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Fujifilm: Ultra-Compact X-E3, Fujinon XF80mm Macro Lens, More Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

7 September 2017

Fujifilm has announced its X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera featuring a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm in an ultra-compact body. The company also announced its XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR macro lens, the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens in the X Series lineup of interchangeable lenses, as well as a new lens roadmap and upcoming firmware updates for X series cameras.

The X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus area and provides enhanced tracking performance for moving subjects. With the newly-developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects half the size or moving twice as fast as previous models.

The X-E3 also supports both Full HD and 4K video recording. Videos can be shot with Film Simulations in-camera to easily produce creative high-resolution footage.

The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth low energy wireless communication to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet for image transfers via the free Fujifilm Camera Remote application.

FUJIFILM X-E3

Highlights

Highlights of the new X-E3 include:

  • 24.3-Mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • X-Processor Pro image processor
  • 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder
  • 3.0-inch 1.04m-dot touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K/30p and Full HD video recording
  • Extended ISO 51,200
  • Continuous Shooting to 14 fps
  • 91-point AF with custom AF-C settings
  • Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Film simulation for photos and videos

Specifications

Specifications of the new X-E3 include:

SPECIFICATIONS
Sensor 24.3-Megapixel CMOS sensor
APS-C with 1.5x crop factor
Bit Depth 14-bit
Lens Mount Fujifilm X Mount
Dust Reduction System Yes
Storage SD/SDHC/SDXC
Viewfinder Electronic with 2,360,000 dots
100 pct. coverage
0.62x magnification
-4 to +2m diopter adjustment
Monitor 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD,br> 1,040,000 dots
100 pct. coverage
Shutter 30 to 1/4,000 seconds, Bulb
Frame Rate Up to 14 fps at 24.3-Mp for up to 22 Raw frames
Up to 14 fps at 24.3-Mp for up to 35 JPEG frames
ISO Auto, 200 to 12,800
Extended to 51,200
Autofocus Yes, hybrid with 91 points
Live View Yes
Flash No built-in flash, hot shoe
Commander, first/second-curtain, manual, TTL modes
1/180 second maximum sync speed
Movie 3840x2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 fps
1920x1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
1280x720p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
16:9 aspect ration
Up to 29:59 clips
Built-in stereo mic, optional external mic
Connectivity WiFi, Bluetooth
2.5mm sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Power NP-W126S replaceable lithium-ion battery
>8.4 VDC, 1260 mAh
Dimensions 4.8 x 2.9 x 1.7 inches
Weight 11.89 oz.

Price, Availability

Fujifilm said the X-E3 will be available in three versions in late September:

  • The X-E3 Body, Black or Silver for $899.95
  • The X-E3 Body with XF18-55mm Lens Kit, Black or Silver for $1,299.95
  • The X-E3 Body with XF23mm f2 R WR Lens Kit, Black or Silver for $1,149.95

B&H is also now accepting pre-orders for the black body-only, silver body only, black with 18-55 kit lens, silver with 18-55mm kit lens, black with 23mm lens and silver with 23mm lens.

FUJINON XF80 MACRO

The XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR is a lightweight, mid-telephoto macro lens using an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses. The lens is the first in the X series with a 1.0x magnification factor, the XF80mm.

It uses a Floating Focus System that suppresses aberration and supports handheld shooting with optical image stabilization. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element, making it less susceptible to smudges, water and dirt and is also designed to be weather and dust resistant.

Highlights

Highlights of the new macro lens include:

  • Fujifilm X mount
  • APS-C format
  • 120mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f2.8 to f22
  • One aspherical element
  • One Super ED element, three ED elements
  • Linear AF motor
  • Floating Focus System
  • Maximum magnification: 1:1
  • Minimum focus distance: 9.8"
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Weather-sealed design, fluorine coating

Specifications

Specifications of the new macro lens include:

FUJIFILM XF80MM MACRO LENS SPECIFICATIONS
Mount Fujifilm X Mount
Focal Length 80mm
120mm equivalent
Aperture Maximum: f2.8
Minimum: f22
9 rounded diaphragm blades
Angle of View 20.1°
Minimum Focus 9.84 inches
Magnification 1.0x
Optical Design One aspherical element
One Super ED element, three ED elements
Floating Focus System
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread 62mm
Dimensions 3.15 x 5.12 inches
Weight 1.65 lbs.

