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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Development Announced, Coming on October 23

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At Fujifilm X Summit, Fujifilm has announced the development of the upcoming Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera. The new camera is going to be made from titanium to make it more durable than previous X-Series cameras and will be 10x more resistant to scratches than stainless steel.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 will be available in three colors, the classic black as well as a DURA black and DURA silver models. Looks like Fuji added a small screen on the back of the camera that shows the basic exposure information. It can even show a small image similar to the tab of a film pack that used to be slipped onto film cameras. This will make the selected Film Simulation mode clear.

On the X-Pro 3, the screen is hidden, but can be revealed by tilting down the back of the camera. There will also be a new Film Simulation mode called Classic Negative which will have a nostalgic filmic appearance.

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What we know about Fujifilm X-Pro3 so far:

  • X-Pro3 made by titanium
  • X-Pro3 is super durable, 10 times tougher than steel against scratch, almost level of sapphire
  • Fujifilm X-Pro3 will coming in 3 colors
  • Complete X-Pro3 HVF re-design (OVF and EVF re-design)
  • X-Pro3 has a “hidden LCD screen
  • Fujifilm tries to separate X-Pro and X-T line
  • Classic Negative will be the 10th Fujifilm film simulation mode. Nostalgic film
  • Official announcement of X-Pro3 on October 23th, 2019

XF 50mm F/1 Lens

Fujifilm also revealed that the 35mm f/1 lens that it had announced was in development would be too big and heavy to be of practical use. Instead, it’s going to create a 50mm f/1 optic.

New Features for X-Series Cameras

Fujifilm is planning to add the following features to its X-Series cameras:

  • Multiple shot for HDR – images will be captured with different exposure values and then combined into one image with greater dynamic range.
  • Focus Bracketing – the camera will automatically detect how many shots are required and where the AF point needs to be for each one. The images can then be merged in software post-capture to create greater depth of field.
  • Multiple Exposure – extending from 2 images to 9
  • Drone and Gimbal compatibility – the drone/gimbal controls will be able to adjust key features such as exposure and AF point.

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