ll put links in the description because there are always specials and discounts and the links will be automatically updated with the lowest pricing.
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