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Great camera and lens. Sharp, clear photos. Perfect travel package.
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I'm a big fan of Fujifilm cameras for their minimalist design, excellent build quality, and undeniable retro appeal. The X-E3 blends the latest mirrorless technology with old-school looks and controls. It shares a lot of cutting-edge features with Fujifilm's flagship X-H1, and it's also the most compact and lightweight camera in the X Series lineup.
The X-E3 is an ideal companion for travel or everyday use. Whether you prefer manual shooting or letting the camera take over, using the viewfinder or tapping on the LCD screen to snap the shutter, shooting with X-E3 is intuitive and — most importantly — fun.
The X-E3's 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized sensor and high-speed processing engine combine to give your photos and videos exceptional color reproduction with high ISO sensitivity and low noise.
Video can be output through HDMI while recording, so you can simultaneously check footage on the LCD or viewfinder and an external monitor. A 2.5mm microphone input lets you add an external mic so you can capture high-quality audio to match the 4K video resolution.
The more in-tune you feel with your camera, the better your photos and videos will be. Personally, I want my camera to feel like an extension of my own eye. And I find Fujifilm cameras offer a seamless, intuitive experience in this regard — more so even than some of the higher-end DSLRs I've tried.
The X-E3's engraved metal dials make it easy to adjust settings without having to take your eye off the scene. Its bright OLED electronic viewfinder can display all your settings and show you what your final image will look like, so you can stay focused on your subject.
If you prefer framing your shots on the back of your camera — and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that approach — The X-E3's touchscreen offers and equally intuitive experience, with gesture controls like "flick" and "pinch zoom".
As a renowned manufacturer of color and black-and-white films for over 80 years, the folks at Fujifilm have a deep understanding of the role color plays in creating memorable photos. The X-E3's 15 different film simulation modes — including the popular Provia and Velvia film types — let you use different tones and gradations to add texture, depth, and atmosphere to your photos and videos.
The X-E3's high-speed processing power gives it improved autofocus performance over previous X Series models. For subjects on the move, AF-C Custom settings let you optimize autofocus according to the type of movement for extra-precise tracking.
The included 23mm f/2 lens is great for creating radiant low-light images and crisp portraits with beautifully blurred backgrounds. Its 35mm equivalent focal length makes it a great walk-around lens — it's versatile enough to capture landscapes and street scenes, along with close-ups and detail shots.
This lens's low-profile design won't draw a lot of attention your way, so it's perfect for taking candid shots at parties or other events. Metal construction gives it durability and a solid feel, plus it's weather-resistant so you can safely use it outdoors in all kinds of conditions.
Average Customer Review(s):
Great camera and lens. Sharp, clear photos. Perfect travel package.
My main camera is x-t1 and I purchased x-e3 for my wife. This camera produce some really beautiful images. I don't shoot this camera much only because it's my wife's and I'm used to the ergonomics of x-t1. one thing I really love about this camera is the joystick. it's awesome and I wish there was one on x-t1. And the 23mm f2 lens is my favorite lens out of 5 of my fuji lenses including the 16mm f1.4 that some would describe it as a magical lens. with this camera and lens combo, I have no problem getting focus on my shots unless I'm in very low light situations. In fact, it's probably the fastest focusing lens I have. Don't just take my word for it. Do your research and find out what this little beast can do. Just as every other fuji lens, this lens is very sharp even at wide open. one major con for any fuji x camera is its battery. if you're planning to shoot all day, have a few extra batteries handy.
Pros: Joystick, autofocus system, film simulatons, size and weight, great for travel
Cons: ergonomics, no collar and dial controls like x-t series, battery
I encountered a hiccup ordering online when the X-E3 and printer package was not available as advertised. I requested online assistance and my online rep was able to clear up the purchase snafu faster than if I had simply ordered on my own. It's always a pleasant surprise when the ordering experience, package delivery, and the final product meet or exceed my expectations. The X-E3 with the 23mm prime lens kit allows for consistent photo taking comfort. Rather than fumbling with the camera I am able to enjoy the environment that I am trying to capture with this well designed tool. Highly impressed with Fujifilm and Crutchfield.
Pros: Excellent tech, Light weight, Good overall value
Cons: Price is higher than others
Just finishing up a two week trip in Asia and I am immensely disappointed with this camera (owned X-T1 previously). This camera is slow, slow to acquire focus (23mm 2.0, 50mm 2.0) and slow to turn after
Pros: Overall picture quality, dynamic range, weight
Cons: Slow focus, slow to turn on, joy stick gets bumped when on strap (neck or black rapid) causing focus point to constantly move, often get random menu items to pop up when depressing assigned rear buttonsCrutchfield response on 12/8/2017 Ben, we're sorry you're disappointed with your camera. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||35mm|
|Built-in Flash||External Flash|
|Image Stabilization||With optional lens|
|Highest Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Video Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||11.9|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Fujifilm X-E3 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera with the Fujifilm X lens mount. It is compatible with the XF Fujinon prime and zoom lenses. This package includes the XF 23mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS wide angle lens.
