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Should You Still Buy The Fuji X-T3 Or X-T4

Many photographers and content creators wonder is it a good idea to buy used camera equipment, in order to save money, yet still be able to explore new creative avenues. This is especially relevant with recent price rises, and has lead to even more creators buying second-hand camera equipment. Fujifilm mirrorless X cameras are suitable for beginners and professionals, which is why this buying guide explores whether you should still buy the Fuji X-T3 or X-T4 in 2023.

Should You Buy The Fuji X-T3 Or X-T4 In 2023?

Lots of photographers trade-in camera equipment as they upgrade to the latest model, leaving a great selection of used cameras to choose from, many of which are in excellent condition. The question this guide answers is whether a previous generation used Fuji camera will still help you make amazing content today.

To help you decide we’ve got a specs comparison table and two videos, which explore these previous flagship Fuji mirrorless cameras and whether they are still relevant now.

Fujifilm X-T3 with Used Fujifilm 10-24mm F/4 R OIS Lens

Sample photo © France Tristan – Fujifilm X-T3 with Used Fujifilm 10-24mm F/4 R OIS Lens @10mm. Camera settings: 1/1000 sec. f/4. ISO 1000

Fujifilm X-T3, Vs X-T4, Vs XT-5 specs comparison

The comparison table below highlights key specifications, comparing these three wildly popular Fujifilm cameras, in order for you to quickly establish which features you most need. You can also learn more in our Fuji XT-5 review and Fujifilm X-T4 review, as well as an X-T3 First Look, which go into greater detail about each of these models.



Used X-T4

Used X-T3



From £849.00

From £499

Release date

17 November 2022

28 April 2020

6 September 2018

Image sensor

23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 5 HR with primary colour filter

23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4 with primary colour filter

23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4 with primary colour filter.


X-Processor 5

X-Processor 4

X-Processor 4

Number of effective pixels

40.2 MP

26.1 MP

26.1 MP

Max. Burst rate

20fps cropped (electronic shutter)

15fps (mechanical)

20fps (electronic shutter)

15fps (mechanical)

20fps (electronic shutter)

11fps (mechanical)

Max. video quality

6.2K/30p 4:2:2 10-bit

4K/60p 4:2:0 10-bit

4K/60p 4:2:0 10-bit

Max. Video recording duration

approx. 90 minutes

approx. 30 minutes

approx. 30 minutes

Dynamic range

13+ stops (F-Log2)

12 stops (F-Log)

11.2 stops (F-Log)

Storage media

SD memory card x2 UHS-I / UHS-II

SD memory card x2 (UHS-I / UHS-II)

SD memory card x2 (UHS-I / UHS-II)

Standard ISO range

ISO125 ~ 12800

ISO160 ~ 12800

ISO160 ~ 12800

Image stabiliser

7 stops

6.5 stops


Pixel Shift Multi-Shot

160 megapixels



Auto White Balance based on Deep Learning technology




Film simulation modes

19 (additional Nostalgic Neg)



HEIF image format




Deep learning subject detection AF

Yes, animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, airplanes and trains



Sensor phase detection pixels

3.33 million

2.16 million

2.16 million

LCD screen

1.84-million-dot three-way tilting




3.69-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification

3.69-million-dot EVF with 0.75x magnification

3.69-million-dot EVF with 0.75x magnification

Battery life (standard mode)

Approx. 580 frames

Approx. 500 frames

Approx. 390 frames

Camera body weight (including battery and SD memory card)

Approx. 557g

Approx. 607g

Approx. 539g

Immediately we can see the leaps Fujifilm is making while refining their impressive camera line-up, with the XT-5 adding significant improvements across the board. XT-5 users benefit from improved battery life, better Autofocus, LCD resolution, enhanced stabilisation and comprehensive upgrades throughout.

The specifications also show just how competitive the two previous models are, with many features shared between the X-T3 and the newer X-T4.

Mode dials on X-T4 make it easy and chic

Is the Fujifilm X-T4 still worth buying in 2023?

The Fujifilm X-T4 is definitely still worth buying and is one of the best APS-C format cameras available in 2023, with brilliant features for photography and videography. It’s around half the price of an XT-5, which are extremely hard to find second-hand, and leaves cash left over to choose a used Fuji lens (or two).

For videography the X-T4 records high-quality 4K/60p stabilised video in-camera, which increases when using the Micro HDMI port to record to an external recorder, such as the Atomos Ninja V. This records truly professional quality 4K DCI 10-bit at up to 59.94p video in 4:2:2 colour.

