Fujifilm Mirrorless Camera Comparison: Fujifilm X-Pro3 Vs Fujifilm X-Pro2 Vs Fujifilm X-Pro1

We compare the Fujifilm X-Pro3, Fujifilm's new 26mp rangefinder-style mirrorless camera, with the X-Pro2 and the X-Pro1.

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Fujifilm XPro3 (16)
 

The Fujifilm X-Pro3 is the third version of the rangefinder-style X-series mirrorless camera from Fujifilm so we thought we'd take a look at all three cameras side-by-side to find out what's the same, what's different and if it's worth upgrading. 


Features 

The easiest way for you to see the main differences/similarities with the three X-Pro cameras is in a specs table so below, we've listed the sensor type along with information on the LCD, battery life and the various settings each camera offers. 

 

  X-Pro3 X-Pro2 X-Pro1
Sensor 26mp X-Trans IV APS-C, BSI CMOS  24mp X-Trans III APS-C (Copper) 16mp X-Trans APS-C
OVF/EVF 3.69m dot EVF  (0.66x) / OVF (0.52x) 2.36m dot EVF (0.59x) / OVF (0.60x) 1.44m dot EVF / OVF (0.60x)
Screen 3inch 1.62m dot (tilting, touch-screen) 3inch 1.62m dot (fixed) 3inch 1.23m dot (fixed)
Continuous Shooting 11fps (mech), up to 30fps (elec, crop) 8fps 6fps
AutoFocus (AF) 91-points, PDAF, (can be expanded)
Face and eye detection
Focus bracketing
77-point, 49 PDAF (can be expanded)
Face and eye detection
49 areas
No face/eye detection
ISO ISO80 to ISO51200 (expanded) ISO100 to ISO51200 (expanded) ISO100 to ISO25600
Exposure compensation (on dial) +/-3 and Custom (+/-5)
HDR (800%) added
+/-3 and Custom (+/-5) +/-2
SD card slots Dual SD card slots (2x UHS-II) Dual SD card slots (1x UHS-II) Single SD card slot
Video 4K DCI / UHD, FullHD 120fps FullHD, 60fps, 4K added with firmware FullHD, 24fps
Connectivity USB-C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (no HDMI), Mic socket MicroUSB, Wi-Fi, HDMI out, Mic socket MicroUSB, HDMI
Battery life 440 shots (OVF), 370 shots (EVF) 350 shots (OVF), 250 shots (EVF) 300 shots
Weather-sealed Yes Yes No
Size 140.4x82.8x46.1 140.5x82.8x45.9mm 139.5x81.8x42.5
Weight 497g 495g 450g
Price (RRP) £1699 body only £1349 body only £999 body only
Other 1.28inch sub-monitor
Titanium top/bottom plates
Scratch-proof DURA versions
   

 

The X-Pro3 has the biggest pixel count, best OVF/EVF, and battery life. It also offers better continuous shooting (11 fps), more auto-focus points and USB-C. ISO range is slightly more extended than the X-Pro2 offered but the X-Pro3 has the same exposure compensation range as the X-Pro2 and it also shares the Dual SD card slot which was a single slot on the original X-Pro1. 4K video is available on both the X-Pro3 and X-Pro2 (just FulHD on the X-Pro1) and they're both weather-sealed, too (the X-Pro1 isn't). 

Size and weight-wise, they're all similar but the X-Pro3 is the heaviest weighing 497g which is 47g more than the X-Pro1. The X-Pro1 is also the most expensive coming in at £1699 body only in comparison to the X-Pro2 priced at £1349 body only and the X-Pro1 available for £999 body only. 

 

Handling - The Visual Tour

As well as changes occurring inside the cameras, there have been some design tweaks since the X-Pro1 was introduced so let's take a closer look at the camera bodies to see how the X-Pro has evolved over the years. 

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 Angled

 

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1, shown above, was introduced with a very simple design and this clean/basic look was carried through to the X-Pro 2 (shown below). 

 

X-Pro 2

 

Even though the X-Pro2 takes reference from the simple design of the X-Pro1, there are some subtle differences, including the new command dial at the front, the movement of the microphone holes (to the top of the camera), and the change in grip design. 

