If you’re prepared to embrace its quirks, the X-Pro3 is shaping up to be one of the best street photography cameras you can buy. It's a strong stills performer, and features like the hybrid viewfinder and ‘hidden LCD’ give it a unique (if polarizing) mirrorless shooting experience.
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Mirrorless Camera Body, 100-400mm, 1.4x Tele-converter, Benro Tall Slim Tripod & Lexar 128GB 633X SD Card
- New Or Secondhand: New
- Screen Size: 3.0" Vari-Angle
- Fitting: Fujifilm X
- Sensor Size: APS-C Sensor
- Resolution: 26-30MP
- 4K Movie
- Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
Product code: 2999 (4547410421767)
- 26.1MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 Sensor
- X-Processor Pro Engine
- Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
- 3.0" 1.62m-Dot LCD Monitor
- UHD 4K and Full HD 1080p Video Recording
- Built-In Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
- Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
- Weather-Sealed Design, 2x SD Card Slots
- Film Simulation and Grain Effect Modes
The internal framework of the camera body is made from magnesium alloy. Weather sealing has been applied at 70 points to give the camera advanced dust and moisture resistance. The camera is also capable of operating in temperatures as low as -10℃, allowing users to be on location and not having to worry about the weather.
Enhanced “Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder”
Users can switch between the optical viewfinder (OVF), which provides a constant view of your subject without any time lag, and the electronic viewfinder (EVF), which allows you to check exposure while you shoot. The EVF uses a 3.69-million-dot organic EL panel with advanced display performance. The organic EL panel boasts a high contrast ratio of over 1:5000 and the maximum luminance of 1500cd/m2 to display the finest details even in shadows and highlights. It also covers 97% of the sRGB colour space, giving more accurate colour reproduction.
EVF display options in the “Boost” performance mode now includes “Smoothness priority” where a black frame is inserted between each of the frames at approx. 100fps to provide a smoother appearance with a minimal sense of residual images, giving an equivalent refresh rate of approx. 200fps. This option is recommended when you are taking pictures of fast moving subjects and need to track the erratic motion. The camera also features the “Electronic Range Finder” function, in which a small EVF window is displayed within the OVF to help checking electronic settings. The EVF window displays live view, enlargement of an AF point and pictures taken, improving the usefulness of the OVF.
Maximum performance from fourth generation sensor and processor
The X-Pro3 uses an improved algorithm to enable autofocus at the minimum luminance of -6EV, which is near pitch-darkness. The camera features a HDR shooting function, which combines multiple continuously shot images of different exposure levels to expand the dynamic range. The tool, designed to recreate the vast dynamic range of light conditions that exist in nature, produces natural tones without causing exaggerated amplification of colour tones.
The X-Pro3 for the first time has an AF range limiter function, which has been available only on a limited number of lenses until now. You can select from two preset values or use the focus ring to specify any focus range. This gives the focus preset function available to all XF lenses. The camera handles multiple exposures of up to 9 frames in the Additive, Average, Comparative Bright or Comparative Dark mode to combine images taken from multiple viewpoints or at different times into a single image. You can apply different Film Simulation modes to each of the frames to create a multi-layered collage.
Image quality produced from the understanding of colour gained over 85 years in the industry
“CLASSIC Neg” mode has been added to the Film Simulation function, which simulates colour negative film traditionally chosen for everyday snapshots. The colours, precisely controlled for each level of brightness, create a rich chromatic contrast to add extra definition to the image.
The Black & White adjustment function, originally introduced to the FUJIFILM X-T3 and FUJIFILM X-T30 to apply warm and cool tones to monochrome images, has been updated as the “Monochromatic Colour” function. The X-Pro3 now allows you to choose the key colour from a matrix of Warm / Cool tones and Magenta / Green hues, incorporating the rich gradation into your images to create photographs with a personal twist.
