I always wonder, when I see "battery life on (new camera) seems way better than on (old camera) if they're comparing the literal same battery? In other words, accounting for the fact that new cam came with new battery, not worn-out old battery.
This is fantastic to hear. Having used the X-T1 for a brief moment last year I definitely didn't care for the loud shutter (when my main camera was the superb X100T). Even though I'm hopelessly in love with leaf shutters I considered the X-Pro2's shutter "pretty nice" and perhaps even "tolerable" -- wonderful if the X-T3 shares the technology.I've mainly shot with the mechanical shutter and it is snappier than the X-T1 - it is quieter and is more of a click than the slight clunk that the X-T1 gives.
Shutter release is very nice - seems a lot smoother than the old one.
Battery management is light years ahead of the X-T1. The X-T3 is showing red battery today and is still shooting. The X-T1 would die almost immediately when it showed the battery as red.
I completely missed the threaded shutter button. All the serious cameras have thatUsed a cable release this morning (for the picture above). Sadly, that was one of the ergonomic reasons for me upgrading from an X-T1!
I wouldn't say that it stays red for hours or hundreds of shots, but it stays red a lot longer then my "red, then dead" X-T1 which would get about 2 shots when it went from 2 bars to 1 bar.Weird. I'd be inclined to react the opposite way. A battery that starts to flash red is supposed to die within minutes or frames, and an indicator that keeps the battery red yet alive for hours isn't doing a good job.