A svelte, versatile camera, the black Fujifilm X-E3 is a progression in their rangefinder-styled mirrorless series, and features an updated sensor and processor along with familiar classic design. Revolving around the 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processor, high-resolution stills can be recorded with notable sharpness and clarity due to the sensor's organic layout and omission of an optical low-pass filter. The sensor and processor combination also avails quick performance and the ability to record UHD 4K video or Full HD 1080p video. Additionally, when working with moving subjects, continuous autofocus performance has been optimized for improved moving subject tracking and overall accuracy. Benefitting the imaging capabilities, the X-E3 retains its retro-inspired physical design complete with a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, rear touchscreen LCD, and physical shutter speed and exposure compensation dials. Also, its wireless capabilities have been expanded to include Bluetooth connectivity for low-power image transferring and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.
24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
Utilizing Fujifilm's unique, randomized pixel array, the 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor affords a high degree of image quality and sharpness due to the omission of an optical low-pass filter. Versus conventional pixel patterns, the X-Trans design more closely mimics the organic nature of film in order to produce nuanced colors and smooth tonal transitions, while also reducing moiré and aliasing.
Aside from benefitting low-light performance, the X-Processor Pro also contributes to fast performance throughout the camera system for continuous shooting and movie recording. It also works in conjunction with the on-sensor phase-detection autofocus system, and helps to realize fast focusing speeds, as low as 0.06 sec, as well as accurate moving subject tracking for both stills shooting and video recording.
UHD 4K and Full HD Video
The X-E3 supports both recording in both UHD 4K and Full HD 1080 video resolutions. Film Simulation modes can be used during recording to give a distinct look to footage, and video can also be output via HDMI to an external recorder or monitor, and a mic jack is featured for working with an external microphone.
Body Design and Wireless Connectivity
- The rear touchscreen LCD allows for familiar operation, focus point selection, and menu navigation.
- High-resolution electronic viewfinder allows for bright, clear eye-level monitoring in a range of lighting conditions.
- A dedicated Focus Lever provides faster, more intuitive control over selecting specific focus points while shooting.
- Dedicated shutter speed and exposure compensation dials for direct, intuitive control over exposure settings.
- The physical exposure compensation dial now features a C position to permit an expanded compensation range when working with the control dials.
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow for direct wireless sharing of files as well as remote camera control from a linked mobile device.
Film Simulation Modes
Taking advantage of Fujifilm's vast history in traditional film-based photography, the X-E3 integrates several Film Simulation modes, which can be used for photos or videos, to mimic the look and feel of some of Fujifilm's classic film types. A refined Classic Chrome mode is designed to deliver muted tones and a deep color reproduction, similar to that of a dated slide film. Pulling from their more contemporary line of transparency films, Provia offers natural-looking tones for everyday shooting, Velvia produces a more dramatic and rich tonality with deeper color saturation, and Astia gives less contrast for a softer depiction of skin tones. Mimicking their negative films, Pro Neg. Std. gives smooth image tones that are suitable for accurate color renditions, while Pro Neg. Hi produces a more dramatic feel with the ability to draw color out of a variety of lighting conditions. In addition to the colorful benefits of these Film Simulation modes, there are also monochrome modes that simulate the look of traditional yellow, green, and red black and white contrast filters, as well as an Acros mode that can also be paired with colored filter effects. A sepia mode is also available for producing an inherently nostalgic look.
|Camera Format||Fujifilm X Mount|
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW|
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm X Mount|
|Memory Card Type||SD SDHC SDXC|
|Sensor||CMOS, 23.6 x 15.6 mm|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
|Video Format||3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 25, 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Min 59 Sec|
|Audio Recording||Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo) Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Display Screen||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Shutter||Type: Mechanical Speed: 1 - 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)|
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 180 Second|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
|Connectivity||2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0|
|Battery||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Weight||Not specified by manufacturer|