Fujifilm’s latest release, the new X-E3 rangefinder ultra-compact mirrorless camera features a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine. It also boasts enhanced connectivity with Bluetooth wireless communication and upgraded intuitive touchscreen operation. The low energy wireless option allows for easy transfer of images from the camera to a smartphone or tablet, using minimal power.
When it comes to autofocus performance, the X-E3 includes a large phase detection AF area and updated algorithm to deliver a fastest AF speed of 0.06 seconds. It also offers 5fps live-view shooting, a quick start-up time of 0.4 seconds, a shutter time lag of 0.050 seconds, and shooting interval of 0.25 seconds. With its newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous models.
Incorporating knowledge developed from over 80 years of photographic film manufacturing, the X-E3’s Film Simulation modes allow you to enjoy different colour tones and rich gradations as if actually swapping films. A total of 15 modes are available, including PROVIA and Velvia to reproduce vibrant colours, plus ACROS for fine-detailed monochrome images. The Grain Effect function can be combined with all Film Simulation modes to add a textured look and deliver a greater range of artistic effects.
The camera is capable of recording both Full HD and 4K video using the X-Series’ Film Simulation modes, and recorded video can output to an external monitor via the HDMI port, while sound can be captured via external microphone input.
The X-E3 will launch as a kit, complete with a FUJINON XF 23mm f/2 lens.