11 Nov Camera Review: Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Camera (Fujifilm X Mount)

Source: Fujifilm Insider

The Fujifilm X-E3 will have what most photographers need in a rangefinder style camera body.

 When the Fujifilm X-E3 was announced, I was both hopeful and optimistic. You see, I wasn’t a big fan of the previous iteration: the Fujifilm X-E2s. It was more or less just a Fujifilm X Pro 1 without the OVF option. But with the Fujifilm X-E3 you get a lot of what the Fujifilm X Pro 2 offers without the weather sealing and the OVF. The cameras share the same 24MP APS-C X Trans sensor, autofocus system (for the most part), 4K video (with firmware updates), and functionality. The biggest differences though come with the ergonomics and how those translate into ease of use. The Fujifilm X-E3 is the first ILC camera in Fujifilm’s lineup to really use the touchscreen. I did a video about this feature a while back and even now I find it fairly difficult to use. It isn’t the most responsive and it’s the absolute best and fastest way to access some settings quickly. For example, the Fujifilm X-E3 doesn’t have the X Pro 2’s dual ISO and shutter speed dial, and instead you need to assign it to a function button or use the screen.

While the Fujifilm X-E3 is a solid performer all around though, photographers who prefer the feel and operation of the Fujifilm X Pro 2 will probably not be happy here.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Wifi
  • Very fast autofocus
  • Touchscreen
  • Simple interface, perhaps too simple
  • Feels nice in the hands
  • Same great image quality as the other cameras

Cons

  • Touchscreen can be a pain to use
  • Ports for video shooting are or more less useless. For anyone who says that doesn’t matter, you should know there’s a strong case for Fujifilm to do this if they’re making cinema lenses. A headphone jack and a standard microphone jack will go a long way with Fujifilm’s film simulations.
  • It’s about time that Fujifilm implements an image stabilized sensor
  • Face and eye detection tends to suffer a bit in low lighting…..

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