Details have been released of the long-awaited Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera, the latest flagship model for the X Series lineup, which is due for release globally in late November.

Angled view of the new Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Packed inside a ‘super durable’ titanium/magnesium alloy body, the new X-Pro3 camera features the same X-Processor 4 processor and 26.1-megapixel X-Trans sensor as the X-T3 but comes with a redesigned AF system. It will be offered in black plus two ‘premium’ colour options, black and silver, that have been achieved with a new DuraTect process for increased durability. According to Fujifilm, the cold plasma process passes an electric current through a hydrogen and vapour to coat the titanium, making it more resistant to abrasion.

The three colour options for the new Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The ‘Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder’ in the new camera is based on the previous model and combines optical and electronic ‘finders. A switch on the front panel toggles between them, The EVF uses an OLED panel with 3.690,000 dots and a refresh rate of 100 fps for smooth rendition of moving subjects. The OVF has a wider field of view and longer eyepoint than the X-Pro2’s as well as less distortion.

Top view of the X-Pro3 body, Titanium Silver version, with 35mm prime lens, showing the ‘traditional’ control layout. (Source: Fujifilm.)

Fujifilm has designed the camera to favour use of the viewfinder when framing shots by giving the LCD monitor two screens. The main, 3-inch, 1,620,000-dot touch-screen flips down through 90 or 180 degrees. On its back, and visible when the monitor is flipped up, is a 1.28-inch colour E Ink screen that displays film simulation and ISO settings. This screen can be programmed to display exposure settings but can’t be used to frame or review shots or navigate the camera’s menu system.

The 1.28-inch colour E Ink screen on the back of the main monitor. (Source: Fujifilm.)

The updated phase detection autofocus system can operate in light levels as low as -6 EV and the camera includes a new autofocus range limiter, which enables users to focus faster when required. The camera also includes a new clarity adjustment and a new Classic Negative film simulation mode that emulates Superia 400 film.

A highlight of the camera is a new in-camera HDR mode that’s based upon computational photography. In this mode, the camera will record three frames then align and stack them, applying a tone curve based upon the level selected in the drive menu. Four levels are provided.

The X-Pro3 can also record 4K video at 30/25 fps, but lacks the full range of video capabilities of the X-T3.

The X-Pro3 Black body will be available from the end of November for AU$2699, while the DURA Black and DURA Silver bodies will be available from the end of December for AU$2,999. The Fujifilm range can be purchased at leading photographic stores and selected retailers.

