Fuji officially launched the latest camera of the X-Pro series, X-Pro3
Fuji Interchangeable Lens Camera X-Pro series is favored by many professional photographers and photography enthusiasts due to its classic rangefinder design and outstanding portability. At the same time, the X-Pro1, the first camera in the series, serves as the origin of Fuji’s interchangeable lens cameras, making the X-Pro series of extraordinary significance to Fuji. In October 2019, Fuji officially launched the latest camera of the X-Pro series, X-Pro3.
Fuji X- Pro3
Fuji X-Pro3 is the latest model of the X-Pro series and the latest flagship product of Fuji X series interchangeable lens cameras. It continues the characteristics of the X-Pro series and is equipped with the latest photoelectric hybrid viewfinder. The EVF uses a 3.69 million pixel OLED panel with advanced display performance. In OVF mode, a small EVF window can also be displayed through the new “Electronic Rangefinder” function to help check electronic settings.
Fuji X- Pro3
performance, X-Pro3 uses a 26.1 million pixel “X-Trans CMOS 4” sensor and “X-Processor 4” image processing engine, and uses an improved algorithm, Autofocus is achieved at a brightness as low as -6EV, which is close to pitch black. Built-in new HDR shooting function, it can combine multiple continuous shooting images of different exposure levels to expand the dynamic range. It also supports processing multiple exposures of up to 9 frames in superimposition mode, average mode, bright mode or dark mode to combine images taken from multiple viewpoints or at different times into one image.
Fuji X- Pro3
control is also a major feature of the X-Pro series, and X-Pro3 has made a huge change here. Fuji X-Pro3 boldly designed the back LCD display into a hidden style, which can be opened when needed. What is usually shown to the user is a 1.28-inch color LCD screen, which can display shooting settings regardless of whether the camera is turned on or not. The design is very compatible with the rangefinder design of the X-Pro series, allowing users to concentrate on shooting only through the photoelectric hybrid viewfinder.
Fuji X-Pro3 main parameters:
Overall appearance design
In terms of design, X-Pro3 basically continues the appearance of the X-Pro series, and its pedigree can be recognized at a glance. In order to strengthen the body, X-Pro3 adopts titanium material on the outside to balance weight and rigidity. Its camera body is called the most durable body of the X series. In addition to the traditional black, X-Pro3 also provides two new color options. The new color additionally uses Duratect surface hardening technology to achieve greater toughness and a metallic appearance. This evaluation is the DR titanium gray in the new color.
Fuji X- Pro3 front of the fuselage
front of the fuselage, X-Pro3 continues the design distribution of X-Pro2, with the focus mode switch lever on the bottom right. On the upper right is the advanced hybrid multiple viewfinder that Fuji is proud of. On the top left of the X mount is the viewfinder switching button/function button, and on the bottom left is the lens release button. The AF assist lamp/Selfie lamp is above the mount. The change is in the shape of the handle.
Fuji X- Pro3 back of the fuselage
The back of the fuselage, X-Pro3 has made major changes. The original direction buttons on the left side of the screen have been removed. This is also the new design adopted by Fuji after X-E3. The usual LCD screen is also folded and hidden. It is replaced by a 1.28-inch color LCD screen with tempered glass protection, which can display shooting settings regardless of whether the camera is turned on or not.
Fuji X- The top of the Pro3 fuselage
The design of the top of the X-Pro3 fuselage is consistent with that of X-Pro2. The setting buttons are concentrated on the right side. Through the two dials here, users can easily set the shutter speed, sensitivity and exposure compensation.
Fuji X- The bottom of the Pro3 fuselage
The bottom design of the X-Pro3 is still the battery compartment, tripod jack, and speaker design of a traditional digital camera.
Both sides of Fuji X-Pro3 fuselage
The right side of X-Pro3 fuselage You can see the diopter adjustment, synchronization port and output port compartment. On the left is the memory card slot.
Body design details
Fuji X-Pro3 sensor
Fuji X-Pro3 is equipped with Fuji’s fourth-generation image sensor “X-Trans CMOS 4” and image processing engine “X Processor 4”. The sensor has a resolution of 26.1 million pixels, can use a unique X-Trans color filter array to effectively reduce moiré and noise, without the use of optical low-pass filters, and can extend the ISO sensitivity to ISO 80. At the same time, X-Pro3 uses new firmware, phase detection autofocus can currently work at a brightness as low as -6EV, which is close to pitch black.
Fuji X-Pro3 photoelectric hybrid viewfinder
The photoelectric hybrid viewfinder used by X-Pro3 The device has been evolved again, which has improved the resolution and brightness. EVF adopts 3.69 million pixel OLED panel with advanced display performance. The OLED panel has a high contrast ratio of more than 1:5000 and a maximum brightness of 1500cd/m2, which can display fine details even in shadows and highlights. It also covers 97% of the sRGB color space, providing more accurate color reproduction. In the “enhanced” performance mode, the EVF can pass the smoothness priority to provide an equivalent refresh rate of about 200fps, thereby obtaining a smoother appearance and extremely low residual image perception. In OVF mode, a small EVF window can also be displayed through the new “Electronic Rangefinder” function to help check the electronic settings.
Fuji X- Pro3 control dial
The control dial on the top of X-Pro3 adopts the same layout and design as X-Pro2. The more conspicuous is the dual-function dial, which can set the shutter speed and sensitivity. In use, the shutter speed can be set when the lock button in the center of the dial is pressed, and the sensitivity needs to be set by lifting the dial up and rotating. The user can view the current sensitivity setting through the small window on the dial Numerical value.
