We have been hearing rumors about the Fujifilm X-Pro3 for a while now, and it looks like the company has finally made it official. While this is the third camera in the X-Pro lineup, it also represents a huge change over its predecessors where Fujifilm has made some changes in its design that could be controversial.
One of those changes is the hiding of the display on the back, where only if you were to flip the screen down, would you be able to use it as a viewfinder. This might be controversial to some as many rely on these displays to act as the viewfinder for composing and framing their shots, but according to Fujifilm, they wanted to remove “distractions” and allow photographers to just focus on shooting.
In a way, it makes sense and many professionals know about the pitfalls of “chimping”, so clearly the X-Pro3 is aimed at those photographers who might be able to appreciate it. Other features of the X-Pro3 include a 26.1MP X-Trans4 sensor and a quad-core X Processor 4 imaging engine, which if this sounds familiar, it is because it is also found in the X-T3.
We’re also looking at an improved EVF with 3.69 million dots and a 200Hz refresh rate. There will also be new tricks thanks to the use of AI, like a new HDR mode. On the video front, the X-Pro3 is clearly not aimed at videographers where it caps out at 4K at 30 fps. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 is priced starting at $1,800 and will be going on sale in the fall of 2019.