Price, Availability

Fujifilm said the XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR lens will be available in November for $1,199.95.

B&H is now accepting pre-orders.

LENS MAP

The company also announced its latest X Mount Lens Roadmap for lenses in the X series of mirrorless digital cameras.

The new roadmap adds two new lenses: the ultra-wide-angle zoom lens XF8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR and the telephoto prime lens XF200mm f2 R LM OIS WR.

FIRMWARE UPDATES

Fujifilm also announced details of firmware updates it will release in November and December for the X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 X series cameras "to add new functionality and improve operability."

The update (detailed in the release below) will include new support for Fujifilm X Raw Studio, improvements to the AF-C tracking algorithm in zone and tracking AF mode, 4K video support and computer tethering functions and enhancements to touch panel operations.

For more information see the news release below.

Fujifilm Announces New Ultra-Compact X-E3 With 4K Video, Touchscreen, Upgraded AF Tracking and Bluetooth Connectivity; New Fujinon XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens

Latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap unveiled; new Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 coming soon

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- As a leader in advanced digital camera technology, Fujifilm North America Corp. has announced the new Fujifilm X-E3 rangefinder style mirrorless digital camera with outstanding image quality and enhanced handling. The X-E3 features the latest 24.3-Mp X-Trans CMOS III image sensor and the X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine, along with a new image recognition algorithm in an ultra-compact body.

Also has announced is the new XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens, the first 1.0x magnification mid-telephoto macro lens in the X Series lineup of interchangeable lenses. The lens features a focal length equivalent to 122mm (in the 35mm format) and a maximum aperture of f2.8 for beautiful bokeh.

Exceptional Autofocus Tracking and High-Speed Response

The Fujifilm X-E3 features a large phase detection autofocus area and provides photographers with enhanced tracking performance for moving subjects. Equipped with a newly developed image recognition algorithm, the X-E3 is able to track moving subjects half the size or moving twice as fast as previous models.

The X-E3 supports both Full HD and 4K video recording. Videos can be shot with Film Simulations in-camera to easily produce creative high-resolution footage.

The compact and lightweight X-E3 is perfect for quick snapshots, boasting high-speed response times including a start-up time of just 0.4 seconds, shooting interval of 0.25 seconds, shutter time lag of 0.05 seconds and autofocus speed as fast as 0.06 seconds.

Enhanced Connectivity and Intuitive Touchscreen Control

The X-E3 is the first X Series model to feature Bluetooth low energy wireless communication. Providing photographers with enhanced connectivity, this feature offers the ability to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet for easy transfer of pictures via the free Fujifilm Camera Remote application.

The X-E3 features a high-resolution 3.0 inch 1.04-MB-dot static touchscreen LCD monitor to provide users with easy, intuitive operations in a variety of shooting and playback modes. When shooting with the X-E3, the touchscreen can be used to select the focus area or focus on a specific point before taking a picture. For playback, users can enjoy the ability to swipe or scroll through images, double-tap to enlarge, drag an image once enlarged, along with pinch-out and pinch-in sizing. A new Touch Function feature will also be available on the X-E3, enabling users to create customized camera functions by swiping left, right, up and down on the touchscreen panel.

Ultra-Compact and Lightweight Body for Portability and Practicality

Making it the perfect companion for everyday shooting and travel photography, the new Fujifilm X-E3 is the most compact and lightweight model with a viewfinder within the X Series interchangeable lens camera range. The X-E3 also features a Focus Lever positioned on the rear side of the camera that allows photographers to use joystick-type operations in eight directions to easily select a focus area.

The top plate features two precision-milled aluminum dials, giving the camera a premium feel and allowing users to easily adjust the shutter speed and exposure compensation while maintaining focus on taking a picture. The Exposure Compensation Dial now has the C position for exposure compensation up to [!]5 stops. The new X-E3 is also equipped with an Auto mode selector lever for selecting the fully-automatic Advanced SR Auto mode where the camera can automatically select the optimum settings for a given scene.

