The X-Pro3, the latest addition to Fujifilm’s X-Pro line-up of rangefinder style mirrorless cameras, offers top level features in a discrete, durable body.
It’s been over 3 years since the release of the X-Pro2, and fans have been waiting patiently for Fujifilm to announce the next version…
See the Fujifilm X-Pro3 at ProFusion Expo, November 13 – 14 in Toronto.
Well, X-Pro fans, the wait is finally over…
The X-Pro3 features a weather sealed, titanium (top and base plate) and magnesium body and is available in three finishes.
Two of the finishes, DR Silver and SR Black are coated in Duratect using cold plasma technology, which Fujifilm says offers a scratch-resistant finish.
X-Pro2 users will appreciate that little has changed in terms of the size, weight and overall shape of the camera.
As with the X-Pro2, the X-Pro3 uses a hybrid optical (OFV)/electronic (EFV) view finder.
The optical viewfinder offers 0.5x magnification and parallax-correcting frame lines that can help you compose your shots while viewing the “real world” in front of you and allows you to see outside the frame so you can better anticipate subjects moving into the frame.
The EVF features 3.69-million-dots and a 1:5000 contrast ratio and allows you to see in real-time how your image will turn out.
On the back of the camera there is a 3-inch 180-degree-tilting touchscreen that when folded up, is “hidden” from view.
Fujifilm says they hid the screen to “remove the distraction of a full-screen while shooting” and allow shooters to focus on “the scene in front of them rather than the scene they’ve just shot.”
A mini-screen on the back of the touchscreen shows essential camera settings such as white balance, ISO and active film simulation mode when the touchscreen is closed.
Performance wise, the X-Pro3 features a back-illuminated, 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad-Core processor and ISO range of 160-12800.
Fuji Guys – FUJIFILM X-Pro3 – First Look
The X-Pro3’s Phase-Detection autofocus system has also been given a boost and can operate in “near pitch darkness” down to -6EV.
Fujifilm has included all 16 of their current digital film simulation modes with the X-Pro3, and added 2 new ones, CLASSIC Neg. and Monochromatic Colour.
Video wise, the X-Pro3 can capture 4K footage at up to 30fps.
Canadian X-Pro3 pricing and release date available via the link below
A professional camera for photographers on the move who want top-level features, a low-profile, and reliable durability. Whether you are in the field, on the streets or in the studio, X-Pro3 reconnects you with your subject. Its revolutionary hybrid OVF/EVF and hidden LCD touchscreen keep you in the moment, while the state-of-the-art imaging sensor and incredible 4K video ensure spectacular results. X-Pro3 is a true photographer’s tool that combines all the feeling of film with all the quality of digital.
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