Image sensor: 23.6 x 15.6 mm  X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with primary colour filter,  26.1 megapixels effective
Image processor: EXR Processor IV
A/D processing: 14-bit RAW
Lens mount: Fujifilm X-mount
Focal length crop factor: 1.5x
Image formats: Stills: JPEG (Exif Ver.2.3), RAW (RAF format), RAW+JPEG; Movies: MOV, Compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: Linear PCM / Stereo sound 2ch / 24bit / 48KHz sampling)
Image Sizes: Stills – 3:2 aspect: 6240 x 4160, 4416 x 2944, 3120 x 2080; 16:9 aspect: 6240 x 3512,  4416 x 2488,  3120 x 1760; 1:1 aspect: 4160 x 4160, 2944 x 2944, 2080 x 2080; Movies:  DCI 4K and 4K UHD  both at 30/25/24p, up to 15 min. Full HD 2048 x 1080 and  1920 x 1080 at 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p or 24p up to 59 min; High-speed FHD  120/100p at up to 6 min
Image Stabilisation: Supported with OIS type lenses
Dust removal: Ultra Sonic vibration
Shutter (speed range): Focal-plane shutter; Mechanical – 1/8000 to 30 sec., Bulb up to 60 min; Electronic –         up to 1/32000 sec.; flash synch at 1/250 sec. or slower
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5EV in 1/3EV steps (+/-2EV for movies)
Exposure bracketing: 2, 3, 5, 7 or 9 frames in 1/3EV steps across +/-3EV
Other bracketing options: Film Simulation (any 3 types), Dynamic Range, ISO sensitivity, White Balance, Focus
Multiple exposures: HDR function with multiple exposures of up to 9 frames plus Additive, Average, Comparative Bright or Comparative Dark compositing modes
Self-timer: 2 or 10 seconds delay
Interval timer: Yes (Setting: Interval, Number of shots, Starting time)
Focus system: Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF)
Focus modes: Single, continuous, manual focus
AF frame selection: Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13 x 9 / 25 x 17 (Changeable size of AF frame), Zone AF: 3 x 3 / 5 x 5 / 7 x 7 from 91 areas on 13 x 9 grid, Wide/Tracking AF: (up to 18 area) AF-S: Wide / AF-C: Tracking, All
Exposure metering:  TTL 256-zone metering with Multi, Centre-weighted and Spot metering patterns
Shooting modes: Program AE, Aperture-priority AE, Shutter-priority AE, Manual exposure
Film Simulation modes: 17 modes (PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema, Classic Neg) Monochromatic Colour)
Filter options: Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)
Other in-camera adjustments: Clarity (+/-5 steps), HDR (AUTO, 200%, 400%, 800%, PLUS), Grain effect (Roughness: STRONG, WEAK, OFF Size: LARGE, SMALL), Colour Chrome effect (Strong, Weak, Off), Colour Chrome blue (Strong, Weak, Off)
Dynamic Range settings: Stills: AUTO, 100%, 200%, 400%; ISO restriction (DR100%: No limit, DR200%: ISO320 or more, DR400%: ISO640 or more); Movies: 100%, 200%, 400%; ISO restriction (DR100%: No limit, DR200%: ISO320 or more, DR400%: ISO640 or more)
Advanced filter modes: Toy camera, Miniature,  Pop colour, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial colour (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple)
In-camera editing: Raw processing with precise grain and clarity controls
Colour space options: sRGB and Adobe RGB
ISO range: Auto (2 settings available), ISO 160-12800 in 1/3 Steps; Extension to ISO 80, ISO 100, ISO 125, ISO 25600, ISO 51200  available
White balance: Automatic Scene recognition, Fine, Shade, Fluorescent (x3), Incandescent, Underwater, Custom (x3),   Colour temperature selection (2500K~10000K)
Flash: External flash only (Dedicated TTL Flash compatible)
Flash modes: TTL modes: Flash Auto, Standard, Slow Sync.; Manual, Multi, OFF
SYNC. mode: 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, AUTO FP (high-speed sync); red-eye reduction is available
Sequence shooting: Max. 11 shots/sec. with mechanical shutter, 30 fps with electronic shutter and 1.25x crop 3.0 fps also available
Buffer capacity: Max. 145 Large/Fine JPEGs, 42 losslessly compressed RAW frames or  36 uncompressed RAW frames
Storage Media: Single slot for SD, SDHC, SDXC cards (UHS-I/UHS-II compatible)
Viewfinder: Hybrid optical/EVF; reverse Galilean optical viewfinder with electronic bright frame display; approx.95% coverage of frame area, approx 0.52x magnification; 0.5-in OLED colour EVF with approx 3.69 million dots (4:3), approx. 100% coverage, 16.8 mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 dpt adjustment, 0.66x magnification with 50mm lens,
LCD monitor: Tilting (180-degree flip) 3-inch 3:2 aspect ratio TFT touchscreen LCD with approx. 1.62 million dots; sub-monitor – 1.28 inch, aspect ratio 1:1, Colour Memory LCD
Interface terminals: USB Type-C (USB3.1 Gen1), HDMI output, 2.5mm connector for microphone /  remote shutter release
Wi-Fi function: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode, Infrastructure mode; Bluetooth Ver. 4.2
Power supply: NP-W126S Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack; CIPA rated for approx. 370/440 shots/charge with EVF/OVF
Dimensions (wxhxd): Approx. 140.5 x 82.8 x 46.1 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 447 grams (body only); 497 grams with battery and card