“Clarity setting” has been included as an image quality parameter to complement the existing Highlight Tone, Shadow Tone and Sharpness. Texture and outlines of subject can be accentuated or softened while retaining gradation of colours to control the overall look of a picture. The Grain Effect function, which simulates the photographic film, has been evolved so that you can adjust “strength” and “size” to attain a more precise control over graininess, instead of having just two options of “strong” and “weak” graininess in previous models.
Reproducing gradation is notoriously difficult for a subject with highly saturated colours. The “Colour Chrome” effect, which reproduces deeper colours and greater tonal definition in such subjects, is now complemented with the “Colour Chrome Blue” effect, applying extra depth and natural vividness to the blue tones in a picture.
Superb handling in the pursuit of pure photography
The 1.62-million-dot high-resolution tilting LCD touchscreen display, can flip approx. 180 degrees, allowing you to shoot from the hip, at ground level or with the camera above your head. The screen offers a wide angle of view and delivers high contrast yet natural colour reproduction to provide a clear and high quality view. The rear 1.28-inch colour Memory LCD, protected with toughened glass, displays shooting settings regardless if the camera is turned on or not. The screen can be set in the “Classic” mode which displays Film Simulation, white balance and other image settings reminiscent of film cameras, or in the “Standard” mode for displays shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, the number of remaining frames and other shooting settings in plain numbers and icons.
The “Highlight Tone” and “Shadow Tone” options, have been integrated into the “Tonal Curve” setting so that you can intuitively adjust settings while checking the tonal curve.
Compatibility with 3rd party software has been improved so they can now read ratings given to pictures using the “Rating” function.
The X-Pro3 has a USB Type-C port (USB3.1 Gen1), to charge the camera’s battery and transfer data.
The functionality of the “Q” quick menu has been improved. You can now choose the number of icons to be displayed in the menu from 16, 12, 8 or 4. “Transparent” has been added as a new background option, allowing you to change the settings but ensuring you won’t miss a photo opportunity.
100-400mm f4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR
- X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 152-609mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/22
- Five ED Elements, One Super ED Element
- Twin Linear Autofocus Motors
- Optical Image Stabilization
- Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Removable Rotating Tripod Collar
The FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a super telephoto zoom lens that covers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 152-609mm. The high performance optical construction of 21 elements in 14 groups includes five ED lenses and one Super ED lens to help reduce chromatic aberration that often occurs in telephoto lenses.
As a result, it delivers the highest image quality in its class. The lens has been designed for handheld shooting with a 5.0-stop image stabilisation system and weighs less than 1.4kg. The linear motor realises fast autofocusing and makes it perfect for shooting fast-moving subjects including aircraft and motorsports.
The lens is also both water and dust resistant and can operate in temperatures as low as -10°C, so it is suitable for use in a wide range of outdoor shooting conditions. A fluorine coating has also been applied to the front lens element to repel water and dirt, further improving the toughness of the lens.
Reduced chromatic aberration to help deliver high resolution images
The optical construction of 21 elements in 14 groups, which includes five ED lenses and a Super ED lens, delivers results comparable to a fluorite lens, and by reducing axial chromatic aberration it produces images full of detail.
The maximum magnification is 0.19x, enabling users to shoot telephoto macro images.
Class-leading 5.0-stop image stabilisation
A 5.0-stop image stabilisation system – the most powerful in any super telephoto zoom lens – produces blur-free results even at the maximum telephoto setting of 609mm (35mm equivalent). Also, if panning is detected, the lens automatically switches camera shake correction to the vertical plane only.
Fast and quiet AF thanks to twin linear motors
Twin linear motors are used to deliver fast focusing on moving subjects. The motors are so quiet that the lens is ideal for shooting live music performances and theatre productions.
Even faster AF shooting is possible with the focus limiter function, which limits the close focusing point to 5m.
Compact and lightweight design
The FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR has a weight of less than 1.4kg which reduces the strain of shooting handheld substantially. When mounted to the FUJIFILM X-T1 body, the combined weight is below 2kg. It enhances user mobility. In addition, the weight distribution of the lens when attached to a body makes it feel lighter than it really is.