Fuji X- Pro3 color LCD screen
The 1.28-inch color LCD screen on the back of the Fuji X-Pro3 fuselage is a highlight of its design, in order to inspire users to take pictures through the viewfinder. Of course, this design can be done because X-Pro3 has a very good photoelectric hybrid viewfinder. The color LCD screen is actually equivalent to the shoulder screen on other high-end cameras. It has two display modes that can display most of the common camera parameters. The most distinctive feature is the way the film simulation is displayed in the “classic” mode. The screen will keep displaying content even when it is turned off.
Fuji X- Pro3 flip LCD screen
In order to motivate users to shoot through the viewfinder, the usual display screen is hidden and can be opened by folding. The screen size is 3 inches, about 1.62 million pixels, can be folded 180 degrees, provides a wide viewing angle, can present high contrast and natural color reproduction, providing a clear and high-quality view.
Fuji X- Pro3 output port
The external interfaces on the right side of the X-Pro3 fuselage include Type-C USB interface, microphone/remote release interface. The Type-C USB interface supports charging and can be used as a headphone interface.
Fuji X- Pro3 memory card slot
For memory cards, X-Pro3 is equipped with a dual card slot design and supports UHS-II SD memory cards.
Fuji X- Pro3 battery
X-Pro3 uses a 1260mAh lithium battery of model NP-W126S as a power source, and uses an optical viewfinder to shoot up to the maximum battery life, about 440 shots.
The film simulation mode has always been a big selling point of Fuji Interchangeable Lens Cameras. Over the years, Fuji has continued to expand its number and added it again in X-Pro3. CLASSIC Neg” mode, which simulates the color negative film effect traditionally used for daily street photography. Color is precisely controlled for each brightness level to create rich color contrast and enhance image clarity.
”CLASSIC Neg” pattern sample
At the same time, X-Pro3 also adds a black and white adjustment function, allowing you to select the key from a matrix of warm/cool and magenta/green tones Color, incorporate rich gradient effects into the image to create a photo with personal style.
Fuji X- Pro3 rear color display display content demonstration
As mentioned in the detailed design, the color LCD display on the back of X-Pro3 can display the unique film simulation status. We will show it through a video . Mention here, since this screen does not emit light, it needs to be seen clearly in a light environment.
Fuji X-Pro3 is equipped with APS-C size X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 image processing engine, the native sensitivity is from ISO160-12800, After expansion, it can reach ISO 80-51200. Let’s take a look at the actual sensitivity performance.
Schematic diagram of interception area
Fuji X- Pro3 sensitivity test table
It can be seen from the test picture that Fuji X-Pro 3 can maintain a relatively clean picture within ISO 3200, with more details retained, and it starts to appear when it rises to ISO 6400 or above A small amount of noise visible to the human eye, until ISO 12800 began to increase noise, but the loss of detail is not serious. In practical applications, the performance under IS0 3200 is acceptable. Therefore, in normal use, you can use the ISO setting of the AUTO file, and set the maximum value of AUTO to 3200 at the same time, so that in most cases, X-Pro 3 can easily handle it.
lens: XF23mmF1.4 R focal length: 23mm ISO: 400 aperture: F7.1 shutter: 1/60s
Lens: XF23mmF1.4 R Focal length: 23mm ISO: 160 Aperture: F6.4 Shutter: 1/1000s
Lens: XF90mmF2 R LM WR Focal length: 90mm ISO: 160 Aperture: F5.6 Shutter: 1/450s
Lens: XF90mmF2 R LM WR Focal length: 90mm ISO: 160 Aperture: F5.6 Shutter: 1/1300s
Lens: XF90mmF2 R LM WR Focal length: 90mm ISO: 160 Aperture: F5.6 Shutter ：1/2000s
lens: XF23mmF1.4 R focal length: 23mm ISO: 160 aperture: F2.8 shutter: 1/320s
Lens: XF23mmF1.4 R Focal length: 23mm ISO: 160 Aperture: F4 Shutter: 1/350s
lens: XF90mmF2 R LM WR focal length: 90mm ISO: 160 Aperture: F7.1 Shutter: 1/1400s
Lens: XF23mmF1.4 R Focal length: 23mm ISO: 160 Aperture: F5.6 Shutter: 1/125s
Lens: XF23mmF1.4 R Focal length: 23mm ISO: 160 Aperture: F5.6 Shutter: 1 /240s
As the latest flagship of Fuji X-series interchangeable lens cameras, X-Pro3 relies on the fourth-generation image sensor “X-Trans CMOS 4” and image processing engine “X Processor 4” and the latest algorithms have the most enhanced image quality of the X series. At the same time, as a new rangefinder X-Pro series machine, Fuji also cleverly hides the conventional display and inspires users to shoot through the viewfinder to highlight its rangefinder characteristics. Of course, this also depends on the super easy to use X-Pro3 The photoelectric hybrid viewfinder can do this. Such a pure “retro” shooting method, coupled with the X-Pro3’s very “retro” body design, will it remind users of the original appearance of photography?
Fuji X- Pro3
26.1 million effective pixels X-Trans™ CMOS 4 X-Processor 4
sturdy Durable body and sealed structure
Optical hybrid viewfinder
Film simulation “CLASSIC Neg”
Double Memory card slot
No body image stabilization
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