Fujifilm X-E3 Field Test Part I: This APS-C camera delivers great images and performance for the price


posted Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST

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Fujifilm's new X-E3 interchangeable lens camera costs under $1,000 for the body, and it includes the same image sensor and processor combination as is found in the flagship Fuji X-Pro2. That's an impressive combination for the price and in my time with the X-E3, the camera's prowess showed.

The 24-megapixel sensor delivers high-quality images, and the camera body itself looks and feels great in the hand. The touchscreen display works well during shooting, although regrettably is not used for menu navigation. Plus, the camera body is quite compact without sacrificing physical controls.

Autofocus and continuous shooting performance proved to be very good too. Autofocus is quick and decisive, and the camera can shoot around 8fps when using the mechanical shutter and 14 fps with the electronic shutter. Save for a very slight difference in buffer depth and battery life, the X-E3 delivers remarkably similar performance to the X-Pro2.

Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS: 13.2mm (20mm eq.), f/7.1, 1s, ISO 200.
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To learn more about how the Fujifilm X-E3 performs, read my first Fujifilm X-E3 Field Test. Stay tuned for my second X-E3 Field Test, which will focus on shooting modes and video performance.

X-E3 Field Test Part I