 

X Pro3 Black Angle

Moving onto the X-Pro3 and from the front, you can see the grip has changed but, overall, the design remains very similar to the X-Pro2. Next, let's have a look at the top plate to see what's moved, what's new and if anything has been removed since the X-Pro1 has been reduced. 

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Top
 

Fujifilm X Pro2 (14)
 

The top has changed in a number of areas, including an updated flash hot-shoe (note the additional pins), an updated shutter speed dial adds speeds, as well as giving an ISO speed dial - when you lift up the dial, you can adjust the ISO speed (there is an Auto/A setting). The exposure compensation dial has been updated to +/- 3ev, and the C (Custom) setting lets you control it electronically. 

X Pro3 Dura Black  Top
 

The top of the X-Pro3 looks very similar to the X-Pro2 but there is a subtle difference (if you ignore the colour difference), as the Fn button is now unlabelled. 

On the subject of colours, the X-Pro3 is available in standard black, plus DURA black (looks like gun-metal / titanium), and DURA silver (looks like champagne silver).

 

X Pro3 Colours
 

On the back, the buttons have moved from the left to the right-hand side, and there's now a small joystick for setting the focus point more easily. 

 

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Rear Angle
 

Fujifilm X Pro2 (15)
 

Fujifilm XPro3 (1)
 

The main stand-out difference with the X-Pro3 is that there is a sub-monitor as well as a flip-down screen which is hidden from view unless you turn it around. The sub-monitor can be used to show camera settings but you don't have to display the current film simulation mode you've chosen. 

 

Fujifilm XPro3 (8)
 

See if you can spot any more differences that we might have missed, and read our hands-on review of the Fujifilm XPro-3 to see what our initial thoughts are on the new camera. We also have reviews of the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and Fujifilm X-Pro2

 

Comparison Table

Fujifilm X-Pro1Fujifilm X-Pro 2Fujifilm X-Pro 3
ManufacturerFujifilmFujifilmFujifilm
Image Sensor
Pixels16.3Mp (Megapixels)24Mp (Megapixels)26.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)489660006240
Pixels (H)326440004160
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOSBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor SizeAPS-CAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.6mm23.6mm23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm15.6mm15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3in3in
Screen resolution1,230,0001,620,0001.62m dots
Touch ScreenNoNoYes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Centre
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Centre
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Bracketing
  • Eye Detection
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec1/32000secNo Data
Shutter speeds longest30sec30secNo Data
Bulb modeYesYesYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
Metering
  • TTL
  • TTL
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600100 - 5120080 - 51200
White balance
  • Manual
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Manual
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-2+/-5+/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution1,440,000-dots2.36m dots3.69m dot
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting6fps8fps11fps
Video
Movie modeYesYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 4K
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS2424DCI 4K: 30,25,24 fps, 4K UHD: 30,25,24fps, FullHD up to 120fps
Stereo SoundYesYesYes
Optical Zoom with VideoNo DataNo DataYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNoNoNo
Interface
HDMIYesYesNo
USBUSB 2USB 2USB-C
Wi-FiNoYesYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-W126 Li-ion batteryNP-W126 Li-ion batteryNP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)
Battery Life (CIPA rating)300shots330shots440shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsLi-ion Battery NP-W126, Battery Charger BC-W126, Shoulder strap, USB cable, Body cap, Metal strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool , CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter, Owner's manualLi-ion Battery NP-W126, Battery Charger BC-W126, Shoulder strap, USB cable, Body cap, Metal strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool , CD-ROM (Viewer software, RAW File Converter, Owner's manualLi-ion battery NP-W126S, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Wiping cloth
Dimensions
Weight450g495g497g
Width139.5mm140.5mm140.5mm
Height81.8mm82.8mm82.8mm
Depth42.5mm45.9mm46.1mm
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Comments


andart 17 520 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2019 4:30PM
when you say 'The X-Pro3 has the biggest sensor,' don't you mean 'it has the highest pixel count'?

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31 Oct 2019 8:12AM

Quote:when you say 'The X-Pro3 has the biggest sensor,' don't you mean 'it has the highest pixel count'?


We did - updated. Smile

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