- 24MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 200 - 12800 (Expand to 51200)
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 3840 x 2160 video
- Fujifilm X Mount
- 337g - 121 x 74 x 43mm
- Introduced September 2017
- Succeeded the Fujifilm X-E2S
- Replacement is Fujifilm X-E4
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Fujifilm X-E3 overview
Fujifilm X-E3 is FujiFilm's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first introduced on September of 2017. It uses a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS X-TRANS III APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 6000 x 4000.
FujiFilm introduced this camera to improve the earlier Fujifilm X-E2S (Read Full Comparison) and subsequently launched the more recent Fujifilm X-E4 (Read Full Comparison) to improve this camera.
The Fujifilm X-E3 is rated #21 out of 115 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all-around #144 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Fujifilm X-E3 family
The Fujifilm X-E3 is part of a family of products. You can see the detailed range below.
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-T30 II26MPAPS-C30.0 fps2021
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-E426MPAPS-C20.0 fps2021
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-S1026MPAPS-C20.0 fps2020
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-T20024MPAPS-C8.0 fps2020
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-Pro326MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-A724MPAPS-C6.0 fps2019
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-T3026MPAPS-C20.0 fps2019
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-T10024MPAPS-C6.0 fps2018
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-A524MPAPS-C6.0 fps2018
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-T2024MPAPS-C14.0 fps2017
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-A1016MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-A324MPAPS-C6.0 fps2016
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-E2S16MPAPS-C7.0 fps2016
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-Pro224MPAPS-C8.0 fps2016
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-T1016MPAPS-C8.0 fps2015
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-A216MPAPS-C5.6 fps2015
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-E216MPAPS-C7.0 fps2014
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-A116MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-M116MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-E116MPAPS-C6.0 fps2013
Fujifilm X-E3 vs Fujifilm X-Pro116MPAPS-C6.0 fps2012
Fujifilm X-E3 Gallery
You can check the Fujifilm X-E3 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Fujifilm X-E3 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Fujifilm X-E3 based on features that are often viewed as important in a camera.
Fujifilm X-E3 Sensor details
The Fujifilm X-E3 features the EXR Processor III chip. The sensor size on the Fujifilm X-E3 is 23.6mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 368 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS X-TRANS III sensor boasts 24MP and supports a native ISO range of 200 to 12800. This ISO can also be increased electronically to 100 to 51200. RAW files are supported therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
FujiFilm decided to skip the anti-alias filter on the Fujifilm X-E3. This can result in more sharper photographs but could create moire under certain situations.
The image below displays the Fujifilm X-E3's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X-E3 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm X-E3 dimensions
Fujifilm X-E3 is 0.74 pounds (337 grams or 11.89 oz) and the volume of the camera is 121mm x 74mm x 43mm (4.8" x 2.9" x 1.7"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 grams and the Fujifilm X-E3 is on par when compared with its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a photo of the Fujifilm X-E3 alongside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will show the button layout on the Fujifilm X-E3.
Fujifilm X-E3 Lens specs
The Fujifilm X-E3 fits the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses to choose from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the Fujifilm X-E3.
Fujifilm X-E3 Connectivity
The Fujifilm X-E3 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to send pictures and in some cases change settings without connecting directly to the camera.
Many applications even give a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Fujifilm X-E3 Video specs
The maximum video resolution on the Fujifilm X-E3 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p offers a fantastic resolution for video. You can easily crop to Full HD to get clearer video. Be mindful of the large file sizes and make sure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. While the camera includes a microphone socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket which means you will not have the option to monitor your sound levels.
Fujifilm X-E3 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Fujifilm X-E3 so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Fujifilm X-E3 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm X-E3 houses a 3" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily set focus point and adjust settings with your finger.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specs regarding Fujifilm X-E3 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,360k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.62x
Viewfinders are very handy during bright outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Fujifilm X-E3 Shutter specs
Fujifilm X-E3 has the ability to shoot continuously at 14.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/32000s. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may lead to "rolling shutter" under certain situations.
Fujifilm X-E3 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Fujifilm X-E3 includes external flash ability but does not include integrated flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/180s.
Fujifilm X-E3 Autofocusing specs
Fujifilm X-E3 includes both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and exact in comparison with Contrast Based focusing. The camera boasts Face detect making it handy for portrait photography.
The AF system boasts 325 focus points to pick from. Fujifilm X-E3 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust focus points. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Fujifilm X-E3 comes with manual focusing when required during low light situations or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Fujifilm X-E3 Battery life
The battery (NP-W126S) for the Fujifilm X-E3 is built to last for 350 shutters as per the CIPA specifications making it similar to its competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini has got the highest possible (650) battery life within this category of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:
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Fujifilm X-E3 for various kinds of photography
The following chart provides a summation of the Fujifilm X-E3 for various kinds of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Fujifilm X-E3 Portrait photography factors
The Fujifilm X-E3 has a score of 81 which is very high, and means the camera is a terrific pick to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support along with the capability to use off-camera flash.
Fujifilm X-E3 Street photography factors
Coming in at a nice points total of 72, the Fujifilm X-E3 is a fine choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Fujifilm X-E3 as a Sports photography camera
A superb sports photography rating of 76 suggests the Fujifilm X-E3 is a tremendous choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm X-E3 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very important when picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Fujifilm X-E3 gets a fantastic 77 as a travelling camera which is a tremendous choice to take on your holidays.
Fujifilm X-E3 Landscape photography factors
When you are planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm X-E3 and it's terrific score of 79 for a landscape camera is a excellent fit amongst its rivals.
Fujifilm X-E3 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging ought to come with a moving screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm X-E3 is not really very good for vlogging as it comes to a really bad rating of 37.
Fujifilm X-E3 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the Fujifilm X-E3, here is a number of the top placed cameras that fall under the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The line graph listed below shows you an overview of the Fujifilm X-E3 vs it's top scoring competitors mentioned earlier.
Here are a handful of other cameras you may take a look at as alternate options. To check out a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.