Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm X-Pro3, the company’s latest mirrorless flagship in the X series.
Fujifilm press release:
Fujifilm introduces the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-Pro3”
- Constructed with strong yet lightweight titanium to provide portability and durability with premium quality
- Further evolving the world’s only viewfinder that can be switched between the optical and electronic systems
- Pursuing “PURE PHOTOGRAPHY”, fulfilling the true purpose of photography of freezing a moment in time, by encountering a subject and shooting a high-quality photo through the viewfinder.
Tokyo, October 23, 2019 — FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is pleased to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-Pro3 (X-Pro3) in late November 2019, as the latest flagship model for the X Series lineup of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital cameras that deliver outstanding image quality with Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology. The X-Pro3 is the first Fujifilm digital camera to use strong yet lightweight titanium to achieve advanced portability and durability, making it easier than ever to enjoy photography with premium image quality.
The X-Pro3 comes in “Black”, which features premium-quality coating for dignified appearance, as well as “DR Black” and “DR Silver,” which have the Duratect™* coating applied to deliver strong resistance against scratches while achieving highly refined exterior appearance, thereby expanding the appeal of the X-Pro3.
Fujifilm has evolved its “X-Pro Series” by launching the Series with the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 in 2012 and introducing the FUJIFILM X-Pro2 in 2016. Defining the purpose of photography as freezing a moment in time, “PURE PHOTOGRAPHY”, with its hybrid viewfinder, the X-Pro3 enables photographers to encounter subjects at various places, to help document the world we live in today. The company has developed the X-Pro3 with commitment to (1) producing a compact, lightweight and highly-durable camera body in elegant yet understated design to allow users to carry the camera easily, (2) providing an excellent viewfinder that captures a photo subject accurately and facilitates perfect framing, and (3) offering color reproducibility that creates images exactly as intended by users.
The new X-Pro3 is an exceptionally portable and durable mirrorless digital camera that has a magnesium-alloy interior, which is covered with lightweight, robust and corrosion-resistant titanium on the exterior to achieve premium quality design, bringing out the beautiful tone and texture of titanium to the maximum.
The X-Pro3 has the “Advanced Hybrid Viewfinder”, the world’s only viewfinder that can be switched between optical viewfinder (OVF) and electronic viewfinder (EVF). The EVF uses a bright and high-resolution 3.69-million-dot organic EL panel for enhanced visibility. The camera also features the back-illuminated 26.1MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 4”** sensor and the “X-Processor 4” high-speed image processing engine, which have both won strong reputation following their use in the FUJIFILM X-T3 and FUJIFILM X-T30. Also, evolved algorithm enables the camera to realize fast and accurate phase-detection AF at the minimum luminance of -6EV, which is close to pitch darkness. Fujifilm’s unique Film Simulation function has been added with the new “CLASSIC Neg” mode, simulating color negative film traditionally chosen for snapshots of day-to-day scenes, so that users can enjoy high-quality photo with versatile tonal variations.
Let’s go for another compare-apples-to-pears post.
It seems the iPhone 11 inspires people to compare it to professional and much more expensive photographic gear. After a comparison with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, here is another user, Josh Rossi, better known as Photoshop Dad, who compares his medium format Fujifilm GFX 100 to the iPhone 11.
In this video, I’ll be comparing the iPhone 11 Pro with the Fujifilm GFX 100. The Fuji medium format camera costs right around $13,000 with the body and lens and is one of the best cameras out there today. The sensor size alone is 1/3 the size of the entire iPhone 11 just for comparison.
Initially, I didn’t want to even compare the two because I thought that the GFX was going to win by a long shot. I was totally surprised when I did the comparison and saw the results on the computer. Even though the more expensive camera obviously wins this battle, the iPhone 11 Pro gave surprising results especially if the viewer isn’t zooming in super close to the image.
I got really excited about it and decided to try and recreate a movie poster. I’ve wanted to do this test for years but Apple’s technology wasn’t up to par yet. Once again I was surprised at the results that were created. I think that the image quality of the iPhone is good enough to print on a billboard, post on social media and even use on big campaigns.
Once more, you have to guess the camera that shot the picture. Enjoy.[via Bored Panda]
Most of us think Canon has the best color science of all players in the industry. Period. Many of us think Fujifilm follows close up.
Denae & Andrew posted a rather interesting video where they compare Canon and Fujifilm colors. They used a Canon EOS RP and a Fujifilm X-T3 for the test. Both raw and JPEG files are compared, though it makes more sense with JPEG images in our opinion (at 5:37min in the video). One thing I like a lot in Fujfilm cameras are the film simulations. Wish Canon would feature something similar on their cameras.
According to the comments to the video, people seem to like Canon colors more. What do you think?
Fujifilm X-A7 at a glance:
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
- 3.5″ 2.76m-Dot Articulating Touchscreen
- ISO 200-12800, Up to 6 fps Shooting
- 117-Point Hybrid Autofocus System
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Connectivity
Fujifilm introduces the stylish “FUJIFILM X-A7” with newly-developed image sensor
– Equipped with AF capable of tracking a fast-moving subject and detecting face / eye at high speed and accuracy to capture every precious moment
– Producing high quality 4K video and sporting a large bright rear LCD monitor for excellent operability
Tokyo, September 12, 2019 — FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) announced that it will launch the “FUJIFILM X-A7” (“X-A7”) in Autumn 2019, a new addition to the X Series of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital camera that deliver outstanding image quality with the company’s unique color reproduction technology.
Weighing just 320g*, stylish X-A7 carries a newly-developed 24.24MP APS-C sensor to deliver premium image quality with the company’s proprietary color reproduction technology. The sensor uses copper wiring to enable high-speed data readout, and features phase detection pixels across the entire sensor surface to enhance AF speed and accuracy. This enables AF tracking of a moving subject as well as Face / Eye detection AF with ease. The camera also records smooth 4K/30fps video and high-speed video, catering to the ever-growing need for high-quality video for use in Vlog** and other media.