The intermediate mirrorless camera tier is increasingly competitive. Panasonic, Fujifilm, Sony, and Olympus all have incredible cameras on the market today, eclipsing Canon and Nikon, the traditional DSLR manufacturers. Mirrorless cameras are different from DSLRs in that they use more advanced sensors instead of an inner mirror system. The sensor not only creates images, but also acts as the autofocus system and viewfinder image generator. As a result, mirrorless cameras are usually significantly smaller and lighter than DSLRs while having comparable image quality. However, the sensors do tend to draw more power over DSLR designs. And the smaller batteries they use in order to keep the design sleek, compounds the stamina problem. Fortunately, the technology is starting to mature, and Fujifilm in particular has created an excellent mid-range camera. The Fujifilm X-E3 is a solid intermediate level camera in terms of design and features. Let’s have a look at this capable camera.
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DSLR cameras still represent the majority of camera purchases. But the intriguing features of mirrorless cameras are slowly stealing customers away with each passing year. Mirrorless cameras are the newest digital camera type. They don’t have dedicated autofocus systems or optical viewfinders like DSLR cameras have. Instead, the sensor generates a preview image with the LCD panel or an electronic viewfinder. And the autofocus system is integrated into the sensor as well. As a result, the bodies of mirrorless cameras can be smaller without all of these extra mirrored systems. The downside is that all of these extra sensor functions tend to drain battery life much more quickly. They also use smaller batteries to keep the camera compact, which further compounds the stamina problem. But many photographers find the tradeoffs more than worth it. The Fujifilm X-A3 is a mirrorless camera that’s marketed towards beginners and intermediate level photographers. Let’s take an in-depth look at this camera.