It’s hard to pick a reliable mirrorless camera because there are so many choices out there. They are competitively priced and offer compelling features, too. In purchasing a camera, it’s better to stick with companies that are well-known for their quality cameras, like Fujifilm. Today we’ll talk about the Fujifilm X-E3, which is the successor of the X-E2. The previous model was released more than 3 years ago, so they had a lot of time to improve the new model.
Despite having a smaller body, the Fujifilm X-E3 remains solid like before. It also offers more grip now that the buttons on the back are gone. This way, you can move your thumb more freely. The front grip has a new look, but it still retains the nice handling. As you shift your focus to the top, you’ll see the dials which are made of aluminum. It is a great decision by the company because the material lends its premium feel to them.
Now you don’t have to access settings using the 4-way controller. It can easily be done right from the screen. All you have to do is swipe to different directions in order to change certain parameters. For those who’ve been used to the 4-way control, it takes time to learn the new function. There’s also a joystick dedicated for moving the focus and selecting menus. The Fujifilm X-E3 has an Electronic Viewfinder. It delivers great performance as evidenced by because the accurate colors. Like many other cameras with EVF, it also packs an eye-detection sensor. It will detect whenever you move your eye closer to the camera.
The camera boasts a 325-point hybrid AF system, so the autofocus performance should be great for moving and still subjects. It also delivers awesome performance in low-light conditions. The contrast detects and phase detects definitely contribute to speed tremendously. If you’re a photography enthusiast who has tested all kinds of autofocus systems, you’d find it respectable. But if you’re a newbie, we’re sure you’ll be pleased by the performance. There are a few modes available. Still subjects are better taken with the S or Single-AF mode. For subjects that are moving, the C or continuous AF is more reliable. The last one is M or Manual, which basically means you can adjust the autofocus the way you want it.
Image and Video quality
The 24-megapixel APS-C X-trans sensor will meet the needs of most users. Photos taken by the sensor are sharp and clean. As for those take in dim environments, the results are equally sharp. The best part is you won’t notice any noise even at lower ISO levels. In terms of colors, the camera once again proves itself to be reliable. The images look vibrant and pop. Besides, they also show lots of detail thanks to the wide dynamic range.
As we all know, this technology is important to bring out as much detail as possible when a photo is taken in direct sunlight with many shaded areas around. Being a mid-range variety, we should say that the video quality is decent. It has to do with the traditional color rendering which has become an essential part of Fuji cameras. There are a few shooting options available. For high quality videos, you can try the 4k recording. But if you’d rather have smooth footage, switch to a lower resolution.
Fujifilm X-E3 specs:
- 24.3mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
- 3-inch Touch-screen, 1040K dots
- X-Processor Pro image engine
- 91/325 AF points
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity
- 4K video, 30fps, supports HDMI out
- ISO100 to ISO51200