Fujifilm X-T3 Review: Continuous shooting

The X-T2 was no slouch when it came to shooting a continuous burst of images. It was capable of rattling out a sequence at 8fps, with the option to increase the top end speed to 14fps by attaching a vertical power booster. The pairing of the X-T3’s new sensor and image processor presents generous speed benefits over its predecessor, with the option to shoot at up to 11fps using the mechanical shutter in continuous high (CH) burst mode.

Fujifilm X-T3

Here the X-T3 is set to its CH (Continuous High) burst mode. Users should note that movie mode is also accessed from the drive mode settings and at the opposite end you’ll find multiple exposure and sweep panorama modes

The beauty of the X-T3 is that it doesn’t require a vertical power booster grip to shoot faster than 8fps, giving users to get the benefit of being able to shoot faster without adding additional weight to the body. Engage the X-T3’s electronic shutter and enter the X-T3’s drive settings and you’ll find many more high speed burst options available.

You can shoot at 20fps using the electronic shutter, or up to 30fps using the electronic shutter with a 1.25x crop of the sensor. Select one of the three 1.25x crop burst settings (10fps, 20fps and 30fps available) and images will output at a lower, but still very useable 16.6-million-pixel resolution.

The continuous high speed burst settings as displayed in the X-T3’s menu. The ‘ES’ settings highlight the speeds that are available using the electronic shutter. Users can shoot at up to 11fps using the mechanical shutter

The X-T3 also introduces a Sports finder mode that clearly marks the 1.25x cropped area in the viewfinder when the mechanical shutter is used. This has its uses for fast or unpredictable subjects, where you’d like to observe the movement outside of the frame before it enters the cropped area, increasing your chances of getting the shot at the perfect moment.

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