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Look at This: The Fujifilm X-Pro3 Hidden Screen Gets Our Love Again :)

The Fuji World is upside down!

When we first leaked the Fujifilm X-Pro3 tilt screen, I asked you if you liked it. The result can be seen down below.

  • Fujifilm X-Pro3 LIVE BLOGGING on FujiRumors Oct. 23 at 1 AM New York Time

As you can see, I myself voted “I don’t know”.

I was very skeptical, didn’t understand it, but decided to wait until I have it on my hands, to form my final opinion.

And then something happened.

Over the last few weeks, more and more of you guys in the comments said something like “the more I look at the new screen, the more I start to like it!”

I felt that something changed, and so yesterday, after the massive X-Pro3 leaks, I launched the same survey again here. And look how you voted.

It’s basically the exact opposite result of 1 month ago.

So what happened?

Well, I think we all just needed time to “understand” the idea behind the screen.

We had heated discussions about the screen:

  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: You Don’t Get it, the new Screen is a Smart Move!
  • read here – Some LOVE the Fujifilm X-Pro3, and Here is Why!

And at the end it seems that, while surely still a divisive feature, the majority of us decided that Fujifilm’s attempt to create a different photographic with the X-Pro3 just makes sense.

And FujiRumors?

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Full Specs Leaked and Comparison with X-Pro2 and X-T3

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs X-Pro2 vs X-T3

After the full leaked press release yesterday, now nokishita leaked the full X-Pro3 specs.

Given that we have basically the full specs, I now decided to extend our initial X-Pro3 vs X-Pro2 comparison, and include the X-T3 as well.

You find it all down below!

KEEP IN MIND that, as FujiRumors exclusively rumored here, the Fujiiflm X-T3 might get a huge firmware update that brings it on par with X-Pro3.

X-Pro3 – Full Specs and Comparisons

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 – Price Leaked and Shipping November 28

What days we are having, with massive Fujifilm X-Pro3 leaks:

  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: First Step into Fuji’s 3 Year Computational Photography Masterplan
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3: Massive Leaks, Facts, Images and Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3 Specs and Images Leaked: Improved Autofocus at -6EV, HDR Shooting and Lots of Firmware Improvements

Now nokishita leaked the price and release date for the Fujifilm X-Pro3:

  • 235,950 yen including tax for black version (converter to dollar it’s $2,173)
  • 263,450 yen including tax for DURA black and DURA silver (converter to dollar it’s $2,426)
  • Scheduled release date is November 28, 2019

Currently the Fujifilm X-Pro2 costs 219,450 yen at the official Fujifilm Japan shop ($2,022).

So in Japan the price increase from X-Pro2 to X-Pro3 is of about 8%. Apply this to USA, and we would pass from the $1,699 launch price of X-Pro2 to $1,834.

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Fujifilm X-Pro3: First Step into Fuji’s 3 Year Computational Photography Masterplan

AI is Coming

Well, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 leaked massively here, and we compared the specs to the X-Pro2 here.

As FujiRumors rumored already in the months and weeks before, there is a lot happening on the firmware front, and we already told you to expect to get a major Kaizen firmware update also for the following camera X/GFX models.

It’s also no surprise, that the Fujifilm X-Pro3 will introduce first big steps into what is called “computational photography”, for example with the new HDR function:

the HDR shooting function combines multiple continuously shot images of different exposure levels to expand the dynamic range. The tool, designed to recreate the vast dynamic range of light conditions that exist in nature, produces natural tones without causing exaggerated amplification of colour tones.

Why is it no surprise?

Well, I remind you how back in April 2019, Fujifilm manager Toshihisa Iida said in this interview:

In 3 years, AI (artificial intelligence or computational photography) will become important part of photography

And if you are scared our cameras will turn into smartphones taking over all the control from your photography, then I’d like to reassure you, as Toshihisa Iida also said:

AI will not manage or control, but help photographers to take better images in an easier way

So, Fujifilm wants to offer plenty of computational photography features within 2022 in their cameras, and the Fujifilm X-Pro3 marks the start.

Is the right way to go? Do you like it? Let us know in the survey and the comments down below.

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Fujifilm X-Pro3: You Don’t Get it – Running After Sony Specs is Wrong. It’s Smarter to Offer a Different Photographic Experience!

