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Fujifilm X-Pro3 Comparison Review

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was announced in October 2019 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 26 megapixel.

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Is the Fujifilm X-Pro3 a good camera? The X-Pro3 has a Camera Elo of 3015. This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. The X-Pro3 ranks among the top 20 percent of all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (APS cameras), the X-Pro3 ranks among the top 10 percent.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-Pro3
Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm X mount lenses
26 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video
ISO 160-12800 (80-51200)
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots)
3.0" LCD, 1620k dots
Tilting touchscreen
8 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed body
440 shots per battery charge
141 x 83 x 46 mm, 497 g


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Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.

Body comparison with a credit card

An illustration of the physical dimensions of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 vis-à-vis a credit card is provided in the side-by-side display below. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are presented. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs credit card front
X-Pro3 versus credit card top view
X-Pro3 and credit card rear side

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 alongside a set of comparators. If you want to review a camera pair side-by-side, just select a right-side comparator from among the camera models in the table. Alternatively, you can also move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Used
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 141 mm 83 mm 46 mm 497 g 440 Y Oct 2019 1,799 i i Fujifilm X-Pro3
 
Fujifilm X100V« » 128 mm 75 mm 53 mm 478 g 420 Y Feb 2020 1,399 i i Fujifilm X100V
 
Fujifilm X-T30« » 118 mm 83 mm 47 mm 383 g 380 n Feb 2019 899 i i Fujifilm X-T30
 
Fujifilm X-A5« » 117 mm 68 mm 40 mm 361 g 450 n Jan 2018 399- i Fujifilm X-A5
 
Fujifilm X-T3« » 133 mm 93 mm 59 mm 539 g 390 Y Sep 2018 1,499 i i Fujifilm X-T3
 
Fujifilm X-H1« » 140 mm 97 mm 86 mm 673 g 310 Y Feb 2018 1,899 i i Fujifilm X-H1
 
Fujifilm X-T100« » 121 mm 83 mm 47 mm 448 g 430 n May 2018 599- i Fujifilm X-T100
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2« » 141 mm 83 mm 46 mm 495 g 350 Y Jan 2016 1,699 i i Fujifilm X-Pro2
 
Fujifilm X-T2« » 133 mm 92 mm 49 mm 507 g 340 Y Jul 2016 1,599- i Fujifilm X-T2
 
Fujifilm X-T1« » 129 mm 90 mm 47 mm 440 g 350 Y Jan 2014 1,299- i Fujifilm X-T1
 
Sigma fp« » 113 mm 70 mm 45 mm 422 g .. Y Jul 2019 1,899 i i Sigma fp
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The listed prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 was launched in the US market at a price of $1,799. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison with a 35mm slide

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 features an APS-C sensor and has a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 1.5. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the Fujifilm X-Pro3 among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 sensor measures

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p----Fujifilm X-Pro3
 
Fujifilm X100V« » APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p----Fujifilm X100V
 
Fujifilm X-T30« » APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p----Fujifilm X-T30
 
Fujifilm X-A5« » APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p----Fujifilm X-A5
 
Fujifilm X-T3« » APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p----Fujifilm X-T3
 
Fujifilm X-H1« » APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p----Fujifilm X-H1
 
Fujifilm X-T100« » APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p----Fujifilm X-T100
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2« » APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p----Fujifilm X-Pro2
 
Fujifilm X-T2« » APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p----Fujifilm X-T2
 
Fujifilm X-T1« » APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p----Fujifilm X-T1
 
Sigma fp« » Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p----Sigma fp

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The X-Pro3 indeed provides movie recording capabilities. The highest resolution format that the X-Pro3 can use is 4K/30p.

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the X-Pro3 has an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 3690k dots. The viewfinder offers a field of view of 95% and a magnification of 0.52x. The tables below summarize some of the other core capabilities of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

Core Features
  Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
'000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
('000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X-Pro33690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n Fujifilm X-Pro3
 
Fujifilm X100V« »3690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n Fujifilm X100V
 
Fujifilm X-T30« »2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y n Fujifilm X-T30
 
Fujifilm X-A5« »- n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n Fujifilm X-A5
 
Fujifilm X-T3« »3690 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 11.0 n n Fujifilm X-T3
 
Fujifilm X-H1« »3690 Y 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y Fujifilm X-H1
 
Fujifilm X-T100« »2360 n 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n Fujifilm X-T100
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2« »2360 n 3.0 1620 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 n n Fujifilm X-Pro2
 
Fujifilm X-T2« »2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/8000s 14.0 n n Fujifilm X-T2
 
Fujifilm X-T1« »2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 n n Fujifilm X-T1
 
Sigma fp« »- n 3.2 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n Sigma fp

It is worthwhile pointing out that the X-Pro3 has a touchscreen. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, when trying to adjust the focus point.

