Now that I got you here with my clickbait title (my apologies), hopefully, I can entertain you by spending a little time completely dismantling the Fujifilm X-Pro 3, you know, based on all the talking points most Youtubers and Bloggers are using to dismantle all the cameras they don’t like and upselling you on the cameras they do like.
So this is total satire.
As you guys know, I love my X-Pro2, I’ll probably buy an X-Pro3, but one of my hobbies is to always point out and share how dumb and bias pretty much all online reviews are, except for mine of course! 🙂
So here is my review of the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 based on all the ridiculous talking points mentioned in most online reviews.
So first off, I want to start by saying this camera is total garbage. I can’t believe Fujifilm calls it a Pro camera and it doesn’t even have Pro features!
5 Reasons why the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 Sucks
It doesn’t just suck, it’s not a professional camera and Fujifilm is calling it a professional camera. It has almost no professional features.
1. No Vertical Grip
As a professional high school headshot yearbook photo/weekend wedding photographer I need my vertical grip! I’m a professional! Professionals use vertical grips I need a vertical grip. How is anyone suppose to shoot portrait mode without a vertical grip? What were they thinking? Fujifilm, what were you thinking?!?! And why is the EVF all the way over on the side, this makes shooting portraits without a vertical grip even more awkward!
I mean, what an egotistical too big to fail company. Everything they do should have a vertical grip. Even my GoPro kind of has a vertical grip sort of that I use for my professional GoPro needs.
*I’m not a headshot yearbook photographer or wedding photographer.
2. No Fast FF F1.4 Equiv Lenses!
I am a professional photographer and I need my f1.4 lenses that Sony makes. Sony makes them, I like Sony. Nikon doesn’t have f1.4 mirrorless lenses, and Fujifilm has no f1.4 ff equiv lenses. Their fastest lens is an f1.2 which is a full-frame equivalent to f1.8. Sure their GFX has an F2 lens that’s equivalent to f1.6 but I need faster lenses because I’m a professional. The Medium Format GFX is not a professional system either, because their fastest lens is only a FF equivalent to f1.6 and the X-“Pro” 3 is not a professional camera because pros need f1.4 lenses. I’m switching to Sony! Sony and Canon are the only ones that get it.
Maybe Fujifilm lenses are just behind, maybe they don’t know how to make fast lenses. Every 4 years Fujifilm releases a 4-year-old lens.
3. No IBIS
I need IBIS as a professional. If a camera doesn’t have IBIS count me out! It doesn’t matter that I shoot everything at a minimum of 1/200 shutter speed so I will never see the effects of IBIS and I’ll probably forget to turn it off when mounting the camera to my tripod for landscape shots, ruining the shots. And I know that IBIS typically looks horrible as a stabilization solution for professional video and no pro would ever use IBIS in their camera for video since it makes handheld and panning shots skip around all weird and which is why no Hollywood cinema camera has IBIS. *breath BUT I NEED IBIS!
4. Record Limits on 4K!
I am a professional videographer that uploads my professional 4k films where I review Apple earbuds on Youtube that I edit together on my 1080p monitor that you probably watch on your 1080p monitor or on your cell phone.
But still, I need my X-Pro3 for my professional 4k cinematography needs and I need professional record times in 4k! Not this 10-minute record limit!
Don’t tell me Hollywood movies that are shot with the actual analog film only have 11 minutes of record time per canister, I know this, that’s what I want, at least 11 minutes because I’m a filmmaker! This camera only has 10 minutes, I wanted this camera for Eterna, a film simulation so I want film record times at least 11 minutes so I can better filmmake. I went to film school! I’m a filmmaker!
5. No CFExpress Card Slots!
CFexpress is here, why did Fujifilm using this old outdated UHS-II tech? I want media that is not going to be obsolete in a few years.
UHS-II is slower, it doesn’t offer thermal throttling and it has slower random read and write speeds. I need professional PCIe 3.0 dual-lane CFexpress cards for my professional workflow, and two of them ideally with a close to bottomless buffer. And I need dual because I always shoot back up because that’s what pros do. Redundancy is king!
Wishlist Bonus Features That Are Missing!
Outdated Sensor: What’s the deal with Fujifilm using this over 1-year-old sensor? The sensor from my estimations is about 13-14 months old? Why is Fujifilm using these old outdated sensors in these new cameras? If I wanted that old sensor I would buy an X-T3.
No GPS Logging: What I really need is GPS. Why does this X-Pro3 not have GPS? This is Fujifilm’s flagship rangefinder made in Japan professional camera. The Canon 1DxIII has GPS. Fujifilm What were you thinking!
Poor Battery Life: I know the battery life got better, but it’s not up to the Sony A9 standard. I don’t care if it makes the camera heavier, I don’t care about comfort, I need long battery life for my professional needs. Sure you can just carry around extra batteries easily and it’s not a big deal like back in 2015 when the A7II was released. But that was back then, the A7III is here now and we need more battery life, this is the standard now!
What were they thinking!
No vertical grip, no IBIS, no CFexpress, 4k Record limits! Man the X-Pro 3 is not a professional camera. Fujifilm is going to go out of business. Is Fujifilm dying? Fujifilm, I’m warning you, you need to start listening to your users! Don’t think that you’re too big to fail!
Enjoy, I think I’ll get the dura black. 🙂