Fujifilm X-Pro3

Thomas is a passionate photographer as well as product manager, and he has his own little space on youtube.

In his latest video, he shares his well pondered opinions about the Fujifilm X-Pro3, that I believe could be interesting to discuss also here on FujiRumors.

As many of us, when he saw the X-Pro3 screen he had a “what the f***” moment. But the more he thinks about it, the more it makes sense to him. And those, who still sh*tstorm on the X-Pro3, don’t get it that it’s actually a very smart move (in his opinion).

In fact, he now even considers to replace his X-T2 with an X-Pro3 instead of an X-T3.

Why?

Well, the video is in German, but you are lucky I am a polyglot managing 4 languages, so I am going to translate it for you down below.

Ready?

Then check it out down below.

What You Don’t Get!

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Fujifilm X-Pro3: Massive Leaks, Facts and Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Fujifilm X-Pro3 – Everything we Know

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will be announced October 23 at 1 AM New York time (7AM Berlin time). Of course there will be a live blogging on FujiRumors :).

So what do we know about the X-Pro3 so far?

The recent nokishita leak confirmed what we already rumored, and adds more details:

X-Pro3 vs X-Pro2

X-Pro3 X-Pro2
Size 140.5 x 82.8 x 46.1mm 140.5mm x 82.8mm x 45.9mm
Weight 497g 495g
EVF 3.69-million-dot organic EL panel 0.48-in TFT color viewfinder Approx 2.36 millions dots
EVF Refresh rate 100 fps
+
new “Smoothness priority” for equivalent refresh rate of approx. 200fps
85 fps
LCD 1.62-million-dot
Yes, Touch Screen
1.62 millions dots

No Touch Screen

Low Light AF -6.0EV -1.0EV
Connection USB-C USB 2.0
Grain Effect Strong/Weak Strength/Size (more precise control)
Clarity Setting Yes No
Tonal Curve Yes No
Ratings Compatibility with 3rd party software Not Compatible with 3rd Party Software
Q Menu Choose the number of icons to be displayed in the menu from 16, 12, 8 or 4

– – –
Transparent Background Option

Fixed to 12 itmes

 

– – –

No Transparent Background Option

Film Simulation Classic Negative No Classic Negative
AF Range Limiter Yes No
Computational Photography New HDR Feature

multiple exposures of up to 9 frames in the Additive, Average, Comparative Bright or Comparative Dark mode

No

The Facts

  • coming October 23 at 1 AM New York time
  • hidden LCD screen
  • no D-Pad
  • some buttons re-arrangements
  • mini screen for camera data or film simulation display
  • coming with new Classic Negative film simulation
  • made out of titanium
  • coming in 3 colors, Black, DURA Black, and DURA Silver
  • complete hybrid viewfinder re-design
  • OVF has increased clarity, reduced distortion, and wider angle of view
  • EVF re-design: higher resolution, brighter, wider color space, faster frame rate

The Rumors

  • X Processor 4
  • X Trans 4
  • In Camera Tone Curves and Clarity Adjustments
  • “Clarity setting” has been included as an image quality parameter to complement the existing Highlight Tone, Shadow Tone and Sharpness
  • no IBIS
  • ISO dial has a “C” instead of “H” (confirmed by leaked images)
  • leaked hands on images
  • leaked hands on video
  • 4K video
  • autofocus at the minimum luminance of -6EV
  • new HDR shooting function, which combines multiple continuously shot images of different exposure levels to expand the dynamic range. It produces natural tones without causing exaggerated amplification of colour tones
  • multiple exposures of up to 9 frames in the Additive, Average, Comparative Bright or Comparative Dark mode to combine images taken from multiple viewpoints or at different times into a single image
  • exterior made out of titanium, interior of magnesium alloy
  • 70 points of weather sealing. Works at -10℃
  • AF range limiter function – select from two preset values or use the focus ring to specify any focus range. This gives the focus preset function available to all XF lenses
  • EVF: 3.69-million-dot organic EL panel with high contrast ratio of over 1:5000 and the maximum luminance of 1500cd/m2 to display the finest details even in shadows and highlights. It covers 97% of the sRGB colour space
  • EVF has a “Smoothness priority” for equivalent refresh rate of approx. 200fps (recommended when you are taking pictures of fast moving subjects and need to track the erratic motion)
  • 1.62-million-dot high-resolution tilting LCD touchscreen display (tilts down 180 degrees)
  • rear 1.28-inch colour Memory LCD, protected with toughened glass, displays shooting settings regardless if the camera is turned on or not or Film Simulation, white balance and other image settings reminiscent of film cameras
  • Updated Black & White adjustment function called “Monochromatic Colour” function: choose the key colour from a matrix of Warm / Cool tones and Magenta / Green hues, incorporating the rich gradation into your images
  • The Grain Effect function, which simulates the photographic film, has been evolved so that you can adjust “strength” and “size” to attain a more precise control over graininess
  • Compatibility with 3rd party software has been improved so they can now read ratings given to pictures using the “Rating” function.
  • Q Button: You can now choose the number of icons to be displayed in the menu from 16, 12, 8 or 4. “Transparent” has been added as a new background option, allowing you to change the settings but ensuring you won’t miss a photo opportunity
  • USB-C
  • Size : 140.5 x 82.8 x 46.1mm
  • Weight : 497g

