Fujifilm launched the X-Pro3 in October and now, it has finally launched in India. The X-Pro3 retains the same classic retro design as the X-Pro2, but adds an improved image processor. It boasts of a titanium body and an ‘advanced hybrid viewfinder’, said to be the only viewfinder in the world that can be converted into an optical or electronic viewfinder. Commenting on the launch, Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. At Fujifilm, we are constantly working towards innovating imaging cultures across the country. With the launch of the X-Pro3, we aim to enable photography enthusiasts to explore unlimited possibilities in the world of photography. “
Price of Fujifilm X-Pro3 in India
Fujifilm X-Pro3 is priced at Rs. 1,55,999, and will be available in the country from today. The Durette Silver and Duretect Black editions will be available from January 2020 at a price of Rs. 1,73,999.
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Features, Specifications
The front of the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 looks like a film camera. The camera has a weather-resistant structure that is sealed in 70 places and is capable of operating at temperatures of minus 10-degrees Celsius. The Duratect version has a special surface-hardening coating for extra hardness and a more premium finish.
On the back, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 gives a completely new look and feel with a tilting LCD monitor that fits the rear flash and can be flipped around 180 degrees. The back of the LCD monitor has a 1.28-inch LCD panel that displays shooting settings even when the camera is off.
The small secondary screen can be set to a ‘classic’ mode which displays the selected film simulation mode which looks like the packaging icon of the corresponding photo film. Users can also select ‘Standard’ mode on the LCD panel to see the current shutter speed, aperture and other shooting settings – all without opening the primary LCD monitor.
Fujifilm has removed the previous four-way controller set that was available on the X-Pro2. Instead, there are individual buttons for selecting the appropriate settings – just as a photographer adjusts images to a film camera. At the top, there are controls to adjust ISO settings and shutter speed
The Fujifilm X-Pro3 has a back-illuminated 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor powered by the X-Processor 4 image processing engine, which we’ve seen in the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 in the past. The camera also has an advanced hybrid viewfinder that can be enabled as an optical viewfinder (OVF) or electronic viewfinder (EVF).
To stimulate the color-negative film-like experience, the X-Pro3 has the classic neg mode added to the film simulation mode. There are also basic mirrorless camera functions such as HDR shooting and multiple exposures. Further, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 supports 4K video recording with a frame rate of 30fps.
For connectivity, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 has a USB Type-C port and a 2.5mm jack for microphone and wired remote connection. The camera also has Bluetooth support and has two UHS-II SD card slots.