Fujifilm X-Pro3 review

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 brings back an old way of shooting in the new digital world, but it's likely to divide opinion!

Fujifilm X-Pro3 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 set out with a mission: to keep photographers shooting, rather than chimping (checking your photos as you shoot them). The camera's "hidden LCD" achieves this aim, forcing you to reconsider how you approach your shots, and captures the purity and joy of taking photographs. However, by challenging you to shoot in a traditional way, at times it impedes your ability to shoot in a modern one.


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    Hidden LCD will stop you chimping…

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    Beautiful Fujifilm IQ and color rendition

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    Stylish yet seriously resilient body…


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    Rangefinder design takes getting used to

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    4K video record time is limited

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You have to admire Fujifilm's daring and willingness to try something new. When reports of the Fujifilm X-Pro3's then-unnamed "hidden LCD" first hit the rumor sites, it seemed so bizarre that many people dismissed it out of hand as too outlandish to be true. However, it is true – and it's borderline brilliant in its thinking. 

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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.