In this review, you’ll see the good and the bad of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 you’ll see sample photos. And detailed hands-on demos of its features a photographer’s the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a camera you can’t possibly appreciate until you hold it in your hand this camera brings back some real twentieth-century photographic enjoyment. Or some aggravation as it’s quite unique.
In its layout and its functionality, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a mirrorless camera with an. Electronic viewfinder but it also has an optical rangefinder. And it’s the most sophisticated optical viewfinder that. I’ve seen the X-Pro3 is like a puppy. It sits there patient but you know it. Wants to go for a walk to the aps – c type 26mp x-trans sensor pairs nice. With Fugees lens collection to take sharp detailed photos with great contrast. And rich colors although the color science depends on your choice of film simulation. This is the Fujifilm X-Pro3 35-millimeter f/2 lens.
It’s weather-resistant like the camera so makes a good pairing film. Simulation is a real differentiator for Fuji film. Particularly for those of us old enough to look back the analog film. Rather than selecting a color profile for a scene like the landscape. You choose a film type like Ostia which has a softer response or Velvia for more saturated colors and this is so cool if you’re old enough to have slipped the end of a carton of film into the back of a camera to remember what type of film.
The back display on the X / 3 may make your heart beat faster other commentators have not been kind to the LCD display. But the flip-out up facing screen is reminiscent of a reflex camera. With a waist-level viewfinder, it also swivels. All the way down now granted while it may be useful for low angle shooting. It’s not useful for much else if you are not happy shooting with a viewfinder. you’re probably better to look for another model but before you do that. Consider this optical rangefinder you’re not looking through the lens. So you’ll see the lens in the bottom right and it’s a big screen without my glasses.
I have to scan around to see the edges this recordings take with an iPhone placed inside the eye Cup on a rig. That’s a little shaky so please accept my apology for that the scene coverage is larger than any lens this is the Fujifilm 35 millimeter the white rectangle shows the approximate image area. With the Fujifilm 16 to the 55-millimeter lens at 16 millimeters. The approximate imaging area is or shows by the four corner squares. And as you zoom in the size of the imaging rectangle changes press the dis button to on the back to overlay the settings. And if you’re finding the display a little small use the menus yes. It appears in the optical viewfinder display.
To select large indicators this screen can be customized using the dis custom setting. To add for example a level and the histogram providing both the best-looking. And the most useful optical display I’ve seen take an image. And the thumbnail displays in the bottom right. That’s actually optional you can also select to display the image on the full display. Or not see it at all to see the actual through the lens view use. The switch on the front to switch to the electronic viewfinder. It’s a three-point seven million dot OLED that refreshes at 100 frames with a one to five thousand.
Contrast ratio has its own options so let’s add the level in the histogram. okay before I get in too deep let me back up the Fujifilm X-Pro3 Camera has styled in my opinion this is a classy elegant. And well-thought-out design and although its appeal is somewhat retro. It also seems quite modern. And this is the basic black version according to Fujifilm. Though the weatherproof body is magnesium the top and the bottom plates are titanium. An alternate black and a silver option have a scratch-proof Duratec coating.
Those options are a little more expensive the body weighs 447 grams about the same as the X Pro 2 model. And with this lens, a little over 600 grams total the front and back grips are small. But suitable for the camera size and weight, the on/off switch and integrated shutter button. With cable release screw as well as the front and back settings dials are position. So that my fingers find them natural.
There’s a multifunctional switch on the front used to change between optical. And electronic viewfinder but also to change other viewfinder options. There are two discreet custom function buttons one on the back thumb rest another on the top panel. They’re customized in the menu along with the button on the viewfinder. Switch in here you’ll also find settings to assign functions to the touch screens. For swipe motions, the diopter dial adjusts enough to accommodate my prescription. So I can shoot without my glasses on the right side to SD card slots UHS 2.
Some Settings In Fujifilm X-Pro3 Camera
The B or bulb setting keeps the shutter open as long as the shutters held down up to 30 minutes. And turn to a four Auto shutter there is a lock on this dial but it’s only needed to exit Auto mode. I wish it was also needed to enter Auto mode inside the shutter dial is a second display for the ISO setting.
Lift and turn the dial to set 160 to 12,800 the C position transfers ISO control to the front dial. Which adds both lower 125 180 as well as higher settings. 25000-600-51000-200-12000-800 images captured. Dark scenes nicely at 25 six the noise is more noticeable. But the image retains good detail at 51 two details dissolve into motion the noise.
The level exceeds my limit like the other exposure settings there’s a position. For auto, ISO configures the auto ISO parameters in the menu. There are three each has a default setting the greatest. which can be set up to twelve points eight and small shutter speed. When one or more of the exposure settings are in Auto. The exposure compensation dial provides a three up and three down latitude.
That’s displayed screen left to turn the dial to see and use the front dial for a five up and down adjustment. When the exposure controls are not in their positions. The exposure compensation display is a meter incident to access shutter speeds. Between the one-stop gradations on the dial. Using the back Dow for one and two-thirds up-and-down. The photometry setting selects the meter type multi Center-weighted spot and average. yet when face detection is on it overrides.
The metering mode the dimmed photometry with face icon is the clue. Most of what’s been add to fuji film firmware for other recent releases. Like pre-shot sports finder focus bracketing color chrome effect digital microcosm appear.