For the X-E3 Fujifilm abandoned the typical scheme followed several years – series camera X-E has always been “slightly simplistic” X-Pro with similar dimensions, but an electronic viewfinder. Third (including X-part no E2S — fourth) iteration of the series distracting from the overall series – this camera is more similar to X100F interchangeable. Compact dimensions, minimum weight, but at the same time refraining from the hybrid viewfinder in favor of conventional electronic. But

offering the user improved autofocus and a special joystick to control the focus areas.

Internal rivalry eventually escalates – X-E3 comes into a direct fight with the X-T20, differing from it primarily by the case dimensions, design, and, if anyone really cares, philosophy. But it is offered at almost the same price has the same sensor and processor. Understand what is the essence of why Fujifilm to produce the spirit, and how the X-E3 is able to interest an ordinary photographer-enthusiast.

Specifications

Fujifilm X-E3 Fujifilm X-part no E2S Fujifilm X-T20
Image sensor The 23.6 × 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS III The 23.6 × 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS II The 23.6 × 15.6 mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS III
Image stabilizer Only built-in lenses Only built-in lenses Only built-in lenses
Effective sensor resolution 24.3 megapixel 16.3 megapixels 24.3 megapixel
Photo format JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW JPEG (EXIF 2.3, DCF 2.0), RAW
Video format MOV (MPEG 4/H. 264) MOV (MPEG 4/H. 264) MOV (MPEG 4/H. 264)
Mount Fujifilm X mount Fujifilm X mount Fujifilm X mount
Frame size Up to 6000 × 4000 pixels Up to 4896 × 3264 pixels Up to 6000 × 4000 pixels
Video resolution Up to 3840 × 2160 pixels (30 fps) Up to 1920 × 1080 pixels (60 fps) Up to 3840 × 2160 pixels (30 fps)
Sensitivity ISO 200-12800, expandable to ISO 100, 25600 and 51200 ISO 200-6400 ISO, expandable to ISO 100, 12800, 25600, 51200 ISO 200-12800, expandable to ISO 100, 25600 and 51200
Shutter Mechanical shutter: 1/4000–30 s;
electronic shutter: 1/32000–1 sec;
long (Bulb): max. 60 minutes
Mechanical shutter: 1/4000–30 s;
electronic shutter: 1/32000–1 sec;
long (Bulb): max. 60 minutes
Mechanical shutter: 1/4000–30 s;
electronic shutter: 1/32000–1 sec;
long (Bulb): max. 60 minutes
The burst speed Up to 8 frames per second with mechanical shutter, up to 14 frames per second with electronic shutter Up to 7 frames per second Up to 8 frames per second with mechanical shutter, up to 14 frames per second with electronic shutter
Autofocus Hybrid, 325 points, of which 169 — phase, located on the matrix Hybrid, 49 points Hybrid, 325 points, of which 169 — phase, located on the matrix
Metering modes TTL-metering in 256 points multi-point/center-weighted/average/spot TTL-metering in 256 points multi-point/center-weighted/spot TTL-metering in 256 points multi-point/center-weighted/average/spot
Compensation ±5 EV in 1/3-step increments ±3 EV in 1/3-step increments ±5 EV in 1/3-step increments
Built-in flash Yes, attached, EF-X8, guide number 11 (ISO 200) Yes, built-in, guide number 7 (ISO 200) Yes, built-in, guide number 7 (ISO 200)
Self-timer 2/10 with 2/10 with 2/10 with
Memory card Single slot SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) Single slot SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) Single slot SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Display 3 inch, 1 040 thousand points touch 3 inch, 1 040 thousand points 3 inch, 1 040 thousand points, tilt, touch
Viewfinder Electronic (OLED 0.5 inch with 2360 thousand points) Electronic (OLED 0.5 inch with 2360 thousand points) Electronic (OLED 0.5 inch with 2360 thousand points)
Interfaces HDMI, USB, 2.5 mm for external microphone/remote control HDMI, USB, 2.5 mm for external microphone/remote control HDMI, USB, 2.5 mm for external microphone/remote control
Wireless modules Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
Food Li-ion battery NP-W126S with a capacity of 8.7 WH (1200 mAh, 7.2 V) Li-ion battery NP-W126 with a capacity of 8.7 WH (1200 mAh, 7.2 V) Li-ion battery NP-W126S with a capacity of 8.7 WH (1200 mAh, 7.2 V)
Dimensions 121,3 × 73,9 × 42,7 mm 129 × 74,9 × 37,2 mm Of 118.4 × 82,8 × 41,4 mm
Weight 337 grams (incl. the battery and memory card) 350 grams (incl. the battery and memory card) 383 grams (incl. the battery and memory card)
Current price 59 990 rubles for the version without lens (body) from 77 to 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit) 39 990 rubles for the version without lens (body), from 57 990 for the version with lens (kit) 57 990 rubles for the version without lens (body) from 64 990 rubles for the version with lens (kit)

