FUJFIILM has expanded its popular X Series with the addition of the X-E3. This new rangefinder-style camera is packed with features and uses the same 24.3 megapixel X-Trans III sensor and X-Processor Pro as the range-topping X-Pro2 and X-T2. It can also shoot superb quality 4K video.
In a statement, a representative of FUJIFILM described the X-E3 as “a mirrorless camera that is a pleasure to own and fun to shoot.”
Despite its impressive specification, it seems that the X-E3 is designed to be highly portable, weighing in at just 337g. That makes this a great choice for traveling, street photography or anyone wanting to be creative on the move. It is a straightforward camera to use too, with a minimalist design that sees traditional dials sitting alongside touchscreen controls – customizable swipe gestures allow access to settings like Film Simulation mode and Drive mode.
The X-E3’s 1.04-million dot, three-inch static touchscreen also allows photographers to select a focus point with a single tap when shooting in Focus Area Selection mode, or focus and shoot in Touch Shot mode. A Focus Point lever is also present, which falls naturally under the thumb when using the camera’s 2,360,000-dot OLED electronic viewfinder.
This is also the first FUJIFILM X Series camera to feature Bluetooth, which simplifies wireless file transfer by maintaining an always-on link with a smart device. Images can be tagged for wireless transfer automatically as they are shot, for transmission later to a smartphone or tablet.
Continuous shooting is possible at rates up to 5.0fps in live view mode, and the camera boasts a shutter time lag of just 0.050 sec. A newly developed image recognition algorithm improves the tracking of moving subjects and lets much smaller objects be followed accurately as they move around the frame. Low-light shooters will no doubt appreciate the X-E3’s maximum ISO 12,800 setting, which can be expanded to ISO 51,200.
The FUJFILM X-E3 is compatible with all of the lenses in the X Series lineup and is accompanied by a black leather case (BLC-XE3) and multifunction hand grip (MHG-XE3).
• More information on the FUJIFILM X-E3 is available on the FUJIFILM USA website.