Fujifilm X-E3 Detailed Review

Fujifilm X-E3

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In additional X-E3 was introduced by Fujifilm in September 2017. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Fujifilm is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Fujifilm.

Sensor Properties

Also X-E3 has a APS-C CMOS X-TRANS III sensor with size of 24 x 16 mm² (0.93" x 0.61").

Picture of X-E3's sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: X-E3 comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The X-E3's sensor has resolution of 24 megapixel.

The Fujifilm supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Fujifilm's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

The X-E3 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

Sensor area23.60 x 15.60mm²
(0.93" x 0.61")
Resolution (physical)24.30 megapixel
Resolution (effective)24.30 megapixel
Pixel size15.40 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 14 frames/second
Interchangeable lens
MountFujifilm X-Bajonett
Viewfinder Properties

The X-E3 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.62x, an above average value for an electronic viewfinder.

Resolution2.36 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The X-E3's shutter speed varies from 1/32000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed1/32000s
Min. shutter speed30s
Sensitivity Properties

The X-E3's sensitivity is from 200 ISO and 12800 ISO.

Also, Fujifilm's sensitivity can be boosted to 51200. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Min. sensitivity200 ISO
Max. sensitivity12800 ISO
Boost51200 ISO
Exposure Modes

The X-E3 supports all general exposure modes.

The Fujifilm allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

The X-E3's auto focus processor uses 91 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Fujifilm, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

AF points91
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The X-E3 doesn't feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Fujifilm's hotshoe.

Hot shoe
Display Specs
X-E3 display and touch screen

The X-E3 features a monitor with a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 1.04 megapixel. That's about average.

Unfortunately, the X-E3's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The X-E3's monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don't work when wearing gloves.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Size76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution1.04 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

X-E3 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Fujifilm X-E3 Video parameters:

Max. resolution3840 x 2160 pixel
...with frame rates24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The X-E3 has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Eventually, if the wifi connection is disabled the wired connection may be used.

Connect the Fujifilm to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Fujifilm supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Memory cardsSD

The Fujifilm X-E3 has a NP-W126S LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 350 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The X-E3's battery battery parameters:

TypeNP-W126S LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life350 photos

The Fujifilm X-E3's size is 121.3 x 73.9 x 42.7mm³. (4.8" x 2.9" x 1.7"). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 4.8" x 2.9" x 1.7" grams (337 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the X-E3:

Fujifilm X-E3 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Fujifilm X-E3 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The X-E3 is not much bigger:

Fujifilm X-E3 size comparison

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