FujiFilm X-E3 Mirrorless Camera with 4K Video Launched
Ron Perillo / 9 months ago
FujiFilm just released their new X-E3, a mid-range mirrorless camera that is compact with the classic rangefinder style body. It remains affordable much like the X-E2 and X-E1 before it. However, the new X-E3 is now fully capable of 4K video recording. The X-E3 inherits several of the more expensive FujiFilm X-Pro2’s features including a 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans III sensor, and X-Processor Pro image signal processor. The new X-E3 also has the focus control joystick, exposure compensation and shutter speed dials. The 4K video recording capability is only on the X-E3 for now however, with the X-Pro2 receiving it in a few months via firmware update.
Although the rangefinder styling is similar to the X-E2 and X-E1, the new X-E3 removes much of the buttons at the back. In its place, is a touchscreen which has its pros and cons. Users who prefer tactile eyes-free controls for customizability will find the shooting process slower. There is no quick button to access for changing exposure modes. The ISO is also hidden deep in the menu settings as well.
Pricing and Availability
The X-E3 is now available for pre-order, shipping out towards the end of September. Three versions are available: body only, with 18-55mm f/2.8-4 zoom and 23mm f/2 prime. It will cost $899, $1,299 and 1,149 USD respectively. Just like with previous X-E1 and X-E2, buyers can choose between a classic silver-top or all-black color scheme.