X-E3 mirrorless in rangefinder style
FUJIFILM has revealed the details of the latest model to sit in its esteemed X-series line- up of APS- C cameras.
Following on from the popularity of the X- E2 and the X- E2S, the X- E3 is crafted in a rangefinder-type style, being flat in appearance and with the viewfinder placed to the left.
Like other cameras in Fujifilm’s X-series, it features a 24.3- millionpixel X-Trans CMOS sensor, which is coupled with the powerful X- Processor Pro, the latest version available for Fujifilm cameras.
A new feature, which makes its debut in the X- E3, is Bluetooth low- energy wireless communication. This allows photographers to pair the camera with their smartphone or tablet for easy transfer of pictures using minimal power – a standard Wi- Fi connection is also available.
On the rear of the camera, the LCD monitor is touch-sensitive, which along with supporting touch-shot, touch AF and focus area selection, now has the ability to understand gestures, such as pinch to zoom, or flicking through images.
Updates have been made to the AF algorithm, particularly in regards to tracking moving subjects. Fujifilm claims it is twice as fast as previous models, and is capable of locking onto smaller subjects. Speeds of up to 0.06secs are promised. There’s also 5fps shooting available, as well as a quick start- up time of 0.4secs, and a shutter lag time of 0.050secs.
For the first time in an X- E series camera 4K video recording is included, as well as Full HD. Film Simulation modes can be used, while video can also be output to an external monitor via the HDMI port. Audio can be enhanced by using the microphone port.
Other features include a 0.39in, 2,360k- dot OLED colour viewfinder and an Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera chooses the optimum settings for a given scene.
Accessories will also be available, and the XF lens range now totals 25. The Fujifilm X- E3 will be out this month, with a retail price of £849 body only, or £1,249 with an 18-55mm f/2.8- 4 lens.
The new X-E3 mirrorless camera boasts Bluetooth low-energy wireless communication
The touch-sensitive LCD monitor can also understand pinch to zoom or flicking through images