DPReview Published the Fujifilm X-E3 Review (84% Overall Score)

DPReview published their full in-depth review for the Fujifilm X-E3 mirrorless camera, and the new Fujifilm X-E3 mirrorless camera achieved an impressive 84% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Fujifilm X-E3 Key Features:

  • 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
  • X-Processor Pro Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K/30p and Full HD Video Recording
  • Extended ISO 51200, Shooting to 14 fps
  • 91-Point AF with Custom AF-C Settings
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Film Simulation for Photos and Videos

Pros:

  • Excellent out of camera JPEGs
  • Good high ISO noise performance
  • Dynamic range is very good
  • Good build quality with attractive styling
  • Numerous direct controls
  • Highly customizable
  • Responsive AF system with up to 325 selectable points
  • AF joystick
  • Responsive touchscreen
  • High resolution EVF
  • 15 cool Film Simulation modes
  • 8 fps burst shooting w/continuous AF
  • UHD 4K/30p video capture
  • Low power BlueTooth allows for a constant connection to one’s device
  • Exposure compensation available when using Auto ISO with manual exposure
  • External mic input
  • Camera can be charged over USB connection; external charger included

Cons:

  • Hunting can be an issue when using Continuous AF in low light
  • Face Detect not reliable in low light
  • AF tracking performance is variable
  • Phase detection AF area smaller than that of peers
  • No histogram, face detection (in 4K) or zebra warnings in movie mode
  • Can’t access memory card slot while camera is on a tripod
  • Fixed screen

From DPReview Conclusion:

The Fujifilm X-E3 has the looks of a classic rangefinder, but don’t let that fool you, it’s got the guts of a modern camera. Handling is excellent thanks to ample direct controls, a super-responsive touchscreen, AF-point selection joystick and high-resolution electronic viewfinder. For the novice, there’s an auto switch that makes the camera simple to use. Image quality, especially JPEG, is top-notch and the 15 ‘Film Simulations’ are fun to try. Performance is snappy and autofocus is reliable in good light. 4K video quality is average and subject tracking is a tad unreliable. Still, the X-E3 is a super capable, great-handling camera. Read the full review at DPReview.

Fujifilm X-E3: $899.95 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama

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