Get 5% off Loupedeck CT with code: Ephotozine5

Fujifilm Announce X-E3 Mirrorless Camera

Fujifilm has announced the X-E3, an ultra-compact mirrorless camera with outstanding image quality.

|  Fujifilm X-E3 in Mirrorless Cameras
 Add Comment

X E3 Black Front+XF18 55mmF2

Fujifilm has announced the X-E3, a new compact mirrorless addition to the X-Series family which Fujifilm say offers outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. 

The X-E3 features a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor along with the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine. It's the first X-Series model to feature Bluetooth communication allowing you to pair the camera with a tablet or smartphone for easy image transfer.

There is a touch screen LCD monitor on the back allowing you to take photos, and focus on your subject from the screen. A new 'Touch Function' feature will also be available, enabling gesture controls like swiping for ease of use. 

The X-E3 will be available at the following price points:

  • X-E3 body - £849
  • X-E3 + 23mm f/2 kit - £1149
  • X-E3 + 18-55mm kit - £1249

Also announced today were the GF 45mm lens, XF 80mm macro lens, lens roadmaps for both G and X mounts and firmware updates for X-series cameras.

X E3 Silver Back

Fujifilm X-E3 Main Features: 

Compact and lightweight body for portability and practicality

Fujifilm redesigned the camera body of FUJIFILM X-E2 (released in November 2013) to create the X-E3, arguably the most compact and lightweight model within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range, with a viewfinder.

The form factor makes it a perfect companion for everyday use and travel photography. In addition, the well-balanced proportions and the grip-shaped design make the camera incredibly comfortable to hold. The new model also supports the Focus Lever, a popular feature first introduced in the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, allowing you to instantaneously change the focus area whilst keeping an eye on the viewfinder.

The top plate of the camera body features two dials, one for shutter speed and the other for exposure compensation. The dials, milled from aluminium, have a high-quality appearance and deliver a reassuring click at every notched setting. The exposure compensation dial now has the C position to enable exposure compensation of up to ±5 stops in 1/3 steps, which enhances the basic operability of photography. The X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera chooses the optimum settings for a given scene.

X E3 Silver Top

Outstanding image quality, high-speed response and upgraded AF tracking performance

The X-E3 features a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-TransTM CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine for outstanding image quality and high-speed response. The X-E3 features a large phase detection AF area and an updated algorithm to deliver a fastest AF speed of 0.06sec. The X-E3 also offers 5.0fps live-view shooting, a quick start-up time of 0.4sec., a shutter time lag of 0.050sec. and a shooting interval of 0.25sec.

Thanks to the newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous models.

In addition, the X-E3 is also able to track moving subjects of half the size as before.


Enhanced connectivity with Bluetooth® wireless communication

This is the first X Series camera to offer Bluetooth® capability. Pair it with your smartphone or tablet device, in advance of shooting, to easily transfer pictures you have taken to the smartphone or tablet device via the smart-device app, “FUJIFILM Camera Remote.”

X E3 Black FrontObl+XF23mmF2 BK

Upgraded intuitive touchscreen operation

The LCD monitor uses a high-resolution 1.04M dot, 3.0-inch static touchscreen panel display. Turning the “Touch Panel Settings” on allows the following operations during shooting and playback modes:


Shooting Modes

  • Focus Area Selection: Move the focus point to the chosen position by tapping the LCD monitor.
  • Touch Shot: Touch to focus on a specific point, then take the picture.

Playback Modes

  • Swipe Movement : Swiping a finger across the screen scrolls through the images, one after the other.
  • Double-Tap Enlargement: Tapping the screen twice will enlarge the image, centering on the active focus point when the image was taken.
  • Drag: Moving a finger across the screen when an image is enlarged will move it around the frame.
  • Pinch out: Placing two fingers on the screen and widening the distance between them enlarges the image.
  • Pinch in: While the image being displayed is enlarged, placing two fingers on the screen and narrowing the distance between them reduces the image size and displays the last 9 images.
  • All the touchscreen functions are disabled when the “Touch Panel Settings” are turned off.

The camera also features the “Touch Function”, in which you can use flick motions in up – down and right – left directions to call pre-assigned functions. Use the drag motion on the touchscreen panel, even while keeping your eye on the EVF, to change the focus area location. In the EVF TOUCH SCREEN AREA SETTINGS, you can activate touchscreen operation for “ALL”, “RIGHT”, “LEFT” or turn the functionality “OFF”.

X E3 Silver Front

High resolution and high definition 4K video recording

The X-E3 is capable of recording both Full HD and 4K video using the X Series’ reputable Film Simulation modes. You can output recorded video to an external monitor, via the HDMI port, and input audio from an external microphone.


25 high-performance FUJINON X-mount lenses for ultimate versatility

The Fujifilm XF lens line-up now features 25 lenses, after today’s announcement of the FUJINON XF80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The current line-up of lenses range from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto and includes five fast aperture prime lenses. These lenses bring out the very best image quality from the X-E3. Optional accessories such as mount adapters and macro extension tubes further broaden photographic potential. 


Support this site by making a Donation, purchasing Plus Membership, or shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, WEX

It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.
View Directory Page : Fujifilm

Photographs taken using the Fujifilm X-E3

St Peters Church, Ashburnham Place,East SussexIt's That Time Of YearBright EyesMidgeSifnos island, GreeceNow That's Some Cute PupPoppy Seed HeadsNorfolk SunriseIt's That Time Of Year Again (Using Lensbaby Velvet 56m'mDescending in to AutumnNow that's some Beard BobRopedReady for LunchBath TimeOscar

Other articles you might find interesting...

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Review
Sony Alpha A7S III Review
Fujifilm X-S10 Hands-On Preview
26mp Fujifilm X-S10 Announced
Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Update Will Improve Auto Focus
Nikon Z 7II & Nikon Z6 II Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Pric...
The Panasonic DC-BGH1 Is A New Box-Style Lumix Mirrorless Camera
Top 25 Best Premium Mirrorless Compact System Cameras 2020

There are no comments here! Be the first!

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.