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Connection comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

Input-Output Connections
  Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Type
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3YstereomonoY--3.1Y-YFujifilm X-Pro3
 
Fujifilm X100V« »YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-YFujifilm X100V
 
Fujifilm X-T30« »YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-YFujifilm X-T30
 
Fujifilm X-A5« »YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-YFujifilm X-A5
 
Fujifilm X-T3« »YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-YFujifilm X-T3
 
Fujifilm X-H1« »YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--Fujifilm X-H1
 
Fujifilm X-T100« »YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YFujifilm X-T100
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2« »YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--Fujifilm X-Pro2
 
Fujifilm X-T2« »YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--Fujifilm X-T2
 
Fujifilm X-T1« »YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--Fujifilm X-T1
 
Sigma fp« »YstereomonoY-micro3.1---Sigma fp

It is notable that the X-Pro3 has a microphone port. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

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Expert reviews

While the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the handling experience and imaging performance when actually working with the X-Pro3. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable. This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall rankings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, photographyblog).

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cameralabs dpreview ephotozine imaging-resource photographyblog Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Used
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3+85/1004/5-- Oct 2019 1,799 i i Fujifilm X-Pro3
 
Fujifilm X100V« »----- Feb 2020 1,399 i i Fujifilm X100V
 
Fujifilm X-T30« »+ +84/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Feb 2019 899 i i Fujifilm X-T30
 
Fujifilm X-A5« »+-4/54/53.5/5 Jan 2018 399- i Fujifilm X-A5
 
Fujifilm X-T3« »+ +88/1005/55/55/5 Sep 2018 1,499 i i Fujifilm X-T3
 
Fujifilm X-H1« »+86/1004.5/5-4.5/5 Feb 2018 1,899 i i Fujifilm X-H1
 
Fujifilm X-T100« »+79/1004/5-4.5/5 May 2018 599- i Fujifilm X-T100
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2« »+83/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 1,699 i i Fujifilm X-Pro2
 
Fujifilm X-T2« »+ +86/1004.5/55/55/5 Jul 2016 1,599- i Fujifilm X-T2
 
Fujifilm X-T1« »+ +84/1005/54/55/5 Jan 2014 1,299- i Fujifilm X-T1
 
Sigma fp« »--4/5-4.5/5 Jul 2019 1,899 i i Sigma fp
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (-) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X-Pro3.

What technology is the imaging sensor in the X-Pro3 based on?

The camera is build around a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.

Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?

Fujifilm equipped the X-Pro3 with the X-Processor 4 image processor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X-Pro3?

The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-51200.

What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Fujifilm X-Pro3?

Fujifilm does not publish a shutter rating for the X-Pro3. Yet, shutters in comparable cameras from other manufacturers are said to be good for at least 200 000 actuations. It should be noted, though, that this number represents a Mean Time before Failure. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust an expected shutter life of 200 000 shots over, say, three years, one would have to take about 200 pictures each and every day.

How do I find the shutter count on my Fujifilm X-Pro3?

Fujifilm embeds the number of shutter actuations in image metadata. You can check the number of shots that your X-Pro3 has taken up to now by uploading a recent image to the online shutter count app.

Is completely silent shooting possible with the Fujifilm X-Pro3?

The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.

Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?

No, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.

Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Fujifilm X-Pro3?

The X-Pro3 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.

Does the Fujifilm X-Pro3 feature an autofocus assist light?

Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.

What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?

The X-Pro3's flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.

Does the Fujifilm X-Pro3 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?

Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards, which provide for data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s, in both of its card slots.

Which battery does the X-Pro3 use?

The camera gets its power from the NP-W126S (here at amazon), which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.

Where can I find the best deals for the X-Pro3?

Grey imports from Asia, as found on eBay, are often very attractively priced. However, these cameras come without a warranty from Fujifilm.

Camera to camera comparisons

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Fujifilm X-Pro3
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses
    Launch Date October 2019
    Launch Price USD 1799
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 368.16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 26 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6240 x 4160 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm
    Pixel Density 7.05 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 160-12800 ISO
    ISO Boost 80-51200 ISO
    Image Processor X-Processor 4
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.52x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1620k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Autofocus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy200 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots
    UHS card support Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.1
    HDMI Port no HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-W126S power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)440 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 141 x 83 x 46 mm
    (5.6 x 3.3 x 1.8 in)
    Camera Weight 497 g (17.5 oz)

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