Fujifilm is delighted to announce the new FUJIFILM X-E3, a rangefinder style, ultra-compact mirrorless camera which boasts outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. Utilising the X-Processor Pro for best in class colour reproduction in both stills and 4K movies, it’s made for photographers who want to seamlessly upload photos directly to their smartphone or tablet.
FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is delighted to announce that it will release the FUJIFILM X-E3, the latest addition to the X Series of premium mirrorless digital cameras on 28th September 2017.
Stylish, compact and portable, the X-E3 packs a powerful punch, with the inclusion of Fujifilm's iconic 24.3MP X-Trans™※1 CMOS III APS-C sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine.
The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth®※2 low energy wireless communication. Users can pair the camera with their smartphone or tablet device for easy transfer of pictures taken using minimal power – perfect for sharing images with friends and online.
The LCD monitor, on the back of the camera, uses a static touchscreen panel which supports the conventional “Touch Shot”, “Touch AF” and “Focus Area Selection” capabilities. An all-new “Touch Function” feature will be available on the X-E3, which enables gesture controls reminiscent of smartphones, like flick and pinch zoom, to further enhance touchscreen operation. In addition, the AF algorithm has been updated to enhance the camera’s performance for tracking a moving subject.
The X-E3’s premium exterior design, agility and functional beauty make it a mirrorless camera that’s a pleasure to own and fun to shoot with at the same time. Small, stylish yet deceptively powerful, it’s ideal for capturing images and sharing stories.
Fujifilm redesigned the camera body of FUJIFILM X-E2 (released in November 2013) to create the X-E3, arguably the most compact and lightweight model within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range, with a viewfinder.
The form factor makes it a perfect companion for everyday use and travel photography. In addition, the well-balanced proportions and the grip-shaped design make the camera incredibly comfortable to hold. The new model also supports the Focus Lever, a popular feature first introduced in the FUJIFILM X-Pro2, allowing you to instantaneously change the focus area whilst keeping an eye on the viewfinder.
The top plate of the camera body features two dials, one for shutter speed and the other for exposure compensation. The dials, milled from aluminium, have a high quality appearance and deliver a reassuring click at every notched setting. The exposure compensation dial now has the C position to enable exposure compensation of up to ±5 stops in 1/3 steps, which enhances the basic operability of photography. The X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera chooses the optimum settings for a given scene.
The X-E3 features a 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-TransTM CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine for outstanding image quality and high-speed response. The X-E3 features a large phase detection AF area and an updated algorithm to deliver a fastest AF speed of 0.06sec.3. The X-E3 also offers 5.0fps live-view shooting, a quick start-up time of 0.4sec., a shutter time lag of 0.050sec. and a shooting interval of 0.25sec.4
Thanks to the newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects twice as fast as previous models5. In addition, the X-E3 is also able to track moving subjects of half the size as before.
This is the first X Series camera that offers Bluetooth® capability. Pair it with your smartphone or tablet device, in advance of shooting, to easily transfer pictures you have taken to the smartphone or tablet device via the smart-device app “FUJIFILM Camera Remote.”
The LCD monitor uses a high-resolution 1.04M dot, 3.0-inch static touchscreen panel display. Turning the “Touch Panel Settings” on allows the following operations during shooting and playback modes:
The camera also features the “Touch Function”, in which you can use flick motions in up – down and right – left directions to call pre-assigned functions. Use the drag motion on the touchscreen panel, even while keeping your eye on the EVF, to change the focus area location. In the EVF TOUCH SCREEN AREA SETTINGS, you can activate touchscreen operation for “ALL”, “RIGHT”, “LEFT” or turn the functionality “OFF”.
The X-E3 is capable of recording both Full HD and 4K video using the X Series’ reputable Film Simulation modes. You can output recorded video to an external monitor, via the HDMI port, and input audio from an external microphone.
Our XF lens line-up now features 25 lenses, after today’s announcement of the FUJINON XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro. The current line-up of lenses range from ultra-wide-angle to super-telephoto and includes five fast aperture prime lenses. These lenses bring out the very best image quality from the X-E3. Optional accessories such as mount adapters and macro extension tubes further broaden photographic potential.
