Inputs and Outputs Notes
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 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS standard zoom 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.
The View Mode button beside the viewfinder lets you choose from the following
- Eye Sensor: The Eye Sensor determines when the viewfinder and LCD
monitor are on and off. Raising the camera to your eye: EVF on, LCD off;
Lowering the camera from your eye: EVF off, LCD on.
- EVF Only: Viewfinder on, LCD monitor off
- LCD Only: Viewfinder off, LCD monitor on
- EVF Only + Eye Sensor: The Viewfinder turns on when you raise the
camera to your eye and turns off when you lower it. LCD monitor stays off.
- Eye Sensor + LCD Image Display: Raising the camera to your eye
turns on the viewfinder, but the LCD monitor comes on to display images
immediately after shooting.
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
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:
|Image Sizes ||3:2 ||16:9 ||1:1 |
|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:
- Panorama L:
- Horizontal: 9600 x 1440
- Vertical: 2160 x 9600
- Panorama M:
- Horizontal: 6400 x 1440
- Vertical: 2160 x 6400
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 |
|Program AE ||Automatic ||Automatic |
|Shutter Priority ||Manual ||Automatic |
|Aperture Priority ||Automatic ||Manual |
|Manual ||Manual ||Manual |
¹ Shutter Speed Options:
Varies with Shooting Mode and choice of Mechanical or Electronic Shutter.
² Aperture Options:
Depends upon the attached XF lens. For included XF 18-55mm lens, F2.8 to F22
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 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
- Provia/Standard: standard color reproduction
- Velvia/Vivid: a high-contrast palette of saturated colors, suited
for nature photos
- Astia/Soft: a soft-toned palette of less-saturated colors
- Classic Chrome: provides a calm look with soft colors
and enhanced shadow contrast
- Pro Negative Std: a soft-toned palette. The range of
hues available for skin tones is enhanced; a good choice for studio
- Pro Negative Hi: offers slightly more contrast than Pro
Negative Std, making it ideal for outdoor portraits.
- Acros: for black-and-white photos with rich gradation
and outstanding sharpness
- Monochrome: standard black-and-white
- Sepia: takes pictures in sepia tone
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
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:
- Flash Auto: flash fires
automatically as required by the shooting conditions, with the flash level
adjusted according to the subject brightness.
- Standard Flash:
flash will fire whenever a picture is taken with the flash level adjusted
according to the subject brightness.
- Slow Synchro:
auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds (tripod recommended), for
photographing portrait subjects against a backdrop of night scenery.
- 1st Curtain Sync: the flash fires immediately after the
- 2nd Curtain Sync: the flash fires immediately before the
- Auto FP (High-speed Sync): The camera automatically engages
front-curtain high-speed sync at shutter speeds faster than the flash sync
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
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:
- Printer or Photo Lab:
plug the camera into a Pictbridge-compatible printer,
insert the memory card into a compatible printer, or take the memory card to
a digital photo lab
- Transferring to Computer:
transfer the images to a computer before printing them
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
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.
18-55mm Lens: This X-E3 camera kit comes with the XF 18-55mm
F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS standard zoom lens. The lens includes a lens hood to block
unwanted light from entering the lens, causing flare.
Optical Image Stabilization: The lens features optical image
stabilization (OIS) to help prevent blurred images due to camera shake. The OIS
can be activated on the lens by way of the 2-way switch, and in the camera menu.
- Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups (includes 3 aspherical and 1
extra low dispersion elements)
- Focal Length: 18-55mm (35mm format equivalent: 27-84mm)
- Angle of View: 76.5° - 29°
- Max. Aperture: F2.8 (W) - F4 (T)
- Min. Aperture: F22 (W-T)
- Aperture Control: 7 blade, rounded diaphragm opening;
Stop size: 1/3 EV (19 stops)
- Focus Range:
- Normal: Wide: 23.6" to infinity (whole zoom position)
- Macro: Wide: 11.81" to 32.8', Telephoto: 15.75" to
- Max. Magnification: 0.15x (telephoto)
- Filter Size: 58mm
- Dimensions: Diameter: 2.56", Length: 2.77" (wide) to
- Weight: 10.93 ounces
Inputs and Outputs Notes
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:
- Fujifilm Camera Remote: Fujifilm Camera Remote helps you establish a wireless
connection between your camera and a smartphone or tablet. It is compatible with
the following devices:
- Apple: iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.0 and later
- Android: Android smartphones
and tablets with version 4.0 and up.
- Fujifilm PC Autosave: Fujifilm PC Autosave allows you
to download pictures from your camera to your PC or Mac over wireless
requires the following Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
- Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.7-10.11, and macOS Sierra.
- MyFinePix Studio: Using MyFinePix Studio and a USB
connection, you can copy pictures to your computer, where they can be
stored, viewed, organized, and printed. It is compatible with Windows 10,
Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 (SP1).
- RAW File Converter EX: RAW File Converter EX allow you
to view RAW files on your computer. It is compatible with Windows 10,
Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS X 10.7-10.11, and macOS Sierra.