Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III – Comparison


Here is the quick review and comparison of Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III. In this article you can find the key differences between Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III mirrorless cameras.

Fujifilm has unveiled the X-E3 mirrorless camera with 24MP sensor and 4K video. Designed in a more compact and lightweight body, the new rangefinder-style camera is a more touchscreen-driven model to the SLR-like X-T20.

The Olympus E-M10 Mark III has a 16.1-megapixel Four Thirds CMOS sensor powered by a dual quad-core TruePic VIII Processor. This is the same processor used in the E-M1 Mark II. There’s 4K video recording and the continuous shooting goes up to 8.5 frames per second. The Micro Four Thirds camera is selling for $650 body only. See the first tests with samples.

Let’s have a brief look at the main features of Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III. So what may be the main differences when consider their specs list? Current Fuji users might want to check out the X-E3 vs X-T20 vs X-T2 vs X-E2S – Comparison too.

Differences between Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III Cameras

If you’re trying to decide which one to buy as your first camera, here are the differences of Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III cameras. Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera.

Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III – Comparison

Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III Comparison Table

Features Fujifilm X-E3 Olympus E-M10 III
Sensor resolution 24MP APS-C CMOS 16.1 Live Mos
AA Filter No N/A
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Image Stabilization No Sensor-shift
ISO Auto, 200 – 12800 (expandable to 100-51200) Auto 200 – 25,600
AF System Phase Detection: 325 Contrast Detection: 121
LCD 3.0″ – Fixed-type 1,040,000 dots 3.0″ 1,040,000 dots Articulating Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder EVF
0.62x magnification
100% coverage
EVF
0.62x magnification
100% coverage
Shutter Speed 30-1/4000 sec 60-1/16000 sec
Built-in Flash No Yes
Burst Speed 8fps 8.5fps
Exposure Compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Video Recording
(max. res)
4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p 4K UHD/30p, 25p, 24p
Time Lapse Yes Yes
Jpeg Buffer Size 62 unlimited
RAW Buffer Size 25 33
Mic Input Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No No
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi + NFC Wi-Fi
USB Charge Yes Yes
Environmentally Sealed No No
Battery Life 350 shots 330 shots
Dimensions 121 x 74 x 43mm 122 x 84 x 50 mm
Weight 337 g 503 g
Price $899 $650

Conclusion

Big difference between Fujifilm X-E3 vs Olympus E-M10 III is sure the sensor size. Fuji X-E3 uses APS-c sized image sensor and the E-M10 III comes with Micro 4/3rds. We think this is one of the biggest reasons for the $200 price difference.

Other than that Olympus E-M10 III is purely an entry-level camera that features 4K video recording and 8.5fps burst shooting. Fuji X-E3 is a rangefinder-style compact and lightweight camera. The camera provides better image quality for professionals as a second gear on the go.

For beginners who are much desperate to get a camera with 4K video in a budget-friendly price should go with Olympus E-M10 III. On the other hand we recommend users who can afford the price difference to decide at X-E3 without thinking.



  • Bert Armstrong

    Both these cameras look pretty good. I have a problem with the conclusion. This shows how biased some photographers are by sensor size. They assume that because the sensor is APS-C it is automatically better than a 4/3rds sensor. (As my daughter would say “Dad, that is so 8 years ago”)Hence the comment “On the other hand we recommend users who can afford the price difference to decide at X-E3 without thinking” On the other hand thinking is a good thing.

    The M4/3rds format is a photography sweet spot. This is the opinion of myself and a lot of other people who get paid to shoot.

    1) You get at least 1-2 stops better depth of field at any Fstop. The lenses are almost without exception tack sharp edge to edge wide open. (my larger format cameras have to go to at least F4 to say that no matter how much I spent on the lens) Remember the rule, If the subject is not in focus you don’t get paid.

    2) With the 2 times crop factor lenses are smaller and easier to carry on tough assignments. e.g. a 40-150 F2.8 is quite light compared to a 80-300F2.8

    3) Price. You can get a sealed pro quality body and lens for less than half of what you pay for the big 2 (no I didn’t forget that it was a Fuji in the comparison, but I am on a roll)

    4) Last but not least. With any Olympus and some of the Panasonics, the in body stabilization is amazing. Any lens attached to the camera is still stabilized even if it is an old film lens. Some of the body’s have 5 stops or more worth of stabilization where the best lenses I have come across have a hard time to do 3 stops.

  • Bankslay

    Wow what a bogus article. I have 3 Olympus OMD’s a Sony A7 full frame, several Canon, Nikon and Pentax APS-C and a Canon 5D mark 1 full frame and I did own a Sony A-850 full frame. 99+ percent of my Olympus pictures are keepers. Canon and Nikon have front back focus issues and are rarely tack sharp with the first 5D I had I would say 1-2 photos turned out excellent out of 2500. I have learned to deal with the A7 quirks and get about 95% keepers but still I prefer the Oly shots at least 70% of the time and its far easier and faster to get the shot. The biggest exception is when I prefer more subject isolation in the 10-20 foot or so range but technically the Oly shots are superior unless a lot of time is spent getting the settings and focus right on the Sony and of course it has a lot of light or you absolutely need the highest levels of resolution. Sure a pro photographer can work within the limitations of their camera but why fight and take many shots when Oly focus is tack sharp 100% of the time with zero front/back focus issues and is in a league of it’s own for Manual focus. What about shots you can’t duplicate car crashes, a rare bird or wild animal, the President in your neighbors back yard sure go ahead get your tripod and focus bracket all you want AFTER the subject is gone you will just be wishing you had the Oly and just plain grabbed the shot. I do not have a Fuji but I have compared the images and read many reviews so this article is utter and complete non-sense. Olympus E-m10 way outperforms pro level full frames in real life situations except pro level high resolution landscape shots, some portrait situations and sports action shots.

    • Toni Brnovic

      totally agree olympus has no problems like all other brands

      • Karen Merrell

        I agree. My OMD EM-10 is better than any Canon or Panasonic that I have owned. Plus the customer support is the best.