The latest flagship mirrorless of Fujifilm is now official. The Fujifilm XPro 3 has been finally unveiled.
Pure Photography: That’s the screaming message behind the X-Pro3 who will surely capture both the seasoned photographers and the Millenials as well.
Here are the features that you should watch out for:
- Duratect. It is the coating and titanium exterior gives elegance and enhanced durability
- Evolution of the world’s only “Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder” with enhanced resolution and luminance to enhance the joy of “shooting through the viewfinder”
- New “CLASSIC Neg” Film Simulation gives even more diverse color tones to images
The X-Pro history
The X Series’ first interchangeable lens camera, “FUJIFILM X-Pro1,” was released in February 2012 and its successor, “FUJIFILM X-Pro2,” in March 2016 with vastly improved image quality and performance. The X-Pro Series has been embraced by many professional and enthusiast photographers. They are mainly in the fields of documentary and reportage photography because of the classic rangefinder-style, portability, and dials that enable intuitive operation.
According to Fujifilm PH, the X-Pro3 has one of the most durable camera bodies to date. That’s because of the implementation of titanium for the exterior sections, which has an outstanding strength to weight ratio.
There will be two colors that will be commercially available with additional DuratectTM surface-hardening technology for extra toughness and premium finish.
The X-Pro3 uses the back-illuminated 26.1MP “X-TransTM*2 CMOS 4” sensor and the “X-Processor 4” image processing engine, first seen in the FUJIFILM X-T3 and then the FUJIFILM X-T30, to ensure the right level of performance and image quality for a flagship model are met. Using this combination and new firmware, the phase-detection AF now works down to a luminance of -6EV, which is close to pitch darkness. The new “Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder,” uses a high-resolution 3.69-million-dot organic EL panel, and has high luminance and advanced color reproduction to assist photographers and improve the viewfinder experience. Also new is “CLASSIC Neg” Film Simulation, which simulates color negative film that was normally used for everyday snapshots.
I’d like to mention that the mini HDMI port has been removed in the X-Pro3, and the USB port has been upgraded to USB Type-C which can be used to transfer data and charge the battery as well.
The mic input remains to be 2.5mm and there is no mention that Fujifilm will include an adapter for those who intend to use this camera for video production.
The X-Pro3 remains to have dual SD card slots and uses the same battery as the X-Pro2.
It can record 4K videos as well, but it will stop after 15 minutes. For 1080p you can max out the video recording up to 59 minutes.
Availability and pricing
Arriving in November 2019. The official pricing is as follows:
- Black – P104,990
- DR Black/Silver – P116,990