The X-Pro3, the newest in its cryptic X-Pro series targeted at street photographers and image journalists, was officially unveiled by Fujifilm. It has a number of excentric features, teased last month, including a 3.5-inch, 1.65-million dot rear display that you can't even see without flipping down. Otherwise, if you use one, it only displays the shutter speed, aperture, and other basic information, or the simulation of the film.
The idea is to help them' stay in the present' as Fujifilm puts it, to free the photographer from distractions. "You can find a connection not merely with your subject, but also with your art, always in front of you rather than with the scene you just shot," wrote a press release. "It is your mind and your eye."
Another sales point is the upgraded optical / electronic hybrid display if this is not strange enough for you. You gaze through an analog monitor in the rangefinder system instead of a digital screen. Because the subject is offset from the lens, its incorrect size and angle will always appear. Once you get used to it, you can fire quicker in practice (and use parallax aids). If you choose digital views, it transforms into 3,69 million levels, 200 Hz OLED EVF, fast and simple.
The X-Pro3 specs are otherwise aligned with the latest Fujifilm models. It has a sensor and X-Prozessor 4 quad-core imaging engine, like the X-T4, with a 26.1 megapixels X-Trans4 sensor. The total number of autofocus points has still to be mentioned by Fujifilm, but it says that the AF works in the dark at-6 Ev or even matches what the Nikon fullframe Z 6 can do. As with the X-T3 and other X-Trans4, the maximum ISO is 160-12,800 and 80-51,200 (expanded) to fire well in a low light.
Although X-Pro3 provides maximum control for photographers, it also uses smartphone tricks to facilitate things. "To produce a larger range of dynamics in the image than standard photographs," Engadget says, "the new HDR modes will automatically capture multiple images and combine them in camera. The feature works at the same time "without exaggerating light amplification."
You get the usual range of (excellent) films like Velvia, Eterna and Monochrome, but Fujifilm introduced two new ones with the X-Pro3: Classic Neg. Monochromatic Color. And monochromatic. Finally, you can choose a hue that is central to a choice of hot / cold and magenta / green colours. You can now change the tones and the highlights on the tonal curve if you want to fine tune the picture feel.
The 60 fps, 10-bit 4 K of the X-T3 can not match the side of the video, because that's not the way it is actually designed. You can still get DCI 4 K output at 30 fps and 1080p, or 120 fps overall (4,096x 2,160). The screen is 180 degrees away, so you cann't really use it to smash or creep because it is bent backwards (for that entire thing "stayed in the moment"). A 2.5 mm port is open, but there is no headphone jack.
The X-Pro3 is extensively weather-resistant, has titanium top and bottom plates and uses "cold plasma" technology on the "dura" model, as an indication to its target professional users. That's "one of the longest-lasting bodies in camera history for Fujifilm," said the firm. The SDXC UHS II expansion port, and the USB-C 3.1 Gen1 socket were optional devices.
This isn't a camera for all, it's a powerful draw for serious, needs-based photographers. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 is available for release in Dura Black and Dura Silver at the end of Fall 2019 for $1800 in black and $2,000.