Fujifilm X-E3

Fujifilm X-E3 front

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 #19 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all-around #142 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. Remember to use our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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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.

comes with external microphone socket
comes with HDMI socket
does not have anti-alias filter
features face detection focus
features tracking autofocus
focusing manually
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
MP count good (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
quiet shooting (1/32,000s)
saves RAW formats
screen size is good (3 inches)
supports bluetooth
supports phase detect auto focus
supports touch focus
touchscreen functionality
very good screen resolution (1,040 k dots)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
fixed screen
no headphone socket
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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.

Photography Glossary

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.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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 329 grams and the Fujifilm X-E3 is on par when compared with its competitors.

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The following is a photo of the Fujifilm X-E3 alongside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm X-E3 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show the button layout on the Fujifilm X-E3.

Fujifilm X-E3 topview buttons dials

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.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Fujifilm-XF-16mm-F1.4-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 R WR16mmf/1.4 375g
Fujifilm-XF-50mm-F2-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR50mmf/2.0 200g
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Sigma-30mm-F1.4-DC-DN-C-X-Mount lensSigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN C30mmf/1.4 265g
Samyang-100mm-F2.8-Macro-X-Mount lensSamyang 100mm F2.8 Macro100mmf/2.8720g
Fujifilm-XF-50mm-F1.0-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR50mmf/1.0 845g
Kamlan-28mm-F1.4-Fujifilm-X lensKamlan 28mm F1.428mmf/1.4384g
Photography Glossary
Fujifilm-XF-18mm-F1.4-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR18mmf/1.4 370g
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 343. Fujifilm X-S20 has got the highest possible (750) battery life within this category of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the best battery life:

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 80 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.

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you can focus manually
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detection focus
delivers RAW files

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.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
comes with touch to focus
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm X-E3 as a Sports photography camera

A nice sports photography rating of 75 suggests the Fujifilm X-E3 is a respectable choice for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

Photography Glossary
silent shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
decent MP (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking focus
comes with phase detect AF
lack of image stabilization

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.

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has bluetooth
features touch to focus
MP count decent (24 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen

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.

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has manual focus
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
does not have anti aliasing filter
exports RAW files
lack of image stabilization

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.

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has touchscreen
features face detect focusing
good video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have microphone jack
does not contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization

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.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm X-E3
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Physical type
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
EXR Processor III
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW format
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Min boosted ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Total focus points
Lens mount type
Fujifilm X
Amount of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inches
Display resolution
1,040k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dots
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
Maximum shutter speed
Maximum quiet shutter speed
Continuous shooting rate
14.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash options
no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 (20p, 25p, 24p)
Max video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
337 gr (0.74 pounds)
121 x 74 x 43mm (4.8" x 2.9" x 1.7")
Battery life
350 images
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Card slots
Cost at launch