Fujifilm announced the Fujifilm X-Pro3, a new mirrorless rangefinder camera designed for street photography and photojournalism.

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 has the same 26.1 megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C (23.5mm x 15.6mm) sensor and X-Processor 4 image-processing engine found in Fujifilm’s X-T3 and X-T30, accompanied by a new firmware revision that enables phase-detection autofocus at a luminance of -6EV. The new camera has 16 different film-simulation modes, including two new additions, one emulating color negative snapshot (i.e. high contrast) film stock and another for applying warm or cool tones to monochrome shots.

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Fujifilm X-Pro (Dura Silver version).

When is an LCD not an LCD? When you can’t see it. Fujifilm stressed that this camera’s 1.62 million dot LCD touchscreen is designed to be folded up and hidden away, removing a distraction for photographers who prefer to shoot in a more old-fashioned style, without a large screen catching their eye. (Some photogs refer to the compulsive act of checking the screen after every single shot “chimping;” this camera seems to want to help you break that habit.) For composing the image with the screen closed, the X-Pro3 has a “hybrid” viewfinder, allowing shooters to switch between Fujifilm’s “reverse-Galilean” (a technique for achieving higher brightness) optical viewfinder mode and an electronic (OLED) viewfinder.

Fujifilm released this promo video showing how it imagines the camera being used in the field:

The body is built from titanium and comes in three colors: classic black plus Fujifilm’s “dura black” and “dura silver” with scratch-resistant finish. It uses Fujifilm’s X mount.

Video recording doesn’t seem to be top-of-mind for this camera’s intended user, but it’s no slouch in that regard. Available formats include DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD 4K (3840 x 2160), both at frame rates up to 29.97p and a max bitrate of 200 Mbps. 2K (2048 x 1080) and full HD (1920 x 1080) capture are also available at up to 59.94p and 200 Mbps, with additional high-speed recording modes of 120p and 100p available when shooting full HD. Video recording requires UHS Class 3 or higher SD cards.

The X-Pro3 camera body in black is expected to ship in late November and sell for $1,800. The dura black and dura silver versions are expected to follow in mid-December for $2,000.

Fujifilm X-Pro3

Fujifilm X-Pro3 rear view

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