There are not many mirrorless cameras out there that are great both for photography and videography, as most cameras are usually better at one thing. Sure, the Sony A7III is a great hybrid camera, but now it finally has competition – the X-T3. If you decided to grab the new camera from Fuji, chances are you’re going to need some additional gear for it, so we decided to help out and take a look at some of the best Fuji X-T3 accessories.
Best Battery for Fuji X-T3
Fuji X-T3 uses the same battery as its predecessor (Fujifilm NP-W126S), although it manages to squeeze out some additional shots thanks to the more energy efficient processor. With that said, these batteries don’t have big capacity and for most people one is not enough, so we suggest grabbing at least one additional battery for your Fuji X-T3. If you need serious juice, then our suggestion would be to get the battery grip as well, which will allow you to use a total of three batteries at the same time.
For those who are on a tight budget, but need two additional batteries, our suggestion would be to pick up unofficial NP-W126 batteries from Wasabi, one of the best brands as far as unofficial batteries go.
Fujifilm Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery NP-W126S – Amazon
Fujifilm BC-W126S Battery Charger – Amazon
Fujifilm VG-XT3 Vertical Battery Grip – Amazon
Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Dual Charger for Fujifilm NP-W126 – Amazon
Screen Protectors for Fuji X-T3
Some people are pretty good at taking care of their camera screen, but if you’re not in this group, our suggestion would be to invest in a screen protector.
Best SD Memory Cards for Fuji X-T3
If you haven’t had the chance to read our full article on the best SD cards for Fuji X-T3, we suggest you take a look. To summarize, the camera has two UHS-II card lots, which is why we suggest you go with speedy UHS-II memory cards, especially if you plan on shooting 4K video at 60fps. Of course, if you’re a photographer and don’t plan on shooting a lot of videos, you can still get away with slower UHS-I cards, although we’d still go with faster cards. Here are three great picks for your X-T3, but if you need additional options, please refer to the aforementioned article.
Sony SF-G High Performance 64GB UHS-II U3 (go with this one if you’re going to be shooting a lot of video) – Amazon
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB UHS-II U3 – Amazon
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB UHS-I U3 – Amazon
Best Cases for Fuji X-T3
Cases are certainly a great way to protect your camera from scratches. There aren’t many options when it comes to cases for Fuji X-T3, but we’ll make sure to update the article when more of them become available:
Microphones and Audio
If you plan on shooting video with your Fujifilm X-T3, then you know audio quality matters a lot. The camera has a built-in microphone jack, so there’s no reason why one shouldn’t invest in an external microphone. Here are two choices depending on whether you’re looking for the smallest solution or optimal audio quality:
Best Gimbals for Fuji X-T3
One of the main cons of the X-T3 is the lack of in-body image stabilization, which can result in shaky video, but having a good gimbal definitely takes care of that problem. Here are some of the best gimbals for Fujifilm X-T3.
Best Camera Straps for Fuji X-T3
Peak Design makes some of the best camera straps in our opinion, and this is why we suggest grabbing one for the X-T3. Since this is not one of the heavier mirrorless cameras, narrower Slide Lite strap will do just fine. You can use it as a sling strap, shoulder strap or nack strap. That being said, if you prefer wrist straps, Peak Design makes a pretty good one also.
Best Camera Bags for Fuji X-T3
There are numerous camera bags and backpacks on the market, but our favorites are the ones from Peak Design and Manfrotto. If you have a bigger budget, we’d go with a Peak Design Everyday Backpack. The design is beautiful, the backpack has a lot of space and materials are of high quality. Two versions of this bag exist – 20L and 30L. For most people, the 20L version is the best choice, since the X-T3 is compact and Fuji lenses are typically quite small. However, if you plan on bringing a lot of lenses and other gear, go with 30L version.
If you don’t want to spend that much money on a backpack, Manfrotto Active Backpack may be the one for you. It is definitely more affordable, although the build quality is somewhat worse and it offers less space. There are two versions of the Active Backpack as well.
If backpacks are not your thing, and you typically carry your Fuji X-T3 with just one or two lenses, a small sling back such as the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L may be what you’re looking for.
Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L – Amazon
Best Tripods for Fuji X-T3
The X-T3 is quite compact so we believe it would be best to pair it with a compact travel tripod, that is unless you need a heavy duty tripod for serious video work. Our top two choices are listed below.
If you need an even smaller tripod, which you can carry around pretty much anywhere, check out these two:
Air blowers and lens wipes should be a part of every photographer’s or videographer’s kit. If you don’t already own these essentials, we suggest you get them soon because you’ll need them pretty quickly.
We hope that this guide helped you discover some useful accessories for your Fuji XT3. Now pack your camera bag and go shoot!