DPReview Published Fujifilm X-Pro3 Review (85% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera, and the new Fujifilm X-Pro3 achieved an impressive 85% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Key Features:

  • 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS4 sensor
  • X Processor4 quad-core imaging engine
  • 1/8000 to 1 second shutter speed
  • 4K video, up to 29.97 fps
  • 3.0-inch, 180-degree tilting touch LCD screen
  • OVF/EVF combination viewfinder
  • SD/ SDHC/SDXC card slot
  • Intelligent Hybrid AF focus
  • 17 film simulation modes
  • Titanium + magnesium weather-resistant construction

What we like:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Range of attractive film/color modes
  • Optical viewfinder gives interesting experience
  • Electronic viewfinder further boosts flexibility
  • Flip-down screen excellent for waist-level shooting
  • Attractive, detailed 4K video
  • USB charging is useful
  • Faux film stock sub monitor is undeniably cool

What we don’t like:

  • Optical finder doesn’t work as well with wide or long lenses as predecessor
  • Obscured rear screen limits some styles of shooting
  • AF point indication in OVF makes near-to-far parallax shift unpredictable
  • Some lenses (particularly the F1.4s) aren’t especially fast to focus, undermining the the immediacy of street shooting
  • Face/Eye detection mode a little prone to false-positives and requires input if your subject temporarily turns away
  • ISO dial is more decorative than utilitarian

Conclusion from DPReview:

The X-Pro3 is a unique mirrorless camera, and will appeal to those who want a waist-level screen or an optical viewfinder experience. It’ll be a camera you either covet or don’t see the value of, but that polarization is the X-Pro 3’s defining characteristic, and some photographers will find it very compelling.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 body (Black): $1,799 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 body (Dura Black): $1,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 body (Dura Silver): $1,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.