Fujifilm Unveils Its X-E3 Mirrorless Camera With 4K Video And Touchscreen
Stephan Jukic – September 7, 2017
A powerful new replacement for the Fujifilm X-E3 mirrorless is finally here and it comes with some very robust features built into it. The new compact 4K-capable camera is called the X-E3 and this rangefinder-style mirrorless shooter has plenty to offer at one very decent price tag for fans of consumer mirrorless cameras with the most cutting-edge specs.
The X-E3 may be Fujifilm’s smallest camera with a viewfinder but its pint-sized body conceals plenty of technology. Some of the new shooters features include a new 24.3 megapixel X-Trans III sensor from other X-models, 4K video recording, a new LCD touchscreen, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and a host of other specs. Quite simply, the X-E3 is a tough little piece of competition for rival mirrorless cameras from market leaders like Sony, whose comparable A6300 and a6500 models are priced at more or less the same level.
Most interestingly from a superficial point of view, the X-E3 comes with all of its highly modern technology built into one very classical camera body that reminds users of the analog cameras of yesteryear much more than it resembles a modern digital mirrorless shooter. Along with this external design you get some solidly useful features like a front control wheel, a rear joystick lever for focus region control (something we particularly consider useful for on-the-go photo shooting) and a generally user-friendly setup for camera control on the fly.
The X-E3’s EVF comes with the same 2.36 million dot display resolution as that found in the pricier X-T2 model from this brand and the LCD touchscreen delivers some very easy-to-learn controls for focus, menu settings and a few other image settings. The camera’s control wheel also lets you manage shutter speed and aperture while the X-E3’s top dial is set for changing exposure compensation as well.
Other features of the X-E3 include a very robust 325-point autofocus system, a new image recognition algorithm for tracking moving objects with high accuracy and the ability to shoot photos at up to 8fps manually or 14fps with the camera’s electronic shutter. On the other hand, this little camera doesn’t come with NFC, which some users might find a bit annoying for image transfer and control.
Once again, this is indeed a 4K-capable camera (like most newer, high-end mirrorless camera models) and it can shoot 4K video at 30fps for up to a modest but still possibly useful 10 minutes at a time. It also comes with a microphone input and the ability to output video via the X-E3’s HDMI port.
The Fujifilm X-E3 is available in both black and silver bodies with a price tag of $900 for the body by itself and is shipping to consumers as of September. It’s also available as a package deal with a XF18-55mm lens kit included for $1300 or a XF23mm f/2.0 prime lens for $1,150.
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