18 Dec Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Camera Review:

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I’ve always had a soft spot for the Fuji X-E series cameras, so when I heard the news that Fuji was going to release the X-E3, I was definitely excited to get my hands on one.  I was a proud owner of an X-E1 and X-E2.  I use an X-T2 now but don’t think for a moment I don’t miss my X-E2.  I always felt the X-E series offered quite a lot for the price.  With a wealth of new features, this new X-E3 promises even more, and today, I’ll talk about whether or not I feel my expectations were met.  Let’s get started.

Fujifilm X-E3 Mirrorless Camera Build Quality:

So, if any of you’ve owned a previous X-E body, you’d probably feel right at home with the new Fuji X-E3.  As you can see, it does look very similar to the previous X-E bodies but there are some differences that I want to discuss.  But let’s start with overall build, and in terms of that, the X-E3’s fit and finish are excellent.  All the dials on the top plate for example, have a nice sturdy feel to them.  The dials not only stay in place after you’ve set them, moving them around and adjusting them reminds me of the days of film.  This is part of the charm of the X-E3.  Fujifilm have been milking the retro style theme for a long time now but it’s definitely not just all about the outside appearance.  The camera really has a mechanical feel to it.  Furthermore, while there is no weather sealing, the body is made of a combination of plastic and magnesium alloy, and it feels quite sturdy.  There are no creaks or flexing of any kind.  In fact, I would say fit and finish are improved upon over previous generations.  If you look closely at the X-E1 for example, you can see very slight gaps between some of the parts of the chassis whereas with the X-E3, those gaps are so small that they are insignificant…

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