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Fujifilm X-E3 Summary

24 Megapixels24 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveUltra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Ultra HD (4K) video: 3840x2160 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Fuji X-E3 Assessment

The Fuji X-E3 takes the X-T20 pipeline and places it in a minimalist rangefinder body. With the a proven 24 MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF and X-Processor Pro in a compact form-factor, the X-E3 present a leap over the X-E2 that precedes it.

The X-E3 delivers top-notch image-quality for an APS-C sensor. Image noise is very low throughout the range with slightly strong noise-reduction engine cleaning up noise while reducing details from ISO 3200. Color rendition, white-balance and contrast are all very natural while metering is quite reliable.

This mirrorless is very fast and its 325-Point autofocus system is performs very well, only slowing down in low-light while maintaining a high level of accuracy. The redesigned rangefinder style body takes the unique approach of replacing the traditional 4-way controller with an 8-way joystick to deliver a highly efficient digital camera in an exceptionally compact body. The X-E3 is well-built yet not weatherproof.

There are two shortcomings of the X-E3. One is its well-specified 2.4 MP 0.39" EVF with Eye-Start Sensor and 0.62X magnification which simply struggles giving an accurate preview. The other is a very short battery-life which can easily be overcome with the purchase of several extra batteries.

The Fuji X-E3 delivers a superb combination of image-quality, speed and ergonomics in a compact design which works almost impeccably.

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PROS CONS
Very low image noise up to ISO 3200 Somewhat aggressive noise-reduction
Wide dynamic-range Low ISO 100 unreliable
Reliable metering Not Exposure-Priority
Natural rendition of image colors Misleading EVF and LCD preview
Good automatic white-balance Complicated Shutter-Speed control
Ultra-fast autofocus Very short battery-life
Instant shutter-lag with virtually no blackout Minimal hand-grip
Excellent shot-to-shot speed Soft aperture detentsWith all current XF-mount lenses
Instant video response
Excellent build quality
Excellent +Excellent + Excellent +

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Fujifilm X-E3 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 24 x 16mm

APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

24 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 100-51200
Fujifilm X Mount
1.5X FLM
Shutter 1/32000-30s
0.39" Built-in EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.62X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
1 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
8 FPS Drive, 62 ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 1 Megapixels
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