Fujifilm have unveiled the new X-Pro3 mirrorless camera at an X-summit event in Shibuya, Japan. The Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera will be officially announced on October 23rd, but details have already emerged that the new model will be made entirely out of titanium, making it 10x more scratch-resistant than a stainless steel chassis.
It will also feature an innovative “hidden” LCD screen on the rear which has already sparked some controversy among ardent fans. On the rear of the camera is a miniature screen which will display basic exposure information and even the currently selected film simulation.
Flip this part of the camera down, and the main, hidden LCD is revealed, hinged at the bottom so that you can use it for composing at waist-level or reviewing your shots, something that Fujifilm don’t really want you to do.
Instead they want you to use the camera’s viewfinder when shooting and less time chimping your images afterwards, which is why they’ve effectively made it more awkward to the use the rear LCD screen.
They haven’t quite gone the whole hog and removed the screen completely, as on the Leica M-D, but its definitely a very bold design choice that is already polarizing online opinion.
Other new features include a Classic Negative film simulation mode, improved optical and electronic viewfinders.
The Fujifilm X-Pro3 will be available in three colours – classic black, Dura Black and Dura silver. The price and availability of the X-Pro3 will be announced on the 23rd October.
In other news, Fujifilm have abandoned plans to release a 35mm F1 lens, instead replacing it in the lens roadmap with a 50mm F1 lens, which will be smaller and more practical to use.
You can view the entire Shibuya X Summit, which is a unique chance for photographers and fans to find out more about the thinking behind the development of Fujifilm’s X Series and GFX System direct from our senior management and X-Photographers, here:
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