Fujifilm X-E3 Will be Smaller than X-E2 (Trusted Source). What Other Design Changes Can We Expect?

Fujifilm X-E3 Design

A trusted source told me, that the Fujifilm X-E3 will have some “design changes”.

One of the changes of the Fujifilm X-E3 compared to its predecessors should be it’s size: it will be smaller.

I remind you that currently all 3 cameras in the X-E line-up, the Fujifilm X-E1, the X-E2 and the X-E2s, share the very same design.

Note that “smaller” does not necessarily mean “much smaller”. It could be a minor size difference, like the one between the X-T1 and X-T2… but maybe also a more significant one.

I will try to give you guys a more accurate indication soon.

In the meantime, keep up participating to Jano’s very well done X-E3 poll.

What else could change?

Maybe the combined shutter/ISO dial. A redesigned grip? A larger viewfinder? No more pop-up flash?

And another big question: tilt screen or not? I have to admit I am hearing something in this regard. But I also know that it’s a tiny bit too early to be 100% sure there won’t be last second changes with this. But I promise that once I’m 95%+ sure it will or will not have a tilt screen, I will share it here on FujiRumors.

The Fujifilm X-E3 will come this year, maybe this fall.

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Fujifilm X-E3 to Come in Fall 2017 – New Source

I already told you that the Fujifilm X-E3 is be back on Fuji’s “To Do” list. This comes from a reliable source.

Well, I have to add one more tidbit: according to a New Source, the Fujifilm X-E3 will come in fall 2017! But take this with an extra grain of salt for now.

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Fujifilm Manager: GFX & X-T2 Demand Higher than Expected :: Fujinon 200/2.8 or 200/2 :: Fujifilm X-E3 :: X-T2 Kaizen & More

These are busy days for journalists at the CP+ in Japan, and the next interview with Fujifilm Managers just hit the web, this time again with Mr Makoto Oishi. Some excerpts:

  • We’ve sold more X-T2’s than we ever expected.”
  • X-T2 shipping problems due to Kumamoto earthquake. But “from this year we’re in a better position and we have enough stock.”
  • The request to control ISO on X-T2 via FN button/command dial instead of dedicated dial is something that Fujifilm “should consider” to add “maybe a firmware upgrade
  • GFX more demand than we expected
  • “When we announce our new telephoto prime we also need a higher performance body”.
  • “We’re still thinking about the focal length and the aperture. There’s a big difference between a 200mm f/2.8 and a 200mm f/2 – they’re totally different.” – NOTE: a rumor of last year, February 2016, said 200mmF2.
  • X70 was successful last year and Fujifilm wants to keep small fixed lens compact cameras in their lineup – NOTE: X80 Rumor
  • X-E3: “With the strong demand for X-E series cameras we have to think seriously about the future lineup.” NOTE: Check out this X-E3 rumor

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Fujifilm Managers: “We are Aware of the Many Requests for Fujifilm X-E3. Rangefinder GFX is an Option. GF Lenses Design Challanges & Future”

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Dpreview Interviews Fujifilm Managers

Dpreview interviewed Fuji Guy Billy (Manager for the Technical Marketing and Product Specialist Group) and two more Fuji Managers, Makoto Oishi, manager of Fujifilm’s Sales and Marketing Group and Yuji Igarashi, general manager of Fujifilm’s Electronic Imaging Division.

They talk about the latest big Fuji announcements. If you are in a hurry, here some of the highlights:

  • GFX TARGET: Fashion, commercial and landscape photographers. And especially when it comes to landscape, it’s not just professional photographers, but also amateur photographers. The tonality and dynamic range also mean it’ll appeal to wedding and architecture photographers.
  • NEW GF LENSES (besides the 6 already announced): We have some ideas but haven’t decided yet. For example maybe a wide-angle zoom for landscape photographers or maybe something like a 200 or 250mm and so on. We want more feedback from users about what to make next.
  • AUTOFOCUS: Some of the first [GF] lenses have linear motors, whereas the 63mm has a different motor, more like the one used in the 23mm F2. The autofocus speed is already very good: we haven’t had any complaints. Instead we’ve had some users surprised by how fast the contrast-detection system is. From a technical point of view, maybe in the future we might incorporate phase-detection pixels. On the other hand, we’re already developed advanced CDAF algorithms.’ There’s no image quality cost to using phase detection.
  • GF LENS DESING CHALLANGES: As the sensor becomes bigger, that means chromatic aberration becomes bigger: it’s proportional to the size. In GFX we’ve minimized aberrations optically and the used digital compensation only to refine then final result, and it depends on lens
  • GFX 50R RANGERFINDER?: The GFX 50S is one style: the ‘S’ means ‘SLR-style.’ Another way to do it would be a rangefinder style camera. Maybe an ‘R’ could be a rangefinder: we’re always considering other options and possibilities.
  • X100F: The X100 series presents a great opportunity: the body size means it works as a second camera for anyone: not just Fujifilm users. If they fall in love with your system then maybe they’ll consider your cameras in future.’ […] X100 is about design. Even making it a couple of millimeters thicker to incorporate a touchscreen or tilt screen would make a big difference. It could change the design completely
  • X-E3: ‘XE is an important series for us,’ Oishi says: ‘There are so many XE1, 2 and 2S users in the world. We are always thinking about the next model, whether that’s XT, XE or X-Pro. Obviously we can’t confirm anything at this point but we are aware there are many requests for this type of camera [see these FujiRumors Polls]

So there is hope for the X-E3… and I like it to believe we, the Fujirumors community, were able to make enough pressure on Fujifilm in all these months… as we already did with other products in the past apparently.

You can read the whole interview at dpreview here.

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Fujifilm X100F or Fujifilm X-E3… Which One Would You Buy? – POLL

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See the original FujiRumors Poll, that Fujfiilm used in an official presentation to the Press

Fujifilm X-E3 or X100F?

Imagine an X-E3, spec’ed like the X100F, which one would you buy? Of course consider differences, like the hybrid viewfinder and leaf shutter on the X100F and the interchangeable lenses on the X-E3. But for the rest, sensor, processor, AF-performance, video capabilities and so forth would be identical.

Why this Survey?

I launch this Poll to see, which camera would sell better amongst FujiRumors readers. And a little bit I launch it also for Fujifilm Managers… this market study comes to you for free, but if you really insist, I could also accept a free Fujifilm GFX* ;)

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