Fuji X-Pro3 First Shots: Sample images from Fujifilm’s new quirky street-shooting mirrorless camera
posted Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:22 PM EDT
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While the X-T2 underwent its latest revision last year to the X-T3, upgrading from a 24MP sensor and X Processor Pro (among other things) and the X-T30 following shortly after, the X-Pro line, meanwhile, remained unchanged from the X-Pro2 of 2016. That finally changed last month with the announcement of the Fuji X-Pro3. Like its X-T3 and X-T30 siblings, the new rangefinder-styled X Series camera sports the latest Fujifilm X Series imaging pipeline -- a 26MP BSI X-Tran APS-C sensor, latest-gen X Processor 4 imaging processor and high-performance 425-point hybrid AF system. Image quality, therefore, is unsurprisingly similar to these other APS-C X Series cameras. The X-Pro3 offers the same ISO range, too -- a native range of ISO 160 - 12,800, with an expandable low ISO 80 and high ISOs up to ISO 51,200.
However, there's some dramatic physical and cosmetic updates to the X-Pro3. The general shape remains the same, but the body construction employs a new mixture of magnesium alloy for the chassis and titanium for the top and bottom plates. As before, the X-Pro3 offers thorough weather sealing, unlike the more compact X100F. Most striking, however, is the redesigned rear LCD, which uses a single-axis flip-down design for a hidden rear LCD and a non-backlit info panel display on the exterior surface. It's a unique design change, not found elsewhere on other X Series cameras. The usefulness of this design remains to be seen, and we're curious to get the new X-Pro3 out for some real world testing.
In the meantime, we've completed our lab series of First Shots, our traditional ISO series of lab sample images. As always, our First Shots series uses a standard still life scene, allowing for a standardized comparison series of images across the camera's full ISO range. Of course, we have straight-from-camera JPEGs and RAW files for download, as well as ISO series shots with default noise reduction and NR processing set to its lowest-possible setting. For the full selection of sample images, check out our Fuji X-Pro3 Samples Page, or to begin your own side-by-side comparison testing, use our handy Comparometer.