Unboxing Godox X3 Transmitter

Come join me while I do the Godox X3 unboxing. I’ll also share my first impressions of it.


If you follow this blog, you know that my preferred flash system is Godox. I’ve shared my experience using transmitters and flashes. When Godox announced the X3 (also known as the Godox X Nano) I was really excited about it and ordered one right away. It seems to be in very high demand, because my orders were constantly canceled or delayed. However, the Godox X3 transmitter is finally in my hands.

In this post I’d like to share my experience unboxing the transmitter, as well as my first impressions of it.

Without further ado, let’s get to the unboxing!


The Godox X3 unboxing was a pretty straightforward experience. The box has a simple but rugged, sliding cover design. It doesn’t have external locking tabs, so it’s very easy to uncover the inside.

The first thing you see inside the box is the carrying case. The case has a zipper around it, with a bright orange pull tab. I like this touch so it’s more visible among all the black photography gear we’re used to.

Opening the case you’ll find the Godox X3 transmitter. It’s very small and light. Inside the box, below a locking tab, there’s a USB cable. This is a major difference compared to other transmitters, which don’t include any cables.

Along with the transmitter and cable, there’s a user manual inside the box. It’s located below the carrying case position. 

Other than a silica gel pouch, the Godox X3 unboxing is done.

First Impressions

As I mentioned before, the first and most striking impression is how small and light the Godox X3 is. I compared it with the Godox XPro and, it turns out, the X3 fits on the XPro screen!

Godox X3 vs XPro

I mounted the X3 on my Fujifilm X-E3 camera and it looks right at home. The X-E3 is already a fairly small camera, so the small transmitter fell in place just nicely.

Godox X3 on a Fujifilm X-E3

The Godox X3 transmitter feels different on the hand, compared to other transmitters like the XPro or X1T. The plastic feels a bit more soft and premium. It has a matte finish, with only the Godox logo and X3 nomenclature on the side. It has a discreet presence.

Another major difference that I noticed right away is the lack of buttons and dials. The Godox X3 transmitter only has Power/Menu, Tester, and Hotshoe Unlock buttons. There’s a combination dial+button, and that’s it. Of course, its main feature is the touch screen, which replaces many button interactions with taps.


As I mentioned in a previous post, the Godox X3 looks really impressive. It may be just what I needed, but I still need to test it thoroughly. Keep an eye on this blog! After this Godox X3 unboxing, I plan on doing a setup/walkthrough very soon.

How about you? Are you planning to purchase the Godox X3 transmitter? If so, remember it’s available for Canon, Sony, Nikon, Fujifilm and Olympus/Panasonic systems.

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