3.0" LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The X-E3 has a 3.0" color LCD touchscreen monitor featuring approximately 1,040,000 dots and approximately 100% coverage in the shooting mode. The monitor's brightness and color hue can be adjusted between +5 and -5. If desired, you can disable the LCD's touch controls, and select an area of the LCD to use for touch controls while the viewfinder is active (all, left, or right).
0.39" OLED Viewfinder: The camera is equipped with a 0.39" OLED viewfinder with 2,360,000 dots. The viewfinder has a diopter correction dial that allows you to adjust the strength of the viewfinder in accordance with your eyesight. The eye sensor next to the viewfinder detects when you raise the camera to your eye and turns on the viewfinder. It also turns off the viewfinder when you lower the camera.
View Mode: The View Mode button beside the viewfinder lets you choose from the following display modes:
Image Sensor/Processor: The X-E3 features a 23.5mm x 15.6mm APS-C format, X-Trans CMOS III image sensor with approximately 24.3-million effective pixels. The camera uses ultrasonic vibration to clean the image sensor. In the menu, you can select sensor cleaning when the camera is switched on, switched off, or on command.
Recording Media: Still images and movies are recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. UHS-I cards are supported, and cards with a UHS speed class of 3 or better are recommended for movies. No memory cards are included with the camera.
Bluetooth: The Fujifilm X-E3 is the first X-Series camera to be equipped with Bluetooth. The camera can pair with your smartphone or tablet through the Fujifilm Camera Remote app (iOS and Android compatible). You can browse images on the camera, download selected images from the camera to your smartphone or tablet, control the camera remotely, and upload GPS location data to the camera.
Wi-Fi: You can connect the camera to smartphones, tablets, and your computer via Wi-Fi. As with Bluetooth, you can view and transfer images, remotely control the camera, and copy location information to the camera. Using the Fujifilm PC Autosave, you can connect to your PC or Mac over wireless networks to upload images from the camera.
Still Image Quality: The X-E3 records still images in JPEG format in 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect ratios in three sizes and two compression ratios (Fine or Normal). In addition, 24MP (6000 x 4000) RAW images can be recorded from the raw, uncompressed image data from the camera's image sensor. You can also shoot a RAW + JPEG image at the same time, with separate RAW and JPEG files recorded and stored. Available image sizes and aspect ratios include:
|Large||6000 x 4000||6000 x 3376||4000 x 4000|
|Medium||4240 x 2832||4240 x 2384||2832 x 2832|
|Small||3008 x 2000||3008 x 1688||2000 x 2000|
Panorama: The camera is capable of taking panoramic images by panning the camera through one of two angle settings. As you pan the camera, multiple frames are recorded and automatically stitched together in the camera to create the panoramic image. The Panorama options are:
4K and HD Movies: The X-E3 can record 4K UHD, Full HD, and HD movies in MOV format (H.264 standard) with Linear PCM audio (stereo, 48kHz sampling). You can choose from the following frame sizes and rates:
|Option||Frame Size||Frame Rates|
|4K||3840 x 2160||29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps, 23.98 fps|
|Full HD||1920 x 1080||59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps, 23.98 fps|
|HD||1280 x 720||59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps, 23.98 fps|
Shooting Modes: The Fujifilm X-E3 lets you set the shutter speed and aperture automatically or manually. The shutter speed and aperture settings combine for four shooting modes:
|Shooting Mode||Shutter Speed¹||Aperture²|
¹ Shutter Speed Options: Varies with Shooting Mode and choice of Mechanical Shutter or Electronic Shutter.
² Aperture Options: Depends upon the attached XF lens. For included XF 23mm lens, F2 to F16.
Scene Position: In Auto Mode, you can let the camera automatically adjust the settings. You can select Advanced SR Auto to let the camera automatically match the mode to the subject, or you can choose one of the following modes that are specific to the subject type: Portrait, Portrait Enhancer, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Underwater, Party, Flower, and Text.
ISO Sensitivity: The camera's sensitivity for still pictures and movies can be set automatically, or manually between ISO 200 to 12800 in 1/3EV increments. Extended settings (for still images only) are equivalent to ISO 100, 125, 160, 25600, and 51200. You can also choose an Auto ISO setting with maximum settings of 400, 800, 1600, 3200, or 6400. The Auto settings will adjust the sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in more noise in the recorded images.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. You can select Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, Incandescent light and Underwater (requires waterproof case). In addition, you can measure for a white balance value, and save them in one of three presets, or select from a list of color temperatures.
Film Simulation: The X-E3 can simulate the effects of different kinds of film, including black-and-white. You can select one of the following options:
Color Space: Depending upon how you intend to use the image, you can choose the output color space at the general sRGB setting or the broader color rendition of Adobe RGB (for commercial printing).
Exposure Compensation: Using the dedicated Exposure Compensation dial on the top of the camera, you can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure a total of 19 steps from -3.0 to +3.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps. There is a "C" position on the dial that switches compensation control to the front command dial, allowing you to change the exposure compensation from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps. Exposure compensation is available in all shooting modes except Manual. The compensation range for movies is limited to -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3EV increments.
