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24-Oct-2019
Fujifilm launches X-Pro3 mirrorless camera
Fujifilm has just launched an upgraded version of the Fujifilm X-Pro2, Fujifilm X-Pro3 as the latest mirrorless camera in their lineup. The X-Pro3 comes with an old fashioned viewfinder that is known as "Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder". Fujifilm reportedly has offered an X-Processor 4 image processing chip. In addition, the X-Pro3 features corrosion-resistant titanium on the exterior along with a magnesium-alloy interior. The front of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 look similar to old fashioned film cameras. The camera has also reportedly provided optional DuraTech surface-hardening coating in DR Black and DR Silver finish to give scratch resistance. The camera has a weather-resistant structure that is sealed in 70 places and is apparently capable of operating at temperatures as low as minus 10-degree Celsius.

At the back, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 has an all-new look and feel with a tilting LCD monitor that fits flush on the rear side and can be flipped around 180 degrees. The LCD monitor houses the 1.28-inch LCD panel at the back that displays shooting settings even if the camera is turned off. This brings a retro-style feel. According to the company, the tiny alternate screen can be set in a 'Classic' mode that displays the Film Simulation mode selected, that looks similar to the packaging icon of the corresponding photo film. Users can also select the 'Standard' mode on the LCD panel to view the current shutter speed, aperture, and other shooting settings, all without opening the primary LCD monitor. Fujifilm reportedly has removed the previous four-way controller set that was available on the X-Pro2. Instead, there are distinct buttons to select appropriate settings just like how a photographer adjusts the images on a film camera.

At the top, there are controls to adjust ISO settings and shutter speed. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 has a back illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor that is powered by the X-Processor 4 image processing engine, which was seen on the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 in the past. The camera also has the Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder that can be enabled as an optical viewfinder (OVF) or an electronic viewfinder (EVF). To simulate the colour negative film-like experience, the X-Pro3 reportedly has the Classic Neg mode that is added along with the Film Simulation mode. There are also basic mirrorless camera functions such as HDR Shooting and Multiple Exposure. Further, the X-Pro3 supports up to 4K video recording with 30fps frame rate. In terms of connectivity, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 has a USB Type-C port and a 2.5mm jack for microphone and wired remote attachments. The camera also has Bluetooth support and includes two UHS-II SD card slots.

The X-Pro3's price is set at roughly Rs. 1,27,600 for the regular Black colour option while its DR Black and DR Silver colour variants are priced at Rs. 1,41,800 approximately. The regular Black model will go on sale in the US on November 28. However, its DR Black and DR Silver options will be available for purchase from December 12. There is no word on India launch as of now.
 
 
 
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