Has the Fujifilm X-Pro3 made me a hipster photographer?

Fujifilm X-Pro3
(Image credit: James Artaius)

When I heard the first rumors about the Fujifilm X-Pro3, I wasn't convinced. A camera whose main USP is that the rear flippy screen is backwards, to discourage me from chimping? Yeah… no thank you.

I remained staunchly unconvinced about the Fujifilm X-Pro3. After all, almost every camera I own has a fully articulating screen – so I can turn the flippy screen backwards and not chimp my photos without spending a penny, thank you very much. And for the ones that don't have that kind of screen, that's what duct tape is for. Not to mention that the camera has an electronic viewfinder, though admittedly you can turn that off as well. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.