Bracketing: You can take a series of photos with varying settings for each picture. Bracketing options include: AE BKT, ISO BKT, Film Simulation BKT, White Balance BKT, and Dynamic Range BKT.
Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of pictures using the Continuous Shooting mode. Shooting takes place while the shutter button is pressed, and end when the button is released or the memory card becomes full. Continuous shooting rates are as follows:
|Frame Rate||Total number of frames|
|JPEG||Lossless RAW||Uncompressed RAW|
|14 fps*||35 frames||22 frames||21 frames|
|11 fps*||53 frames||23 frames||21 frames|
|8.0 fps||62 frames||25 frames||23 frames|
|5.0 fps||68 frames||28 frames||25 frames|
|4.0 fps||73 frames||29 frames||25 frames|
|3.0 fps||81 frames||32 frames||27 frames|
* Electronic Shutter only
Multiple Exposures: You can create a photograph that combines two exposures. After taking the first shot, the image is superimposed on the view through the lens while framing the second shot. If the results aren't satisfactory, you can retake the second shot.
Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer. The 10 second self timer is recommended for self portraits, while the 2-second self timer is used to reduce blur caused by the camera moving when the shutter button is pressed.
Remote Release: The X-E3 is compatible with optional remote release units. The optional Fujifilm RR-90 can plug into the camera's USB port. Other Fuji remote releases can use the camera's 2.5mm sub-minijack connection. A Remote Release can be used to take photos when the camera is on a tripod or for long time-exposures. In addition, a standard cable release can be used when attached into the threaded receptacle on the shutter release button.
Focus Modes: The camera lets you choose how the camera focuses. You can select Single AF, Continuous AF, or Manual Focus using the focus ring on the attached lens.
Flash Modes: The X-E3 comes with the EF-X8 external flash, which mounts to the camera's hot shoe. Other shoe-mounted flash units can also be used, if desired, including those connected via the Sync Terminal. You can choose from the following flash modes:
Light Metering: The X-E3 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can select from four metering options: Multi, Spot, Average, or Center Weighted.
Viewing Images: Images can be played back one-at-a-time or in a variety of multi-frame views. You can choose from a 9-frame view (3 x 3 grid) or a 100-frame view (10 x 10 grid). Playback zoom lets you zoom in to see a close-up view of the subject.
Cropping: You can enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size). After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition, you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio of 3:2, and will be saved as a separate file.
Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select "Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original image.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
Performance Options: The camera gives you two options for adjusting power management settings: High Performance and Standard Performance. When set to High Performance, the camera provides the fastest Auto Focus speed, and very high quality images in the Viewfinder and LCD monitor, but causes the battery to drain much faster. At the Standard Performance setting, the AF speed and battery endurance are normal, and the image quality in the EVF and LCD are high.
Power Requirements: The X-E3 is powered by the supplied NP-W126S Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. The NP-W126 is also compatible. The NP-W126S charges in the supplied charger (BC-W126) in approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. The expected battery life of a fully-charged NP-W126S is dependent upon the Performance option selected, and the use of the LCD and EVF while shooting:
|Performance Option||LCD Monitor||Viewfinder|
|High Performance||Approx. 260 shots||Approx. 260 shots|
|Standard||Approx. 350 shots||Approx. 350 shots|
|Movie Mode||Battery Life|
|Typical Movie Capture||Continuous Movie Capture|
|4K||Approx. 50 mins||Approx. 70 mins|
|Full HD||Approx. 60 mins||Approx. 95 mins|
Auto Power Off Function: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Power Off function will automatically turn off the camera to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for 2 minutes or 5 minutes, as set in the menu. Regardless of the option selected, the camera will not automatically turn off when connected to a printer or computer, or when a slide show is in progress.
Overview: This X-E3 camera kit comes with the Fujinon XF23mm F2 R WR, a wide-angle lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 35mm. Its weather-resistant and dust-resistant finish lets you use the lens in extreme shooting conditions, including temperatures as low as 14°F (-10°C). The lens comes with front and rear lens caps, and a lens hood.
Optics: The XF23mm lens has 10 elements in 6 groups, including two aspherical lens elements. The lens has a 43mm filter thread for adding screw-on filters.
Stepping Motor: The lens features an inner-focus Auto Focusing system uses a stepping motor to drive the focusing group of lens elements for silent and fast autofocusing. When using the lens with the Fujifilm cameras with phase detection AF systems, the lens can focus in a blazing 0.05 seconds.
Lens Hood: The lens comes with a bayonet-style lens hood to reduce glare and to protect the front element. When attached, the lens hood adds approximately 1/2" to the overall length of the lens.
USB: The X-E3 features a Mini-B 2.0 USB port for connecting the supplied USB cable. This output allows you to download your photos to your computer via USB, or connect the optional RR-90 Remote Release.
HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI (Type C) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV.
Microphone In/Remote Release: A 2.5mm sub-minijack is provided for connecting an external microphone with a 2.5mm plug. You can also use the jack for connecting the optional RR-80 Remote Release.
System Requirements: The Fujifilm X-E3 comes with no camera software in the box. The following software is compatible with the X-E3:
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