*1 X-Trans is FUJIFILM’s trademark and registered trademark.
*2 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by FUJIFILM Corporation is under license
*3 FUJIFILM research based on CIPA guidelines using the X-E3 and FUJINON XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR lens.
*4 MF mode
*5 FUJIFILM X Series digital camera models with X-TransTM CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro as of September, 2017.
A stylish genuine leather case with a wonderfully tactile feel; perfectly suited to the X-E3's classic design. With the X-E3 snugly protected, you can even change batteries without removing the camera. A matching leather shoulder strap and protective cloth are included.
To increase the camera's grip. Both the battery and the memory card can be swapped with the grip in place. Additionally, a tripod screw hole can be placed in center of the optical axis. The base parts are equipped with a 38mm width dovetail protrusion plate, allowing use as a quick shoe mount when using a dovetail groove tripod pedestal.
|Model name||FUJIFILM X-E3|
|Number of effective pixels||24.3 million pixels|
|Image sensor||23.5mm×15.6mm（APS-C） |
X-Trans CMOS Ⅲ with primary color filter
|Sensor cleaning system||Ultra sonic vibration|
|Storage media||SD Card (～2GB) / SDHC Card (～32GB) / SDXC Card(～256GB) UHS-I 1|
|Lens mount||FUJIFILM X Mount|
|Sensitivity Standard output||AUTO1 AUTO2 AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) ISO200～12800(1/3EVstep)|
|Viewfinder||0.39-in., Approx. 2,360K-dot OLED color viewfinder, Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area : Approx. 100%Eye point : Approx. 17.5mm [ from the rear end of the camera's eyepiece], Diopter adjustment : -4m - +2m-1[dpt]Magnification : 0.62x with 50mm lens[35mm format equivalent] at infinity and diopter set to -1m-1.Diagonal angle of view : Approx. 30°[ Horizontal angle of view : Approx. 25°] Built-in eye sensor|
|LCD monitor||3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2, Approx. 1040K-dot touch screen color LCD monitor [Approx. 100% coverage]|
|Movie recording||4K [3840 x 2160] 29.97p / 25p / 24p/23.98P, 100Mbps Continuous recording : up to Approx. 10 min.|
|Full HD [1920 x 1080] 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p/23.98P, 36Mbps Continuous recording : up to Approx. 15 min.|
|HD [1280 x 720] 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 24p/23.98P, 18Mbps Continuous recording : up to Approx. 30 min. |
*For 4K movie recording, use a card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher.
*Although movie recording will continue without interruption when the file size reaches 4 GB, subsequent footage will be recorded to a separate file which must be viewed separately.
|Wireless transmitter||Standards: IEEE 802.11b / g / n [standard wireless protocol] |
Access mode: Infrastructure
Encryption: WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode
|Bluetooth®||Standards: Bluetooth Ver 4.0(Bluetooth low energy) |
Operating frequency: 2402～2480MHz (Center frequency)
|Power supply||NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)|
|Dimensions / Weight||121.3mm(W)×73.9mm(H) ×42.7mm(D) / 4.78in.(W) x 2.91in.(H) x 1.68in.(D)（Minimum Depth: 32.4mm） Approx. 337g / oz.(including battery and memory card) Approx. 287g / oz.(excluding accessories, battery and memory card)|
|Battery life for still images＊2||Approx. 350 frames (When XF35mmF1.4R is set, LCD monitor ON, Standard mode)|
|Accessories included||Li-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Body cap, , Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Metal strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Owner's manual|
*１: A list of cards confirmed to be compatible will be uploaded to FUJIFILM website (http://fujifilm.jp/support/digitalcamera/compatibility )
*2: Measured according to the CIPA standards, using the included battery and an SD card. The number of frames that can be taken per charge varies depending on a battery's charge capacity. This figure is not a guarantee of battery's working capacity. At low temperatures, the number of frames per charge decreases.
The X-E3 will be available from September 2017 in Black and Silver, with an RRP as follows:
X-E3 body = £849.00
X-E3 + 23mmF2 kit = £1,149.00
X-E3 + 18-55 kit = £1,249.00
X-E3 Case = £74.99
X-E3 Metal Hand Grip = £119.00
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