Fujifilm X-E3 Key Features

Key features include:

  • 24.3-Mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • X-Processor Pro
  • Start-up time of 0.4 sec
  • Ultra-fast AF speed of 0.06 sec
  • Offers 5.0fps live-view shooting
  • Shutter time lag of 0.050 sec
  • Shooting interval of 0.25 sec
  • 3.0 inch 1.04-MB-dot static TFT color LCD touchscreen monitor
  • 0.39 inch, 2,360K-dot OLED color viewfinder
  • Upgraded AF tracking performance
  • Newly developed image recognition algorithm to track moving subjects up to half the size or moving twice as fast as previous models.
  • 4K video can be recorded at [3840x2160] 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98P, 100Mbps
  • Continuous recording: up to approximately 10min
  • Full HD video can be recorded at 59.94 fps, 50 fps, 29.97 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps and 23.98 fps and with Film Simulation effects
  • Video can be outputted to external monitor via the HDMI port and input audio from an external microphone
  • Easily connect to external HDMI monitor and turn on HDMI Rec Control to automatically enable a clean HDMI output when the camera's shutter release button is pressed
  • Touch AF to change the focus area and refocusing according to subject movement functions in video recording
  • 25 high-performance Fujinon X Mount lenses for ultimate versatility
  • Bluetooth low energy wireless communication to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet device for easy transfer of pictures
  • Free Fujifilm Camera Remote app for Remote Control function

Fujifilm X-E3 Accessories:

  • X-E3 metal hand grip (MHG-XE3)
  • X-E3 bottom leather case (BLC-XE3)

Fujinon XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro Lens

The new XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR is a lightweight, mid-telephoto macro lens designed to deliver the very best results from Fujifilm's unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. Capable of achieving high quality macro shots, the XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR features an optical construction of 16 elements in 12 groups, including one aspherical lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses. As the first in the X Series interchangeable lens series to have a 1.0x magnification factor, the XF80mm f2.8 achieves high resolving power and beautiful bokeh, making it a perfect lens for capturing stunning macro images.

The XF80mm f2.8 R LM OIS WR has enhanced AF capabilities utilizing a Floating Focus System that suppresses aberration. The lens also supports handheld shooting with Optical Image Stabilization. A fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element, making it less susceptible to smudges, water and dirt, further improving its durability. The lens is also designed to be weather and dust resistant and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C.

Key Features

Key features include:

  • Fujifilm X Mount is compatible with all Fujifilm X Series interchangeable system cameras
  • Weather-sealed at eleven points around the barrel for weather and dust resistance; operates as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 degrees Celsius
  • 16 lens elements in 12 groups including one aspherical ED lens, one Super ED lens and three ED lenses
  • Uses Floating Focus System for improved AF
  • Optical Image Stabilization system achieves 5-stop image stabilization
  • Focus lens driven by a linear motor for fast and near-silent autofocus performance
  • Fluorine coating applied to front lens elements for improved durability
  • Compatible with XF1.4x and XF2.0x teleconverters

Updated X Mount Lens Roadmap Unveiled

Also announced is the latest development of the X Mount Lens Roadmap for developing interchangeable lenses for the X Series line of mirrorless digital cameras. The latest roadmap adds two new lenses: the ultra-wide-angle zoom lens XF8-16mm f2.8 R LM WR and the telephoto prime lens XF200mm f2 R LM OIS WR. With the expansion of the high performance X Mount lens lineup, Fujifilm covers more focal lengths from ultra-wide to telephoto to support a wide range of photography styles and shooting scenarios.

New Firmware Updates Coming Soon

Fujifilm will release new firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-T2, X100F and X-T20 X Series cameras in November and December to add new functionality and improve operability. These updates will include new support for Fujifilm X Raw Studio, dramatic improvements to the AF-C tracking algorithm in zone and tracking AF mode, addition of 4K video support and computer tethering functions and enhancements to touch