Appearance and ergonomics

Fujifilm X-T20 I really liked it, as you can guess by our reward and the fact that it was among the best cameras of the year in the final article on the cameras. Nevertheless, it is not without drawbacks. It is a beautiful camera, but not for the Fujifilm – it’s easy to understand, looking not only at the X100F, but also on the X-E3. It just saved the same retrodog old “dalemark”, for which the X-series and fallen in love.

The chamber is devoid of decorative hump, in which a series of X-T entered the electronic viewfinder. As a consequence, X-E3 left without built-in flash – in the manner of Olympus it comes complete and is mounted on the hot Shoe. In our case, however, the set was incomplete, so that the test flash was not possible.

The viewfinder is moved to the usual X-Pro and X100 place – the left side of the camera. It looks stylish, but to use it, of course, less convenient than on a more pragmatic X built-T20. But it was possible to reduce dimensions – 121,3 × 73,9 × 42,7 mm. And due to the small weight (337 grams) camera in the end there is one of the most compact “mirrorless” interchangeable-lens APS-C. Although this is, of course, still an illusion. But feeling bulky device in the manner of X-E2/X-part no E2S is no more.

The body is made partly of plastic and partly of metal and the feeling of it just as such, and what you expect from Fujifilm. Yeah, I’m not a fan of the plastic texture, which the company constantly covers your cameras instead of rubberized coating, but it looks good. Especially in this case, the manufacturer responded to the aspirations of the users and made a rush to grab the right arm just out of a rubberized material. X-E3 – is not the most convenient in terms of grip camera compared to even Amateur SLRs, such is the lot of compact models, but also to criticize it too is not desirable. At least for the fact that to carry it on the belt is not necessarily due to size and weight – it is possible and easy in the hand, and it’s comfortable enough.

Two colour solutions – silvery-black and totally black. Of course, two tone classic look more noble, but also a monochrome version that we had on test is also good. Sealed for the X-E3 is not provided.

On the front panel is a lens mount with button release lens, focus mode switch, the first selector disk and the led backlight autofocus.

 

On the left under a single cover are all hidden connectors: 2.5 mm for external microphone, USB 2.0 (microUSB) and microHDMI.

Right functional elements no.

In the upper panel we see a stylish set of selectors — adjusting the shutter speed, and exposure compensation (with a range from -3 to +3, an additional correction must be entered using the selector disks). Well, the shutter button with a teasing nostalgia thread cable release. In addition, there is a switch, soft key, and switch between manual control mode and an automatic transmission. Still here and hot Shoe with holes in stereo microphone.

Bottom — the battery compartment and memory card and thread for the tripod site. They are too close to each other – access to the memory card overlap when the camera is on a tripod.

Rear panel: on the left eyepiece of the electronic viewfinder with a proximity sensor and diopter correction wheel. The right – button method of aiming (through the viewfinder or the display), select drive mode/bracketing/video capture/removal of recorded images, exposure lock and second selector disk. Near the touch screen we see the joystick controls the AF area, the call button menu button changing the information display on the display and the play button. On the right, the ledge for the stop of the thumb, are call button quick menu, and lock the focus.

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