Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions

Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions

Fujifilm has officially brought its latest addition to the premium X-series dubbed the X-E3 here in the Philippines. It is said to be a perfect companion for mid-pros and photography enthusiasts alike. Find out our initial thoughts about it.

At first glance, you could definitely tell that this camera is from Fujifilm. The X-E3 sports the same distinct language design from the rest X-series cameras—all of them don a minimalistic and sophisticated design which make them look premium. In the hand, the camera feels comfortable to hold and it comes a bit hefty at 287g.

On top of it, we have the manual controls for the shutter speed and the aperture dial which allows you to set exposure modes (Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual) even when the cam is turned off. Apart from that we can also see the on/off switch, the clicker, and the exposure compensation dial.

There’s the 3-inch 1040K-dot Touch screen color LCD monitor that supports intuitive operation with your fingertips such as flick, double tap (to enlarge photos/playback zoom), tap (AF area selection), drag, and pinch in and out. We also have electronic viewfinder that boasts a display time lag of 0.005 seconds.


One cool feature about this cam is that, even though you’re using the electronic viewfinder, you can still use the touchscreen LCD monitor to adjust the settings which takes time to getting used to.

Fujifilm ditched the usual capacitive navigation buttons and replaced it with a joystick. We liked this new concept, however, we aren’t sure how long the stick will keep firm after a long time of usage. There’s also a ‘Q’ button or also knows the Quick Menu, Menu/Ok button, Display/Back button, and the Playback button.

Internally, the X-E3 comes with a 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro (responsible for image processing) which is said to be 4x faster than its previous model. Its ISO starts at 100 up to 51200, while its shutter speed can go up to 1/32000sec.

It’s also worth noting that the X-E3 is the first in the X-series that is equipped with Bluetooth functionality. Nonetheless, here are sample photos we took using the cam.

The X-E3 is priced at Php50,900 for body only, Php64,990 with 23mm kit, and Php72,990 with 18-55mm. The said product is available in all authorized dealers nationwide.

Fujifilm X-E3 specs:
24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
X-Processor Pro
Ultra Sonic Vibration
Fujifilm X mount lenses
Supports continuous shooting
Up to 51200 ISO
Up to 1/32000sec shutter speed
3-inch 1040K-dot touchscreen color LCD monitor
Records up to 4K
USB2.0 (High-Speed) port
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
2.5mm stereo mini connector (Microphone)
Bluetooth 4.0
SD card slot (up to 256GB)
Wireless communication (Image transfer)
NP-W126S Li-ion battery
121.3 x 73.9 x 42.7 mm
287g (w/o accessories)
337g (w/ accessories)

Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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