Fujifilm X-E3 Details Released
Old 09-07-2017   #1
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Fujifilm X-E3 Details Released

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/dig...fujifilm_x_e3/

UK body only price is £849.
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Old 09-07-2017   #2
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personally, the 0.62x finder is a huge disappointment. i wish they had made this the rangefinder-styled alternative to the X-T2. oh well. lot's of other brilliant cameras out there.
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Old 09-07-2017   #3
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No disapointment here.
After years of only seeking higher magnification vf's, I've come to appreciete the lower mag for wider lenses.
Fuji has options at wider and closer mag vf. That too is great for the system.
I'll be pairing the xe3 with a 27mm mostly.... x.62 will be super.
Really happy To have waited for this. It's minimalism is great.
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Andy, I agree. And this kit (x-e3 with 27mm) will be a great one!
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A 27mm lens as standard sounds very promising. A modern Leica CL.
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Looks nice but a pity it doesn't have a tilting screen like the X-T20. I find that feature really useful.
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i never use the tilting screen on my xt20...so wont miss it.
i am excited about getting a 3...thinking about mating it with the 23/35/50...f2 lenses for a small, lightweight kit.

now to sell off the xt20...great camera, can't get really comfy with it.
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A 27mm lens as standard sounds very promising. A modern Leica CL.
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Looks nice but a pity it doesn't have a tilting screen like the X-T20. I find that feature really useful.
Agreed, and good this was mentioned, I assumed it was there. Odd decision.
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personally, the 0.62x finder is a huge disappointment. i wish they had made this the rangefinder-styled alternative to the X-T2. oh well. lot's of other brilliant cameras out there.
Would you have paid XT2 prices?

And if you guys want a tilting screen... Fuji relegates that to its XT series at this price point. The XE and XPro series are more purist options.
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...The XE and XPro series are more purist options...

i like the sound of that!
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Would you have paid XT2 prices?

And if you guys want a tilting screen... Fuji relegates that to its XT series at this price point. The XE and XPro series are more purist options.
i would have paid the X-T2 price for an X-E3 with .77x mag and weather sealing, and all of the other X-T2 accoutrements.
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I'm personally not a huge fan of tilting screens, so this isn't an omission that bothers me. I can see ending up with one as a mate for my XP2.
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love it! looks like they really nailed it.

i'm going to get this with the 35/2 and 50-140/2.8...and the 18/2 if they ever come out with a mark ii version.
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this new body is smaller than the minolta cle...

cle...4.9x3.05x1.26
xe3..4.7x2.9.1x1.68

how long i have waited for this!
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Old 09-07-2017   #16
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I think of the X-E(x) series as an essential documentary tool. A bag with the three f/2 lenses (23,35 & 50 mm) and body or two. The small kit doesn't weight much and is easy to squeeze through those tight spots in a crowd. And the camera on a wrist-strap doesn't get lost. The E3 looks to be a just another good solid camera body for just this sort of scene.

PS I might throw the 18mm in there on occasion. :-)
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i would have paid the X-T2 price for an X-E3 with .77x mag and weather sealing, and all of the other X-T2 accoutrements.
Good...I figured you would have, but would it make sense for Fuji to have 3 cameras priced the same?
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this new body is smaller than the minolta cle...

cle...4.9x3.05x1.26
xe3..4.7x2.9.1x1.68

how long i have waited for this!
It's a fatty though!
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The missing built in tiltable flash from the previous xe/1/2/2s is a sad loss.
Was the first built in flash I found actually very usable.
Flash use for me was a matter of extending the chance for a photograph where otherwise there may not have been one.
I'm not one to carry a flash so.... those opportunities will now be lost without having one built in.
Otherwise it looks like a hit out of the park for manynof us.
That said, I'll go on record and bet this is a poor seller overall for fuji.... there will be discounted sales after christmas as it stalls after passing the first turn out of the gate.
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I see very little other than the sensor to warrant an upgrade.
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The XE3 is a nice upgrade but I am keeping my XE1. Been shooting with it a lot lately,an I am still amazed by the quality of this camera paired with the "kit" zoom lens. And I picked up an Xt1 so my GAS is sated for now.
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let's see if they get video right. needing an external recorder to use Fuji's own F log is nonsense.
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It's a fatty though!
perhaps you mean voluptuous...
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No disapointment here.
After years of only seeking higher magnification vf's, I've come to appreciete the lower mag for wider lenses.
Fuji has options at wider and closer mag vf. That too is great for the system.
I'll be pairing the xe3 with a 27mm mostly.... x.62 will be super.
Really happy To have waited for this. It's minimalism is great.


The x-e2 with the 27mm was my favourite combo.


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i have and still use xe1...xe2 bodies...the 27 stays on my first xe1 and is an everyday carry and it works just fine...i have been using the 23/35/50 with 2 xe2 bodies and it's still a light load and more than enough for getting some good shots...
but i think the xe3 is going to be a great camera if it's anything like the xt20...especially in size...
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I see very little other than the sensor to warrant an upgrade.
True to a point.

The XTrans III sensor uses Aptina's dual-gain technology which improves image quality (S/N) in low light (ISO 800 and above).

This would be attractive to those who often shoot in low light and already own X-Series Fujinon lenses and, or a XE-1 body.

The other benefits (besides pixel density) involve AF performance and other functions that depend on in-camera CPU upgrades. The XE-3's AF improvements will be useful to take advantage of the AF motor technologies in the newest Fujinon lenses.
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I would imagine the smaller size and faster AF in low light might appeal to some as well.
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I would imagine the smaller size and faster AF in low light might appeal to some as well.
It's smaller, but not significantly smaller, particularly when you put a lens on it. The other nice touch is the AF joystick. Just not enough for me to upgrade from my XE2. XE4 maybe.
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It's smaller, but not significantly smaller, particularly when you put a lens on it. The other nice touch is the AF joystick. Just not enough for me to upgrade from my XE2. XE4 maybe.
Oh I agree... I actually like the XE2 shape better, but I can see some updates in the XE3 that are nice. That said, I'll stick to the X100F, X-T2, and X-Pro2... since I already have too many.
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I like the lack of buttons. Faster AF and a few extra pixels.

Is is water resistant?

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I like the lack of buttons. Faster AF and a few extra pixels.

Is is water resistant?

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I purchased my X-Pro2 in July last year, and have been using it week-on-week almost exclusively in the EV mode and the Acros simulation setting.

The X-E3, with its uprated sensor, is attractive to me as a second body but its lack of weather sealing is a big turn-off.

My X-Pro2 has been out in some really inclement weather down to -20C and has got soaked in the process, particularly with the 16 and 35mm WR lenses. The X-Pro2’s ability to carry on working all day in the wet and cold without a hitch has impressed me.

I’d be circumspect about the X-E3’s capability in such conditions. Other than this, the X-E3 is a worthwhile update: its lack of a tilt screen doesn’t bother me, as I have never found the need for this facility with the X-Pro2. Ditto the lack of an in-built flash.
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l admit l am a bit of a luddite, among other Fujis l have an XE-1 and l am quite happy with it, it has my Fuji 18/2 permanently attached to it, my 35/1.4 home being my X Pro-1. I am more than happy with this set up, it suits my needs. My sons often raise their eyebrows at my reluctance to constantly upgrade, l still own and use a Nokia 3310, my laptop should be in a museum and when they see me out shooting film ..........
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... Just not enough for me to upgrade from my XE2. XE4 maybe.
I agree. The cost to upgrade would be high for anyone who is pleased with their XE-2.
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I wonder what Nikon and Canon are going to come up with in the pro level mirrorless digital camera department? Something full frame I hope.
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