Chaos Meet Perfection: New Fujifilm X-Pro 3 is Finally Here!

  By Ryley Smith

Wrangle in the chaos, and find within it, the perfect moment. Create from chaos with the new Fujifilm X-Pro 3. Designed primarily for photographers, with nostalgia written all over it, this brand new camera takes a simplistic approach, to the new era of photography. 

With a sneak peek earlier this year, the X-Pro 3 had everyone on the edge of their seats until late Tuesday night. Now, it is here and we have the low-down on what makes this mirrorless camera unique. 

Starting off, this stylish camera has a lot of similarities to its siblings in the X-Pro lineup. Comparing to the X-T3, the X-Pro 3 also has both an optical viewfinder (OVF) with a 0.5x magnification and a 3.69-million-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), this gives photographers a lot of freedom to adjust to their preference while having the option to switch it up. It also has the same 26 megapixel, APS-C sensor, and processor as the X-T3, which is already quite established. It also has a similar, but slightly lighter weight, an X lens mount, and you still get all the film simulations Fuji is famous for along with a few new ones.  

The most important and notable improvements for the X-Pro 3 include its new and improved autofocus system. Although it seems rather similar to the X-T3 on paper, the X-Pro 3 is a hybrid autofocus system, using phase and contrast detection, making it exceptionally good in low-light conditions. It also has face and eye detection that can be utilized in both stills and video. 

As we found out in the earlier release, it has a hidden 3-inch, 1.62 million-dot, tilting LCD touchscreen, where the aim is to keep users using the viewfinder, but provides a 180-degree tilt, allowing users multiple options, including waist-level shooting. Now since the primary LCD is hidden in the X-Pro 3, when you look at the back of the camera, all you see is a smaller LCD. This three-inch LCD can either show you your white balance, ISO settings or can give you a retro feel by showing different film simulations depending on what mode you’re in, like photographers used to do back in the film days. 

The other most noticeable change to the X-Pro 3 is its overall build. It is made with a titanium body, making it quite durable while still being light and compact. It also comes in two DURA finishes, which uses cold plasma technology to give it a scratch-resistant finish. A few ergonomic changes such as the modified thumb rest, a retro-styled dual ISO and shutter dial, and the overall tactile feel of the camera has made it distinct amongst the rest of the X Series. 

Overall, the X-Pro 3 was designed with simplistic and thoughtful photography in mind. Bringing back some of the best aspects of classic film photography, while bringing into the digital, mirrorless world.


Check out our website to pre-order your own Fujifilm X-Pro 3 now.


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Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.