Fujifilm X-E3

24MP X-Trans CMOS sensor | Hybrid AF system | 4K video capture

What we like:

  • Good image quality and Raw dynamic range
  • Beautiful JPEG colors
  • Nice balance between physical and touch-based controls

What we don't:

  • Subject tracking could be better
  • Limited video controls
The Fujifilm X-E3 is the company's mid-level, rangefinder-shaped APS-C interchangeable lens camera. It has a 4K-capable 24MP sensor with Fujifilm's unique X-Trans color filter.
The X-E3 distinguishes itself from Fujifilm's X-T series cameras by using swipes of the touchscreen in the place of a four-way control pad on the back. Twin control dials, a touch-compatible Q Menu and several customizable buttons mean the shooting experience is more traditional than this might imply.
The X-E3 brings a revised interface but retains the classic styling and excellent image quality of other modern Fujifilm cameras
On-sensor phase detection performs well for single AF and for moving subjects if you can keep a focus zone roughly over the target. Subject tracking is its reasonable but not up to sports-camera standards. It can shoot at up to 8 frames per second (or 14 using the electronic shutter) and is pretty responsive to both dial and touchscreen input.
We've been impressed with the quality Fujifilm gets from its 24MP sensor: the Raw files are detailed and the JPEG color options are attractive. Good levels of dynamic range and competitive high ISO performance are among the best in its class.
The camera takes pixel-binned 4K footage from the full width of its sensor. This means the clips aren't quite as detailed as those from the higher-end X-T2 but they're competitive for its class. There's no option for Log shooting but the attractive color options remain available.
The X-E3 brings a revised interface but retains the classic styling and excellent image quality that have been central to the company's 24MP cameras, making it a very attractive offering.

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