Fuji X-Pro3 Digital Goes Nostalgic

by editor

Fujifilm’s latest digital camera, the flagship X-Pro3, takes pride in vintage elements

Looking at the tiny LCD screen at the back of the camera, it displays the packaging of vintage analog films from back in the day. This little 1.28-inch LCD display follows the current retro trend; even the design of this powerful digital camera is nostalgic.

The tiny LCD display is an homage to the past, when photographers liked to stick their film labels to the back body. It shows simple data, such as shutter speed and aperture information.

X-Pro3 can digitally imitate the effect of different “films”, with options such as Velvia, Eterna and Monochrome, including the latest Classic Neg and Monochromatic Colour, where Classic Neg used to be the most typical retro negative mode to simulate negative effect in colour while filming in daylight.

But it doesn’t mean users do not get a proper LCD screen. The most amazing feature of the X-Pro3 is its 1.62-million-dot tilting touchscreen LCD monitor that fits flush on the rear side of the camera body. It can be flipped approximately 180 degrees, allowing users to shoot in various styles from high to low angles.

Fuji designers hide this feature to encourage us not to always use LCD display to frame images. X-Pro3 can interchange OVF (optical viewfinder) and EVF (electronic viewfinder) at any time, and the latter can provide 3.69 million pixels OLED, with 1:50000 contrast and 1500cd/m2 brightness.

X-Pro3 features a 26.1MP X-Trans COMS, 4 X-Processor 4 image processor with a titanium body. The all-black version goes for $2,400, whereas the silver version with Duratect treatment lists for $2,700.

26MP APS-C BSI CMOS sensor
Optical/Electronic hybrid viewfinder
Full screen phase detection autofocus
425-point hybrid focus system
6EV AF induction
30fps high-speed continuous shooting
Smooth priority viewfinder mode
Titanium body
weighs 497 grams (battery included)