07 Sep FIRST LOOK REVIEW: FUJIFILM X-E3
Source: Bjorn Moerman
Almost to the day, 5 years ago, Fujifilm announced their second interchangeable X-series camera, the Fujifilm X-E1. This was my first X-series and the camera that eventually would start my switching process from DSLR to Mirrorless. See an older post called Bye Bye Nikon, Hello Fujifilm for more.
Today, Fujifilm Japan, announced the brand new X-E3, a “Rangefinder like” camera which very much has kept the same retro look as the original X-E1, which I still own today.
Meanwhile there have been other versions of the X-E series in between; the X-E2 was announced in October 2013; having a new CMOS II sensor (still 16MPx) and new processor, the camera also had a larger LCD. A substantial update!
When the X-E2S came out in January 2016, a lot of X-shooters thought of it as being a less important update; main differences being the addition of the electronic shutter, Hybrid AF system with Zone and Wide Tracking modes, a slightly increased ISO range and few other minor items.
Since its early days, the X-E series has always been the smaller brother of the X-Pro line; a little more compact, without the Optical Viewfinder (OVF) and significantly cheaper; like the X-Pro line, it is also a “Rangefinder like” camera, unlike the X-T series (presently X-T2 and X-T20) which are much more DSLR like.
When there were no announcements of an X-E2S replacement for more than 12 months after the X-Pro2 was announced, some became quite vocal about the lack of a new X-E series! Well I guess today the waiting is over!
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