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Fujifilm X-Pro3 to get new color, but will it match the Canon EOS M6 Mark II sensor?

Fujifilm X-Pro3 to get new color, but will it match the Canon EOS M6 Mark II sensor?
Fujifilm X-Pro3 mock-up (Image credit: Fujifilm)

While we wait patiently for more details on the imminently arriving Fujifilm X-Pro3, we do at least know one thing: it will arrive in a brand new color that's not currently available on the X-Pro line. 

Style aside, though, the question of substance is just how many megapixels the Fujifilm X-Pro3 will be packing, now that the Canon EOS M6 Mark II has shaken things up with a huge 32.5MP sensor.

In terms of colors, Fuji Rumors reports that the X-Pro3 will come in a color not offered by the X-Pro2 – which is available in a very conservative choice of either black or graphite. We hope that the X-Pro 3 is a little bit bolder, as the manufacturer's other cameras suggest that things could be very much 'shades of grey'. 

The Fujifilm X-T3 can be purchased in silver or dark silver, which isn't a million miles away from the X-Pro's graphite, while the Fujifilm X-T30 has similarly similar silver or charcoal silver options. 

Things do get a little more interesting elsewhere, though; the Fujifilm X-T100 comes in a bling-tastic champagne gold colorway, and the Fujifilm X100F came in a much more classic and classy brown leather number. Personally, we'd love to see the company try something like a denim blue, as per our mockup image above.

The gorgeous brown Fujifilm X100F is now discontinued, but could the Fujifilm X-Pro3 bite its style?

The gorgeous brown Fujifilm X100F is now discontinued, but could the Fujifilm X-Pro3 bite its style? (Image credit: B&H)

Color aside, precious little else is known about the Fujifilm X-Pro 3. The most recent rumors suggest that the camera could feature a tilting touchscreen and that it is set to arrive in September or October – although a little bird has told us that the announcement might actually take place in November.

As has been noted before, Fujifilm had previously seemed adamant that the X line would not conform to the design dynamics of its SLR-styled bodies. However, tilting screens (at the very least) are all but required by the current camera market – having a fixed screen these days feels less like design purity and more like Luddism. 

The biggest question, though, surrounds the X-Pro3's sensor. We're sure that it will at least possess Fujifilm's newest 26-megapixel X-Trans sensor, but Canon has rather disrupted the APS-C landscape with its 32.5-megapixel Canon EOS M6 Mark II

We've already seen that Sony can't match Canon's firepower, with its just-announced  Sony A6100 and Sony A6600 both packing a 24.2MP sensor. Will Fujifilm pull a rabbit out of its hat and reveal a similarly huge sensor – perhaps something born of its new relationship with Samsung, to codevelop new image sensors? 

Read more: 

Fujifilm X-Pro3 to feature a tilt screen and debut in September/October?
Could this Samsung / Fujifilm sensor challenge Sony’s dominance?
Hands-on: Canon EOS M6 Mark II review

James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James started working in the photographic industry in 2014 as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy – successor to David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus. In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus. An Olympus and Canon user, James was previously technique editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine.