Fujifilm has launched the X-E3, the company’s latest addition to its X Series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, in India. Launched globally last month, the rangefinder style compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera is now available in India for ₹70,999 (body only), and ₹1,02,999 with an 18-55mm F2.8-4 kit. You can also buy the Fujifilm X-E3 with the Fujinon XF23mm F2.0 lens for ₹89,999. The camera is available in black and silver.
The X-E3 combines a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor with Fujifilm’s X-Processor Pro image processing engine. The mid-range camera features a touchscreen, and does away with the traditional four-way controller seen on the rear panel of the X-T20, relying instead on the touch panel for a lot of basic operations, especially during playback. You can now pinch to zoom in, swipe left and right during playback and even use the touch panel for focus area selection as well as Touch AF to focus on your subject. The camera also has an AutoF joystick, first seen on the X-Pro2, for focus point selection. Fujifilm also claims to use an improved AF algorithm which promises an enhanced camera performance when tracking a moving subject. Fujifilm has also done away with the built-in flash seen on previous X-E models, making it lighter and more compact. Thankfully, the company has been thoughtful enough to include a shoe-mount flash unit in the box.
The newly launched X-E3 also happens to be the first X-Series camera to offer Bluetooth capability. The X-E3 can be paired with your smartphone or tablet for easy transfer of photos or to remotely operate the camera using the Fujifilm Camera Remote app.
The X-E3 will let you record 4K video at 30fps in addition to Full HD video, and both modes are compatible with Fujifilm’s Film Simulation modes. The X-E3 includes an HDMI port that will let you output recorded video to an external monitor, and a microphone input. There is no headphone port to monitor audio quality, sadly.