I have been happy Fujian users for a long time, but this was my first watch of the new generation with X-Trans III. The impressions are mixed.
+ Pixel mapping and USB charging are estimated
+ Rap processor with all that means for AF and handling
"Too little, I find no grip I like while the old X-E feels perfectly balanced.
"To me, modern Sony sensors feel a bit sterile and boring in character, and I think X-Trans III took a real step closer to the norm in that sense. Hard to put your finger on what it is but the stomach in X-Trans I and II went a little lost for me.
- It gets hot if the processor is working hard for a couple of minutes.
"The viewer is strangely cramped. Whatever I look, not the whole picture and all the text is sharp at the same time, but I can move the eye or the camera depending on where I want to look good. Absolutely unthinkable, have never experienced this in a Fuji.
To make sure I did not get tight, I bought an X-E1 with some bumper marks for 1200kr. For me, taking pictures with a more analogue character, lies better in the hand, a searcher who has a resolution, despite being nicer to look in, feels more well-built. The autofocus can not be compared, but once you've learned how to handle a poor contrast AF, I do not feel like it's anymore.
Conclusion: X-E1 remains, X-E3 goes out to the block and is no camera I would like to live with.