It's simple for me - and I do not need to read Rico Pfirstinger review or other Fuji "guys" reviews to know the X-E3 value for me - it's low.
Shoting mostly with VF I can't accept X-E2 successor that has only x0.62 magnification - even smaller then X-E2! I expected X-E3 at least with x.0.70 as Sony A6300/6500 has, or around it, but not that tiny EVF taken from X-30. So, this and same terrible small, narrow, a "point-and-shot' style eyepiece without eye cup, it's enough reason to give up X-E3.
But there are 2 more ones that I haven't expected:
2). Lack of D-pad with Fn buttons that are very important for direct and fast access to set features. Touched LCD will sloooooooooooooooooow it!
3). Lack of tilt LCD in 2018. It's a falt.
Tilt LCD is very useful in that many street/reportage situations where you need to be as descret as possible. I really hoped for it. I found it lack in any Fuji cam with corner EVF as big mistake.
X-E3 is aimed for people who love to play and shot with LCD and do not count the time. Not for me.
I am waiting for Nikon FF mirrorless now and also for A6500 successor that may have two more command dials - it has many Fn buttons, tilt LCD, larger x-0.70 EVF, well placed AF-L button for back AF and new 16/1.4 is expecting from Sony. We will see.
I'd be interested to know just how many people like the X-E3. I don't know how to set up a poll (even though I don't think Fuji will pay attention to it!), but I'd like to see who actually wants to buy the X-E3 versus those who will choose to stick to the existing X-E camera or buy something else.
There has been a lot of very vocal negativism, from me and many others as the X-E3 seems to be morphing into a smartphone and away from being a serious camera. I'd have been quite happier if they had chose to introduce it as an X-A camera with an EVF instead and given us an upgraded X-E2s with the new sensor, focus, joystick, IBIS and articulated screen - then we could all have been happy. In essence, it's too small and too gimmicky.
To be positive, I welcome the sensor, the improved AF, the joystick and even the top plate re-design but that's where it ends. To sum up my wish-list, I'd have liked IBIS, an articulated screen and similar controls to the X-E2s.
Edited by renes, 17 September 2017 - 06:50 PM.