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Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs X100V

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 and the Fujifilm X100V are two enthusiast cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in October 2019 and February 2020. The X-Pro3 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the X100V is a fixed lens compact. Both cameras are equipped with an APS-C sensor. Both cameras offer a resolution of 26 megapixels.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-Pro3 versus Fujifilm X100V
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X100V
Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
Fujifilm X mount lenses 35mm f/2.0
26 MP, APS-C Sensor 26 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 160-12,800 (80 - 51,200) ISO 160-12,800 (80 - 51,200)
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1620k dots 3.0 LCD, 1620k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting touchscreen
8 shutter flaps per second 11 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
440 shots per battery charge420 shots per battery charge
141 x 83 x 46 mm, 497 g 128 x 75 x 53 mm, 478 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and the Fujifilm X100V? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and the Fujifilm X100V are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Both cameras are available in two different colors (black, silver).

Size Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Fujifilm X100V
Compare X-Pro3 versus X100V top
Comparison X-Pro3 or X100V rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Fujifilm X100V is notably smaller (18 percent) than the Fujifilm X-Pro3. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the X100V has a lens built in, whereas the X-Pro3 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the X-Pro3 and their specifications in the Fujinon X Lens Catalog.

The battery packs of both cameras can be charged via USB, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 5.6 in 3.3 in 1.8 in 17.5 oz 440 Y Oct 2019 1,799 i
2.
 
Fujifilm X100V 5.0 in 3.0 in 2.1 in 16.9 oz 420 Y Feb 2020 1,399 i
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III 4.5 in 3.1 in 2.0 in 14.1 oz 200 Y Oct 2017 1,299 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 5.3 in 3.7 in 2.5 in 21.4 oz 500 Y Feb 2020 1,699 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 4.6 in 2.7 in 1.6 in 12.7 oz 450 n Jan 2018 399i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T3 5.2 in 3.7 in 2.3 in 19.0 oz 390 Y Sep 2018 1,499i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H1 5.5 in 3.8 in 3.4 in 23.7 oz 310 Y Feb 2018 1,899 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T100 4.8 in 3.3 in 1.9 in 15.8 oz 430 n May 2018 599i
9.
 
Fujifilm X100F 5.0 in 3.0 in 2.0 in 16.5 oz 390 n Jan 2017 1,299i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 5.6 in 3.3 in 1.8 in 17.5 oz 350 Y Jan 2016 1,699 i
11.
 
Fujifilm X-T2 5.2 in 3.6 in 1.9 in 17.9 oz 340 Y Jul 2016 1,599i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-T1 5.1 in 3.5 in 1.9 in 15.5 oz 350 Y Jan 2014 1,299i
13.
 
Samsung NX1 5.5 in 4.0 in 2.6 in 19.4 oz 500 Y Sep 2014 1,499i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The X100V was launched at a lower price than the X-Pro3, despite having a lens built in. 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.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor and have a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 1.5. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the review cameras among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

In terms of chip-set technology, the X-Pro3 uses a more advanced image processing engine (X-Processor 4) than the X100V (X-Processor 4), with benefits for noise reduction, color accuracy, and processing speed.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 and Fujifilm X100V sensor measures

The two cameras under review do not only share the same sensor size, but also offer an identical resolution of 26 megapixels. This similarity in sensor specs implies that both the X-Pro3 and the X100V have the same pixel density, as well as the same pixel size. It should, however, be noted that the X100V is a somewhat more recent model (by 3 months) than the X-Pro3, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that neither of the two cameras has an anti-alias filter installed, so they are able to capture all the detail the sensor resolves.

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-51200. The Fujifilm X100V offers exactly the same ISO settings.

X-Pro3 versus X100V MP

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.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
2.
 
Fujifilm X100V APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p........
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T3 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p........
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H1 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
9.
 
Fujifilm X100F APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
10.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
11.
 
Fujifilm X-T2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
12.
 
Fujifilm X-T1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........
13.
 
Samsung NX1 APS-C 28.0 6480 43204K/30p24.213.2136383

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, and both provide the same movie specifications (4K/30p).

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The X-Pro3 and the X100V are similar in the sense that both feature an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when framing images in bright sunlight. Moreover, their viewfinders offer an identical resolution of 3690k dots. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm X-Pro3, the Fujifilm X100V, and comparable cameras.

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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
1.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro33690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n
2.
 
