X-Pro3 is a gamble by Fujifilm when hiding the main screen and removing some video features compared to the X-T3 but it is more expensive.
The X-T3 fully integrates Fujifilm’s best technologies with the APS-C crop sensor series. As for X-Pro3, the model has just been launched in Vietnam, showing the most ‘quality’ of Japanese camera brands. Both machines have the same main parameters, 26-megapixel BSI X-Trans CMOS sensor, X-Processor new generation quad-core processor and hybrid autofocus system.
In addition to the traditional nostalgic rangerfinder, this year’s Fujifilm adds a ‘film machine’ to the product with the back design with the main screen tucked inside. The device only has a small display box with basic parameters and color film filters in use. The interface is made like a gap of a roll of film so it feels like you are using a simple film. Users can also switch to the display of basic parameters such as professional DSLRs. The keystroke system is also streamlined when there are no navigation keys and replaced by a joystick that quickly adjusts the focus and setting modes.
The screen is the most controversial topic on the X-Pro 3. Agreeing to the distinct design tucked away in some photographers, it seems that the flip-down display instead of the swivel joint is quite limited in shooting situations. difficult, self shooting … However, according to the company’s representative, this design helps streamline the hinge mechanism, opening and viewing images is said to be faster and more convenient. The main screen on X-Pro3 is 3 inches in size, supports touch, resolution of 1.62 million pixels.
X-Pro3 comes in 3 different color versions: regular black and two dark gray, silver with the same Duratect (technology from Citizen watch company) scratch-resistant which is only harder than diamond and sapphire. This material will also change color slightly when used due to fingerprints and sweat. Two versions with Duratect coating cost more than the regular version of 4.5 million. X-Pro3 does not have much difference in design compared to its predecessor model. However, the upgraded shell material uses titanium like many of Leica’s high-end models instead of the magnesium alloy as before.
X-Pro3 uses an electronic hybrid viewfinder EVF and OVF optics. Hybrid viewfinder with fixed optical mode at 0.52x image magnification instead of choosing between 0.36x and 0.6x of X-Pro2. With an upgraded viewfinder mode using an OLED panel, the high resolution is 3.69 million pixels.
Hardware similar to the X-T3, but the X-Pro3 is reduced to the ability to record video when 4K resolution reaches a maximum frame rate of 30 while the ‘brother’ is 60 frames per second.
X-Pro3 does not have a separate shutter mode dial but only a exposure compensation control and a shutter speed adjustment. Right inside the speed dial is the ISO adjustment of the device. The body has built-in dual UHS-II SD memory card slots and connects to the computer via a USB 3.1 standard USB-C cable. Wireless connectivity options include both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Unfortunately, the lack of an HDMI port makes X-Pro3 unable to output images via an external monitor, but must use a computer as an intermediary – making it difficult for professional videographers.
Fujifilm X-Pro 3 costs VND 42 million for the regular version and VND 46.5 million for the two versions using duratect coating: Dura Black and Dura Silver. The company does not sell kits with lenses like the X-T3.