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Old 02-18-2017   #1
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xe3...will it happen?

have not heard much except that some folks are hoping that it will be here soon.
anyone have a vision of what it might be?
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Old 02-18-2017   #2
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According to Fujirumors, Fuji HQ is aware that many are requesting for the X-E3, including myself.
But at this point, it's all speculation.

My guess is an announcement later this summer and release later this fall/winter.

Still baffles me why Fuji released the X-E2S in the first place.
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Old 02-18-2017   #3
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It will never happen. Fuji only now realise they reached the pinnacle of camera technology with the XE-1, and regret having made the XE-2. The next firmware will revert all XE-2's back to XE-1 functionality.
You might just have to go and shoot?
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Old 02-19-2017   #4
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Still baffles me why Fuji released the X-E2S in the first place.
Perhaps so they don't have to release XE3 anytime soon. It might cannibalize XPro2 and XT2 sales.

XT20 with its touch screen seems quite capable camera. Personally would prefer touch anytime over joystick or pad. Haven't seen much interest about it on RFF.
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Old 02-19-2017   #5
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I have no information on an updated XE.

From a practical standpoint, other than an updated sensor and processor, what features would others like to see? For my part, a tilt screen (not necessarily touch) would be nice. If I had my druthers, what I would really, really, really like to see is Fuji's hybrid viewfinder incorporated in an XE-size body. Sort of an X-Pro Lite. Not likely, I'm sure.
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acros would be nice...
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Mean time, I patiently wait. Well, not so patiently.........
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I know what it will take for Fuji to release the XE3, it would be me buying the X Pro 2 in frustration.
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24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor and Acros is one thing I would like on the X-E3.
Streamlined one hand operation menu buttons like the X100F is another.
Bonus would be higher magnification, 0.77x instead of the previous 0.64x
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I know what it will take for Fuji to release the XE3, it would be me buying the X Pro 2 in frustration.
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new rumors are out regarding the X-E3 and most likely official announcement next Thursday. check fujirumors.

Rumored Fujifilm X-E3 specs
24MP X-Trans III sensor
EVF 0.62x magnification
Fujifilm X-E3 Will Have a New Touch Screen (Better than X-T20)
no D-pad
no Combined Shutter/ISO dial
more expensive than X-T20
Focus Jostick
smaller than X-E2

I like how clean the back is now, reminds me of digital leica but curious to see how the menu system will work with touchscreen and without the D-pad.
disappointing that the EVF is still 0.62 and that no combined shutter/ISO

i'll hold my decision whether to get one or stay with the X-E2 after they release the pricing.
also starting to wonder, if the price difference between new X-E3 and used X-Pro2 is only around 100-200$, why not get a used X-Pro2 instead.
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for what I do I am more than happy with X-E1 (bought it at significant discount when X-E2 was released) and it will last me another 5 years. I don's care much for AF improvements or extra buttons (or the lack of thereof) or IQ improvements that one can see only by pixelpeeping... I would have loved though to have FF sensor... I don't like how "face-lifting" is used to justify another price jump... but on the other hand I like that old models then sell for a reasonable price
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Imminent XE3?........must be why I can't sell my mint XE2 and 35/2
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for what I do I am more than happy with X-E1 (bought it at significant discount when X-E2 was released) and it will last me another 5 years. I don's care much for AF improvements or extra buttons (or the lack of thereof) or IQ improvements that one can see only by pixelpeeping... I would have loved though to have FF sensor... I don't like how "face-lifting" is used to justify another price jump... but on the other hand I like that old models then sell for a reasonable price
agree, pretty happy with my X-E2 and X-M1 at the moment as well.
will be driving down Zion/Antelope with one of these camera as my landscape camera and see if 16MP will cut it for me.

another possibility I see might happen for me is to keep the X-E2 + 18mm and 50mm.
Sell the X-M1 + 16-50 and Zeiss 12mm and buy a Sony A7 which I can use with my legacy Leica and Pentax lenses.
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I could contain my frustration no longer and bought an XPro2. I was disappointed in the IQ, too noisy. I sent it back and no longer lust for the XE3. I might talk myself into an XE2, or not.
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I still favor the XE1 and 27 or f1.4/35 for my daily carry.... I like af even the poor xe1 af.
Even though the A7 is now here in my kit for a universal back (it does not mount the Fujilux f1.4/35mm... not so universal).