Water/dust resistance, -10°C low-temperature operation and fluorine coating
The lens features 13 water and dust resistant seals at 12 points, allowing you to shoot with confidence in tough outdoor environments.
The fluorine coating applied to the front lens element is water repellent and it is less susceptible to smudges and can easily be cleaned.
Lens hood with a polarising filter window and lock mechanism
The lens hood features a sliding window so a polarising filter can still be accessed even when the hood is in place.
The hood also features a locking mechanism to keep it securely attached to the lens.
Fujifilm 1.4x XF TeleConverter WR
- X Mount Teleconverter
- 1.4x Magnification Factor
- Communication Between Lens & Camera
- Maintains Metering, Autofocus, and OIS
- Weather-Sealed Construction
- Compatible with XF 50-140mm & 100-400mm
The FUJINON TELECONVERTER XF1.4X TC WR is a high-performance teleconverter capable of multiplying the focal length of compatible lenses* by 1.4x. When mounted, the teleconverter increases the lens’ aperture by one f-stop, however its sophisticated optical design constructed of 7 elements in 3 groups maintains the optical performance of the original lens.
Additionally, thanks to the unified design when mounted to a compatible lens, the teleconverter is weather and dust-resistant and operates at temperatures as low as -10°C.
High image quality design which maintains the optical performance of the original lens
The teleconverter’s construction of 7 elements in 3 groups maintains the optical performance of the original lens
By using the optimum image quality parameters for the overall characteristics of the original lens and 1.4x teleconverter, an excellent imaging performance with great aberration suppression can be achieved even when the focal length is multiplied by 1.4x.
The camera displays and records information reflecting the change in aperture and focal length when the teleconverter is mounted.
The camera’s autofocus performance is unaffected by the addition of the teleconverter
An AF speed equivalent to that of the lens by itself is still achieved when the teleconverter is mounted.
Thanks to mirrorless cameras’ “Live View” Contrast Detection autofocus, shooting at minimum aperture values is still possible despite the f-stop being increased by mounting the teleconverter. Also, accurate focusing at super-telephoto focal lengths with shallow depth of field is possible thanks to the AF performed by the image sensor.
Weather and dust-resistant and -10°C low-temperature operation
Using the teleconverter with a weather-resistant camera and lens, such as the "FUJIFILM X-T1" premium mirrorless camera and the "FUJINON Lens XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR", does not affect the weather resistance of the system.
The X-Pro3 is aimed at serious photographers who have grown up with rangefinder cameras and want to shift to digital capture without losing the traditional rangefinder control layout.
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I've been an XT shooter for years, I have the XT1, XT2 and the XT3. I had the X-Pro2 but never fell in love with it like I did with the XT cameras, so sold it. Decided to give the X-Pro 3 a go as I have to upgrade my XT2 anyway, and it only took 2 days to fall in love with it.
The Fujifilm X-Pro3 simulates films which is great for rangefinder aficionados like me. It also has outstanding imaging and autofocus. Its unique hybrid viewfinder lets me experience that traditional rangefinder while getting better image output.
Last year, some of the X-Photographers teamed up and filmed an interesting documentary on the making of new Fujifilm cameras. It included interviews with several of the key players, and you get a sense of how they think, their personalities, priorities, and decision making processes.
There will be some members of this forum who click on this review with a hearty sigh, having seen whoâ€™s written it. Theyâ€™ll be well aware that Iâ€™ve had lots to say about this camera on the fuji boards before now, and have criticised it many times since its launch a year ago, slamming the...
After falling in love with the fujifilm x e3 I thought I deserved a treat, suffering lockdown birthday. The pro 3 is a little larger and a touch heavier but feels more positive in the hand. Still havnt had the chance to give it a real road test since we had a local lockdown.
The service at castle cameras was outstanding. I'd been looking around to get hold of the new Fuji X-Pro3 and stock was very limited. They where the only retail that was prepared to actually open the box and let me have a look.
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