X-Pro3 Reactions & Mixed

3 things you should NOT forget:

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Specs and Images Leaked: Improved Autofocus at -6EV, HDR Shooting and Lots of Firmware Improvements

Fujifilm X-Pro3

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will be announced October 23, at 1AM New York time.

Now nokishita leaked additional details and images. See it all down below.

The X-Pro3 uses the back illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and the X-Processor 4 image processing engine for superb image & 4K video quality and autofocus performance.

The X-Pro3 uses an improved algorithm to enable autofocus at the minimum luminance of -6EV, which is near pitch-darkness. The camera features a new HDR shooting function, which combines multiple continuously shot images of different exposure levels to expand the dynamic range. The tool, designed to recreate the vast dynamic range of light conditions that exist in nature, produces natural tones without causing exaggerated amplification of colour tones.

The camera handles multiple exposures of up to 9 frames in the Additive, Average, Comparative Bright or Comparative Dark mode to combine images taken from multiple viewpoints or at different times into a single image. You can apply different Film Simulation modes to each of the frames to create a multi-layered collage.

The exterior of the camera body is made of titanium, which gives the camera additional strength and corrosion resistance. It is combined with premium quality coating giving it a sleek, elegant appearance. The internal framework of the camera body is made from magnesium alloy. Weather sealing has been applied at 70 points to give the camera advanced dust and moisture resistance. The camera is also capable of operating in temperatures as low as -10℃, allowing users to be on location and not having to worry about the weather.

The X-Pro3 for the first time has an AF range limiter function, which has been available only on a limited number of lenses until now. You can select from two preset values or use the focus ring to specify any focus range. This gives the focus preset function available to all XF lenses.

Users can switch between the optical viewfinder (OVF), which provides a constant view of your subject without any time lag, and the electronic viewfinder (EVF), which allows you to check exposure while you shoot. The EVF uses a 3.69-million-dot organic EL panel with advanced display performance. The organic EL panel boasts a high contrast ratio of over 1:5000 and the maximum luminance of 1500cd/m2 to display the finest details even in shadows and highlights. It also covers 97% of the sRGB colour space, giving more accurate colour reproduction.

EVF display options in the “Boost” performance mode now includes “Smoothness priority” where a black frame is inserted between each of the frames at approx. 100fps to provide a smoother appearance with a minimal sense of residual images, giving an equivalent refresh rate of approx. 200fps. This option is recommended when you are taking pictures of fast moving subjects and need to track the erratic motion.

The camera also features the “Electronic Range Finder” function, in which a small EVF window is displayed within the OVF to help checking electronic settings. The EVF window displays live view, enlargement of an AF point and pictures taken, improving the usefulness of the OVF.

The 1.62-million-dot high-resolution tilting LCD touchscreen display, can flip approx. 180 degrees, allowing you to shoot from the hip, at ground level or with the camera above your head. The screen offers a wide angle of view and delivers high contrast yet natural colour reproduction to provide a clear and high quality view.

The rear 1.28-inch colour Memory LCD, protected with toughened glass, displays shooting settings regardless if the camera is turned on or not. The screen can be set in the “Classic” mode which displays Film Simulation, white balance and other image settings reminiscent of film cameras, or in the “Standard” mode for displays shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, the number of remaining frames and other shooting settings in plain numbers and icons.

