Fujifilm X-E3 Field Test Part I

Fujifilm's mid-level X-series ILC delivers great image quality & style

by Jeremy Gray |

Although Fujifilm has less expensive mirrorless ILC options, the X-E series, including this latest X-E3 model, has always been a reasonably-priced entry point into Fujifilm's X-Trans sensor cameras, all while packing a lot of advanced features from the higher-end models.

This latest version represents the biggest change to the X-E series since the original. The X-E3 has a redesigned camera body with a deeper grip, new front control dial, a new touchscreen interface, eight-way joystick, new imaging pipeline, faster performance, 4K video and more. The camera is very impressive on paper, so let's dig in and see how it performs in real-world shooting.

Fujifilm X-E3 Field Test Part II

4K video in a compact, attractive and affordable package

by Jeremy Gray |

In Field Test Part I, I looked at the new camera body, image sensor, performance and autofocus capabilities of the Fuji X-E3, and the camera generally impressed me. In this second field test, the focus will shift toward the shooting experience, video performance and a discussion of other smaller features in the X-E3, including wireless functionality

Shooting Experience

Film Simulation

Fujifilm's Film Simulations are one of my favorite aspects of their cameras, and the X-E3 has this feature fully implemented. With the X-E3, you can select from Provia (Standard), Velvia (Vivid), Astia (Soft), Classic Chrome, PRO Neg. Hi, PRO Neg. Std., Acros, Monochrome and Sepia. Acros and Monochrome are both black and white Film Simulations, and you can select from standard, yellow, red and green filter variations. You can also further modify the look of your images by adjusting highlight tone, shadow tone, color, sharpness, noise reduction, grain effect and dynamic range.


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