New Fujifilm X-Pro3 leak points to improved autofocus and HDR shooting

To quell the rumors from flooding the internet, Fujifilm introduced us to the X-Pro3 at the company’s X Summit held in Tokyo in September this year, highlighting some of the physical changes being made to the rangefinder line-up. Fujifilm even told us when the official announcement will be, with a countdown clock ticking down the seconds to October 23.

What we didn’t know at the time was the internal specs, but reliable and prolific camera leaker Nokishita has found a bunch of the X-Pro3’s product images and a document that reads like a press release for the new snapper.

(Image credit: Nokishita)

According to the document, the X-Pro3 will house a 26.1MP back-illuminated X-Trans 4 CMOS IV sensor (as opposed to the 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor in the X-Pro2) which will work alongside the fourth-generation X-Trans image processor. This will bring the upcoming camera on par with the X-T3 and give it the processing power it needs for 4K video recording and improved autofocus (AF) performance.

Fujifilm has also, apparently, improved the AF algorithm for the X-Pro3, potentially giving the snapper the ability to focus at -6EV (Exposure Value). To put that number into perspective, the X-Pro3 should be able to focus on a subject in practically pitch-black conditions.

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