Regular Photography Turned Inside Out as Fujifilm X-Pro3 Officially Arrives

As part of a drive to rediscover “pure photography” is a rear screen that has been turned inside out.

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Innovative Feature

Tilting the screen downwards to become visible, the rear screen that faces inwards not outwards,is a bizarre yet extraordinary feature making headlines that will cause a stir in all sorts of ways and is unique and exclusive to the new Fujifilm X-Pro 3.

This could actually be a stroke of brilliance as barmy as it sounds to have an inside-out screen. It makes us concentrate on the picture we’re going to take next instead of meaning we have to stare at the picture we’ve just taken.

Top Of The List

Topping lists of the best Fujifilm cameras, the X-Pro3 is a development of Fujifilm’s existing X-Pro2. To the usual mirrorless camera brigade the X-Pro models are designed for a very different audience. The X-Pro is a bit too specialized if you’re looking for the best mirrorless camera. It has a unique hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder and although it comes with regular autofocus rather than rangefinder focusing it’s still styled like a classic rangefinder camera. The X-Pro3’s optical finder is best suited to Fujifilm’s range of prime lenses but it can be used with all Fujifilm X-mount lenses via the electronic view.

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Key Features

Already seen in the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30, the X-Pro3 inherits the latest 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans sensor as well as its new feature, the unique back-to-front rear screen and hybrid viewfinder that makes it notable. The X-Pro3 can focus in light levels as low as -6EV, or close to pitch darkness, because of the sensor and the latest X-Processor 4 images processing.

There’s a USB Type C (USB3.1 Gen1) port for fast image transfer and USB charging alongside Fujifilm’s highly regarded Velvia, Provia, Astia film simulation modes with the addition of a new ‘Classic Neg’ film simulation mode.

Thanks to a 70-point weather sealing, a magnesium chassis, and titanium outer sections it should be very durable. Offering a premium finish with the Duratect surface hardening there will also be two colour variations.

Adding rich colour gradations to black and white images is possible due to the ‘Monochromatic Colour’ function, multiple exposures are made possible up to 9 frames in Additive, Average, Comparative Bright or Comparative Dark modes, and the X-Pro3 also features a new in-camera HDR function which combines a series of shots at different exposures. The Grain Effect function has been extended with strength and size adjustments and it’s now possible to add Clarity to images.

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It’s no slouch even though the X-Pro3 has a deliberately conservative “classic” look. It shoots at 30fps with an electronic shutter in 1.25x crop mode and has an 11fps continuous shooting mode with a pretty impressive buffer capacity of 42 raw files/145 JPEGs, and it can shoot both C4K and 4K UHD video at 30p, 25p, and 24p.

This camera is not a bargain camera for beginners, rather, it is a premium product for the cognoscenti, so you won’t be looking for a cheap deal here but buying a camera because you love it. It goes on sale on 28 November 2019 for $1,799 / £1,699 for the regular version, or $1,999 / £1,879 for the Duractect versions from mid-December.

Words by Elijah (Content Marketer) via Digital Camera World.