“CLASSIC Neg” mode has been added to the Film Simulation function, which simulates colour negative film traditionally chosen for everyday snapshots. The colours, precisely controlled for each level of brightness, create a rich chromatic contrast to add extra definition to the image.

The Black & White adjustment function, originally introduced to the X-T3 and X-T30 to apply warm and cool tones to monochrome images, has been updated as the “Monochromatic Colour” function. The X-Pro3 now allows you to choose the key colour from a matrix of Warm / Cool tones and Magenta / Green hues, incorporating the rich gradation into your images to create photographs with a personal twist.

“Clarity setting” has been included as an image quality parameter to complement the existing Highlight Tone, Shadow Tone and Sharpness. Texture and outlines of subject can be accentuated or softened while retaining gradation of colours to control the overall look of a picture.

The Grain Effect function, which simulates the photographic film, has been evolved so that you can adjust “strength” and “size” to attain a more precise control over graininess, instead of having just two options of “strong” and “weak” graininess in previous models.

“Highlight Tone” and “Shadow Tone” options, have been integrated into the “Tonal Curve” setting so that you can intuitively adjust settings while checking the tonal curve.

Compatibility with 3rd party software has been improved so they can now read ratings given to pictures using the “Rating” function.

The functionality of the “Q” quick menu has been improved. You can now choose the number of icons to be displayed in the menu from 16, 12, 8 or 4. “Transparent” has been added as a new background option, allowing you to change the settings but ensuring you won’t miss a photo opportunity.

The X-Pro3 has a USB Type-C port (USB3.1 Gen1), to charge the camera’s battery and transfer data.

Size : 140.5 x 82.8 x 46.1mm

Weight : 497g

This Video Shows the New Fujifilm X-Pro3 Tilt Screen in Action

Fujifilm X-Pro3

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 has now been filmed out in the wild. You can see the tilt screen in action in the video above (as well as additional leaked images – thanks).

The video starts at 1:21, where you can see X-Pro3.

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will be announced on October 23 – LIVE BLOGGING on FUJIRUMORS

New Fujifilm X-Pro3 Hands On Images

When FujiRumors leaked the 100% accurate Fujifilm X-Pro3 sketches, our source draw a “C” instead of an “H” on the ISO dial. Well, we could already see it in previous images, but now we can see it even more clearly.

Other than that, not much new.

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will be announced on October 23.

  • read here – Fujifilm X-Pro3 Development Announcement: Coming October 23, First Specs and Images
  • read here – Exclusive: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Images Show Tone Curves and Clarity Adjustmenst
  • read here – Some LOVE the Fujifilm X-Pro3, and Here is Why!
  • read here –  Fujifest 2019: Wordwide Fujifilm X-Pro3 Tour Dates and Locations

Make sure to:

images via blog.heidi-foto via probisfoto via Camerabeta

New Fujifilm X-Pro3 Images

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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Love & Hate, Fujinon XF50mm F1.0 for XF33mm F1.0, New Lens Roadmaps in 2019 and More Top September Articles

September was a massive month for FujiRumors, with lots of rumors and the X-Pro3 development announcement.

So, never like this month, a summary of the most read articles is needed.

Down below are the top ten September articles you should not have missed!

  1. LEAKED: This is the FUJIFILM X-Pro3 – Dual Screen and Button Layout
  2. Fujifilm X-Pro3 Development Announcement: Coming October 23, First Specs and Images
  3. Some LOVE the Fujifilm X-Pro3, and Here is Why!
  4. Fujifilm Manager Toshihisa Iida Interview: New Fujinon X and G Mount Lens Roadmap in 2019 and 5 to 6 New Lenses in 2020
  5. Fujifilm X Summit LIVE STREAM on FujiRumors Starts Now
  6. Exclusive: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Images Show Tone Curves and Clarity Adjustmenst
  7. All APS-C Shortcomings Exposed in this Image Roundup, and How I Couldn’t “Recover” my Wife – #photosfujicanttake
  8. Fujifilm X-Pro3 has No In Body Image Stabilization (IBIS)
  9. Fujinon XF 16-80mm F4 Review: It Performs Better than More Expensive Professional Lenses
  10. Fujifilm Scraps XF33mm f/1.0 in Favor of Smaller XF50mm f/1.0 – Do You Agree?

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