Fujifilm X100V3690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III2360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 9.0 Y Y
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T43690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0 n Y
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T33690 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 11.0 n n
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H13690 Y 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T1002360 n 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Fujifilm X100F2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
10.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro22360 n 3.0 1620 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 n n
11.
 
Fujifilm X-T22360 n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/8000s 8.0 n n
12.
 
Fujifilm X-T12360 n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 n n
13.
 
Samsung NX12360 Y 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/8000s 15.0 Y n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The X100V has one, while the X-Pro3 does not. While the built-in flash of the X100V is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, both cameras under consideration feature an electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 and the Fujifilm X100V both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the X-Pro3 and the X100V write their files to SDXC cards. The X-Pro3 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the X100V only has one slot. The X-Pro3 supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the X100V can use UHS-I cards.

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Connectivity 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 Fujifilm X100V and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3YstereomonoY--3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Fujifilm X100VYstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIIYstereomono--micro2.0YYY
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T4YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T3YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H1YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T100YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-Y
9.
 
Fujifilm X100FYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
11.
 
Fujifilm X-T2YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--
12.
 
Fujifilm X-T1YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y--
13.
 
Samsung NX1YstereomonoYYmicro3.0YYY

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Fujifilm X-Pro3 (unlike the X100V) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the X-Pro3 and the X100V are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The X-Pro3 replaced the earlier Fujifilm X-Pro2, while the X100V followed on from the Fujifilm X100F. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm website.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is the Fujifilm X-Pro3 better than the Fujifilm X100V or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.


Arguments in favor of the Fujifilm X-Pro3:

  • Better jpgs: Has a more modern image processing engine (X-Processor 4 vs X-Processor 4).
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • More flexible: Accepts interchangeable lenses, so that lens characteristics can be altered.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in October 2019).


Reasons to prefer the Fujifilm X100V:

  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (11 vs 8 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Ready to shoot: Has an integrated lens, whereas the X-Pro3 necessitates an extra lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (128x75mm vs 141x83mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the X-Pro3).
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (3 months) more recently.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the match-up finishes in a tie (7 points each). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

X-Pro3 07:07 X100V

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm X-Pro3 and the Fujifilm X100V place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best Prime Lens Compact Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains partial and cannot reveal, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance when actually working with the X-Pro3 or the X100V. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro34/5+85/1004/5.. Oct 2019 1,799 i
2.
 
Fujifilm X100V5/5+ +86/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2020 1,399 i
3.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III5/5+79/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2017 1,299 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T45/5+ +..5/55/5 Feb 2020 1,699 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A5..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2018 399i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T35/5+ +88/1005/55/5 Sep 2018 1,499i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H1..+86/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 1,899 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T1004/5+79/1004/54.5/5 May 2018 599i
9.
 
Fujifilm X100F5/5+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 1,299i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2..+83/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 1,699 i
11.
 
Fujifilm X-T25/5+ +86/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2016 1,599i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-T15/5+ +84/1005/55/5 Jan 2014 1,299i
13.
 
Samsung NX15/5..87/1005/55/5 Sep 2014 1,499i
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. Hence, a score should always be seen in the context of the camera's market launch date and its price, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm X-Pro3 vs Fujifilm X100V

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X100V
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses 35mm f/2.0
    Launch Date October 2019 February 2020
    Launch Price USD 1,799 USD 1,399
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X100V
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6 mm 23.6 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 368.16 mm2 368.16 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 26 Megapixels 26 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6240 x 4160 pixels 6240 x 4160 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 3.76 μm
    Pixel Density 7.05 MP/cm2 7.05 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12,800 ISO 160 - 12,800 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 51,200 ISO 80 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor X-Processor 4 X-Processor 4
    Screen Specs Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X100V
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 95% 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.52x 0.52x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots 3690k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1620k dots 1620k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X100V
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s 11 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/32000sup to 1/32000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support Dual UHS-II UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X100V
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 3.1
    HDMI Port no HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm X100V
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-W126S NP-W126S
    Battery Life (CIPA)440 shots per charge420 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 141 x 83 x 46 mm
    (5.6 x 3.3 x 1.8 in)
    128 x 75 x 53 mm
    (5.0 x 3.0 x 2.1 in)
    Camera Weight 497 g (17.5 oz) 478 g (16.9 oz)

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