Fujifilm X-Pro3 review: living in the moment, not a screen in sight
The Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a 26 megapixel mirrorless interchangeable lens camera built around a clever optical / electronic viewfinder and designed to look like a classic rangefinder.
This, the third iteration of Fujifilm's first X-mount camera gains titanium top and base plates but the most noteworthy feature is an LCD panel that faces the back of the camera and needs to be flipped down to use it. The viewfinder and rear screen are the main distinctions between this and the similarly-specced X-T3.
A low-resolution status panel on the back of the camera speaks to the underlying ethos of the camera, which we'll look into in more detail on the next page.
- 26MP APS-C BSI CMOS sensor
- Optical/Electronic hybrid viewfinder
- Fold down rear LCD
- Rear-facing Memory LCD status panel
- Titanium top/bottom plates
- 4K video at up to 30p, 200Mbps
- 11 Film Simulation modes, now with 'Classic Neg'
The X-Pro3 is available in painted black version with a list price of $1799 or with the silver or black hardened, coated surface for $1999.
What's new and how it compares
The X-Pro3 looks a lot like its predecessors except for one major change.
Body and controls
A new titanium top plate, rear 'sub monitor' and hidden flip-out LCD round out the major body updates.
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The X-Pro3 offers the excellent image quality and attractive processing options we saw in the X-T3. It also gains an in-camera HDR mode.
The X-Pro3's autofocus is highly capable but requires more user input than the best of its peers.
Despite its old-skool stills ethos, the X-Pro3 can shoot some impressive video footage.
Shooting with the X-Pro3
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