I was one who skipped the XE2 and have high hopes for the XE3.
PD pixels, Write speed, built in Wifi, built in "flippable" flash, bulgier grip..... these things top my list of wants.
Still,.... I probably won't buy one until they come down under $400 on second hand market
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Like the Xe2. A very capable camera but I've gone back to fixed lens cameras....just upgraded to the X100F.

I'll use my Epson RD1 otherwise.
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Touch screen and no D pad. Not sure how I feel about that. My XE2 is looking better all the time.
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if the X-E3 had borrowed the X-T2 viewfinder (the only EVF i've ever been impressed with), i probably would have bought it. had my fingers crossed but knew deep down it wasn't in the cards.
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Touch screen and no D pad. Not sure how I feel about that. My XE2 is looking better all the time.
With stalled or declining ILC sales worldwide, camera manufactures are cutting costs, so two types of input (screen and d-pad) will be the norm in the entry-level part of the industry.

Mosre and more consumers are used touchscreen only, s as a transition model between smartphones and ILCs, this is what will continue to occur. Those who prefer tactile controls and haptic feedback will need to purchase up the price ladder.
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I've come to changing my mind on touchscreen on cameras.

If properly implemented, ..Touchscreen is great for playback/review. One can zoom in quickly and navigate easily.
For LCD shooting the Touchscreen could also be a nice option. Imagine being able to zoom in to choose the exact desired focus point when doing a macro session.
It could become a very useful tool.

It's good to hear that Fuji is keeping the joystick for the XE3.
The omission of the focus joystick on the XT20 was a misstep (although I have not tested it... would still prefer a focus joystick).
Touchscreen for eye level functions is a no go. Mechanical controls are the only way there.
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i have read the new xe3 will not have a tilting touchscreen and no built in flash...might be best to wait for the real thing...
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for what I do I am more than happy with X-E1 (bought it at significant discount when X-E2 was released) and it will last me another 5 years. I don's care much for AF improvements or extra buttons (or the lack of thereof) or IQ improvements that one can see only by pixelpeeping... I would have loved though to have FF sensor... I don't like how "face-lifting" is used to justify another price jump... but on the other hand I like that old models then sell for a reasonable price
Ditto that. Thats how I got my first XE 1 and Xpro 1
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I know someone who has one. Announcement next week.
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I know someone who has one. Announcement next week.
have you seen it, touched it?
tell us more...
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I know someone who has one. Announcement next week.
Yeah September 7 is supposed to be the day.
Smart move Fuji. Remember when the chatter was there would be no more XE bodies ?
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no shutter/iso dial? i guess they listened to complaints about the x-pro2.

i won't miss the d-pad. you can just use the joystick and touch screen.

check out the great design! the lines are almost as clean as a leica. it's a great example of how control layouts can be structured.





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Looks more like they listened to the folks who want an X100 with interchangeable lenses.
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have you seen it, touched it?
tell us more...
It has been touched, but not by me.

The rumors are accurate.
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I can't see myself getting one. I've never been a fan of this model due to the other Fuji models being better for my needs. I hope those that love the X-E series are satisfied though... you waited awhile!
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This is a lot different from the other X-E models, ergo and size-wise. Will be interesting to see how well it is received...
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i view it as the rf version of the slr-like xt20.
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Well, it looks like I won't be reserving a X-E3 anymore, went to The Camera Store and picked up a A7RII with 24-70 f4 lens at a really good price.

The rumored X-E3 specs is a little disappointing and I was hoping for a nicer/bigger VF.
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Well, it looks like I won't be reserving a X-E3 anymore, went to The Camera Store and picked up a A7RII with 24-70 f4 lens at a really good price.

The rumored X-E3 specs is a little disappointing and I was hoping for a nicer/bigger VF.
over to the other side...ah!
what do you find disappointing? just curious...
i'm hoping it's similar in size to the old minolta cle...
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went out with the xt20 today...getting excited hoping the new xe3 will be about the size of the xt20 just w/o that middle hump. with fewer buttons on the back i think it could be a very comfy camera to use.
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over to the other side...ah!
what do you find disappointing? just curious...
i'm hoping it's similar in size to the old minolta cle...
I tend to cycle between Leica, Fuji and Sony all the time.
What I found disappointing about the X-E3 announcement was 2 features I was hoping to see, bigger EVF and ISO dial.
I've come to the realization that the X-T2 was the almost perfect camera with all those features including tilt-screen other than having a SLR style.
Also, after owning the X-T2 for almost a year I knew already what I could do with the X-Trans III sensor and wanted a change.

I wouldn't be surprised though if the next couple of years I will end up with Fuji again, the XF 18mm and XF 50mm have been one of the best lenses I've used
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