You can also harness the X-T4 for live streaming, events and as a webcam with free Fujifilm X Webcam software for your computer, providing a versatile camera for content creators with a Youtube channel, for Facebook Live and other platforms.

Photographers benefit from the tried-and-tested 26 megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, which has proven itself capable of capturing thoroughly professional results. The camera has all of the ingredients to shoot any subject, whether you photograph portraits, street photography or weddings for example. It will burst to 20 fps for fast action (15fps in mechanical shutter), features a reasonably wide dynamic range to draw out shadow detail and benefits from in-body stabilisation to help keep shots sharp, even when handholding in low light. You also have 18 Film simulation modes to experiment with, which is one of the most desirable Fuji camera features for photography.

Fujifilm X-T3 with Used Fujifilm 10-24mm F/4 R OIS Lens

Sample photo © France Tristan – Fujifilm X-T3 with Used Fujifilm 10-24mm F/4 R OIS Lens @10mm. Camera settings: 1/60 sec. f/6.4. ISO 80

Can a beginner use the Fujifilm X-T4 camera?

One of the key advantages the XT range provides, is the physical dials which adorn the body. These aren’t simply eye candy, which make the series look beautiful, but ensure models such as the Fujifilm X-T4 are a great choice for beginners.

The dials allow you to experiment more easily with settings such as ISO, aperture, shutter speed and exposure compensation, in order to advance your skills without needing to scroll through menu systems.

Beginners will also find several AUTO features, which enable the camera to adjust settings automatically, depending on which are selected, although we recommend you learn manual photography (in just 10 minutes) in order to progress more quickly.

X-T3 close-up of metal body with exposure compensation dial

Is the Fujifilm X-T3 a professional camera?

The Fujifilm X-T3 is definitely a professional camera, which was Fuji’s flagship hybrid model just a few years ago. It is made from metal, features signature XT styling, with easy access mode dials to support professional workflows, including shutter speed, ISO, exposure comp, metering and a dedicated autofocus mode to change AF instantly.

For photography the X-T3 includes ‘Pre-Shoot’ mode, which is only now finding its way onto other systems. It focuses down to EV -3 for low light AF, and bursts at high frame rates of 20fps/11fps in electronic/mechanical modes. Image quality from the aforementioned 26MP sensor is impeccable, AF is assured with three different modes to choose from and the shutter even sounds professionally damped.

If you intend to capture video with the X-T3 you’ll be equally impressed. It was the first camera to record 4K/60fps 4:2:0 in 10 bit internally to the SD card and records to an external recorder at the same quality as the X-T4.

The lack of IBIS if probably the biggest gripe for many videographers, which also makes a difference for photography when shooting handheld. However, with a saving of £350 against the X-T4 and over £1000 vs the XT-5 you can add a professional gimbal, Fuji flashgun, lenses and all of the best Fujifilm accessories you’ll need. At the top of this list will be spare NP-W126S batteries (which you’ll definitely need), an SD card or two, which leaves you money to add a full-sized tripod, or even a mini tripod, which will dispel any stabilisation issues.

Fujifilm X-T3 with Used Fujifilm 80mm F/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens

Sample photo © Iwai Satoshi – Fujifilm X-T3 with Used Fujifilm 80mm F/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lens. Camera settings: 1/250 sec. f/8. ISO 200

Is the Fujifilm X-T3 good for beginners?

The Fujifilm X-T3 is an excellent choice for beginner photographers and for those starting out in videography. It combines powerful capabilities that are still relevant in 2023 and includes easy-to-use dials on the solid metal body, which are ideal for mastering your skills.

Shooting handheld with the Fujifilm X-T4

Both the X-T3 and X-T4 offer photographers, videographers and hybrid creators lots of features aimed at capturing compelling stills and movie content. Both models share the same sensor and processor, which deliver outstanding capabilities that can impress any audience even in 2023.

Where the X-T3 pioneered with class-leading video capabilities, the X-T4 refined, improving battery life, adding IBIS and slightly wider dynamic range. Choosing between them is tricky and naturally relies on having the budget, however both will provide a system which will not only help you to develop your skills, but also capture professional quality results.

Should you buy the Fujifilm X T4 in 2023 - Watch our video here

Browse now to find the perfect used Fujifilm X-T3 or used X-T4 from our broad selection, which all include a six-month warranty for complete peace of mind.


By Nick Dautlich on 13/02/2023

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