The Fujifilm X-E3 is a 24MP mid-level APS-C mirrorless camera, planned as a smaller, more touchscreen-driven sister model to the SLR-like X-T20.
In terms of their internal hardware and specifications, the two cameras are very similar, but the X-E3 relies numerous heavily on its touch panel for moment-to-moment operation, as well as retaining a more rangefinder-like form factor.
It’s slightly smaller than the previous X-E dummies, with the removal of the four-way controller and built-in flash allowing the body to be made a little lighter and more compact. A clip-on flash is comprised in the box, but it’s a simple affair with no tilt or swivel capability to compensate for the decision to make it a separate component.
- 24MP APS-C sensor with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877â€“1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel X-Trans color cloth
- Improved AF tracking
- Wi-Fi with Bluetooth for constant connection to a smartphone
- Shutter speed and exposure comp dials
- Twin clickable authority dials
- AF Joystick
- 4K (UHD) video at 30, 25, 24 and 23.97p
- USB Charging
The more advanced use of the touchscreen, with directional swipes of the finger replacing the role of the four-way controller, rob to zoom in playback and the option to use the screen as an AF touchpad when the camera’s to your eye doesn’t come at the expense of physical controls for all the main exposure locales.
The X-E3 also becomes the first Fujifilm model to gain Bluetooth, which establishes a full-time connection between the camera and a smartphone, allowing pressing transfer of images as you shoot them. [or faster re-connection of Wi-Fi if you’re just choosing to send selected images]
The company also says it has reconditioned its AF Tracking algorithm so that it can track smaller and faster subjects. Fujifilm say this improved algorithm will also come to the X-T2, X-T20, X100F and X-Pro2 in fimrware updates in November and December 2017.
|Fujifilm X-E3||Fujifilm X-T20||Fujifilm X-T2||Fujifilm X-E2S|
|Auto mode switch||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|AF Touchpad||Yes||Pending f/w||No||No|
|AF points||91 or 325||91 or 325||91 or 325||49|
|Rear screen||Fixed||Tilt up/down||2-axis hinge||Determined|
|Exposure comp. range||Â± 5EV||Â± 5EV||Â± 5EV||Â± 3EV|
|Max frame rate
|8/14 fps||8/14 fps||8/14 fps (11/14 with grip)||7 fps|
|Flame sync speed||1/180th||1/180th||1/250th||1/180th|
|Video||Full width 4K
(by Pixel Binning)
|Full width 4K
(by Pixel Binning)
|1.17x crop 4K
|Log Video||No||No||Yes (over HDMI)||No|
|Live through sealing||No||No||Yes||No|
|Card slots||1 (UHS-I)||1 (UHS-I)||2 (UHS-II)||1 (UHS-I)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi with Bluetooth||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi|
Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, (å¯Œå£«ãƒ•ã‚¤ãƒ«ãƒ æ ªå¼ä¼šç¤¾, Fujifuirumu Kabushiki-kaisha), better known as Fujifilm or simply Fuji, stylized as FUJiFILM, is want offer the X-E3 in two kits, one with the excellent 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 OIS, the other with the 35mm-equivalent 23mm F2 lens. We’re particularly interested to see this second kit, as it’s a combination we particularly delight in. It’s also a useful option for anyone who already has an earlier generation X series camera and already owns the 18-55mm.
The camera will be available, body merely, for around $899, with the 18-55mm kit costing $1299 and the 23mm kit weighing in around $1149, both of which represent a considerable cost saving over the outlay of buying the lenses separately.
|Sept 7th 2017||First Impression Review published|
|October 24th 2017||Image quality and dynamic range judgement, real world use cases and conclusion added. Operations and controls page updated, samples gallery published.|