According to techradar predictions, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 will come in 2019. And they seem pretty confident about that, since they write here:
“We’ve pooled together what we know for sure with our predictions for the next twelve months.”
Less likely, but also a possibility according to techradar is the Fujifilm X100F successor (may it be called Fujifilm X200 or Fuji X100V or anything else).
If techradar is accurate, this means that Fujifilm changed their usual camera-refresh cycle, and that they will not skip one sensor/processor generation with the Fujifilm X-Pro3, as they did with the X-Pro2.
Today I decided to take a look at the refresh rate of the top/mid range Fujifilm cameras and tried to make a guess (NOT A RUMOR) about when the Fujifilm X-H2, Fujifilm X-Pro3, Fujifilm X-E4, Fujifilm X-T4, Fujifilm X-T30 and Fujifilm X200 (or X100V) can be expected.
Overall we can see how the Fujifilm X-E and X-Pro line are gravitating towards a 4 years refresh time, whereas X-T and X100 line are close to a 2 years refresh time.
This is not based on rumors, and it’s not said that Fujifilm will always keep the same product refresh rate. Everything can change anytime.
X70/XF10: XF10 is not the X70 successor. It’s unclear if there will be a Fujifilm X80 at some point
X-A line has a high refresh rate, but the FR community is for the most part not interested in this camera line
GFX 50S, GFX 100S, GFX 50R: According to our rumors, the GFX 100 comes 2 years and 3 months after the GFX 50S. It’s unclear if the Fuji GFX 50R will also get a 2 year refresh rate or a 4 year refresh rate like its rangefinder brothers the X-Pro and X-E
Fujifilm X-Pro2 concept developed by Fujifilm and shared at senzo.co
One of the top questions I got after the announcement of the Fujifilm X-T3, is when the Fujifilm X-Pro3 will come.
Well guys, in the Fuji world, rangefinder cameras like the Fujifilm X-Pro and X-E line, do not sell nearly as well as their SLR-like brothers, such as the X-T20 or the new X-T3.
Hence, Fujifilm is never in a hurry to release new iterations of those cameras. The Fujifilm X-Pro line for example even skipped the X-Trans II generation, and went from X-Trans I directly to X-Trans III.
And so far I have not heard anything reliable about the Fujifilm X-Pro3.
So all we can do for now, is imagine how we would like the Fujifilm X-Pro3 to be.
A FR-reader send me this Flickr link, where H.B. Kang imagines an X-Pro3 with vertical grip and new colors.
So I thought, why not, let’s talk Fujifilm X-Pro3 and start dreaming how it should be.
In addition to Kang’s X-Pro3, I will add down below some real Fujifilm X-Pro2 (and X-Pro1s) concept that Fujifilm studied during the X-Pro2 development. We have already shown them in this FujiRumors post, and you can find more images at senzo.co here.
I will start by launching a poll, where you can vote the top 3 features you’d like to see on the Fujifilm X-Pro3. Vote, and then let your imagination soar free in the comments.
It’s been very busy with rumors over here in the last weeks and months, so I coudn’t share as many miXed zones as I want. But today I will try to catch up and share a major camera roundup.
A big “thank you” to all of you guys, who contact me and share your content with me… you keep this roundups alive and interesting, and I am always happy to support your work by featuring you on FujiRumors.com.
The Fujifilm community is simply the best, and I will do my little part in this community, by sharing your work for as long as FujiRumors will run :) .
Given the recent Fujifilm announcement of a new film simulation Classic Negative coming to Fujifilm X-Pro3, and the latest rumor that says older X-Processor 4 cameras will get it via firmware update, the Film Simulation talk is again en vogue here on FujiRumors.
In fact, film simulations are a much loved feature among the Fujifilm community, and we have written several articles about them in the past:
click here – An Introduction to Fujifilm’s Film Simulation Modes
click here – Meet Minami-San, Fujifilm’s Color Guru Since 50 Years and Who is Now Bringing Fuji’s Color Science from Film to Digital
click here – CLASSIC CHROME or “The Art of Omission!”
click here – An Ode To ACROS: “A Game Changer, My Favorite Film Simulation by far!” :: And about the Best ACROS (or B&W) Settings!
click here– VELVIA. The world of film simulation (link inside mixed zone)
click here – X-Trans III :: All Film Simulations Improved :: See Conventional Velvia Vs. X-Pro2 Velvia!
click here – PRO NEG, ASTIA and PROVIA. The World of Film Simulation
click here – Fujifilm Rethink RAW :: JPEG is Your Friend and Fuji’s Film Simulations Rock
click here – This Guy Fine Tuned his Fujifilm Film Simulation Settings Inspired by the Work of Great Film Photographers. See “Chrome Eggleston” & More
Now, some say film simulations are only for JPEG shooters, but I don’t agree.
Many love to work with Fujifilm RAW files by first applying a film simulation profile in Lightroom or Capture One and then edit from there. I do it like this too, and it saves me a lot of time. Fujifilm gets the colors right for me, and I just fine tune the rest of the image (contrast, sharpening, etc).
As we know, Fujifilm recently registered three cameras:
FF190001 = X-A7
FF190002 = X-Pro3
FF190003 = ?
So still to see what the FF19003 is, but Nokishita says:
In addition to X-Pro3, Fujifilm is likely to see another model. Probably not an X-Trans machine or GFX, as it is not made by Zakuti from the model number of the wireless parts.
It’s not X-Trans, it is not made by Xacti Zakuti, which I told you already back in 2017, is now developing Fujifilm entry level line of cameras (Fujifilm outsourced entry level cameras development to save R&D).