What a massive live blogging that was!
And while we all know about the bigger and better hybrid viewfinder, the new computational photography features, the hidden LCD screen and so forth, I thought that in due to the huge flood of information I pick out a 10 things, that you might have missed.
They all come from the various first look reviews we have collected here:
- The little sub monitor on the back of the X-Pro3 screen screen is not backlit. Hence difficult to see in the dark. On the other hand, it distracts you less in low light
- front dial no longer clickable
- the DURA X-Pro3 versions are fingerprint magnets, but Lee Zavitz says it gives it an extra retro touch that people could actually like… and the extra coating keeps scratches off
- if you use adapted lenses, you can now name the lens in camera, and that name will be stored into the EXIF data
- focus peaking now offers a yellow overlay option
- six customizable buttons (including AE/AF lock and q button that can be assigned to something else) + four swipe functions on screen
- the new HDR computational photography feature works handheld. It stitches the JPEGs automatically, but also saves the RAW files so you can stitch them together by yourself in post
- New focus bracketing interface: determine your far and near frame, and camera automatically detects how many frames it needs to shoots based on your aperture and focal length
- X-Pro3 can output tiff files in 8 or 16 bit via interal RAW converter
- Q menu can be transparent, so you see the effect of the changes you apply in real time. Also, the Q-menu isn’t locked to the dedicated Q button anymore, and can be assigned to whatever you wish
- Maxiumum 4K @ 30P at 4:2:0 F-log in 10 bit (like X-T30). No HDMI output. Continuous shooting speed of X-T3
- the EVF improvements influenced negatively the OVF: Instead of having the X-Pro2 0.36x and 0.60x magnification modes, the X-Pro3 splits the difference with a fixed 0.52x magnification
- the regular black X-Pro3 will ship on November 29, and the X-Pro3 DURA versions on December 13
Turns out we have 13 points ;).
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