- Jun 10, 2011
- Isle of Wight England UK
- Real Name
- Robert (Rob)
I handled a Nikon Z50 recently in a local store out of curiosity - quite nice and the EVF was very good but I hated the front dial which felt very awkward to use (for me) (too recessed and awkward to move my index finger to from the shutter button) plus the lack of IBIS and limited dedicated lensesI've actually popped on here to get some views on this camera. The Fujifilm is really ticking my boxes - have been waiting for them to release a smaller body with IBIS. For context, I'm looking for a small-ish body, IBIS, mid-range all round zoom and a fast prime.
Had not considered the Z50 but as you say, it lacks IBIS and there are not many lens options (without an adapter). Played with adapted lenses (on camerasize.com) and it looks cumbersome - makes sense if you already shoot Nikon. On that, Fuiji are offering the X-S10 as three different bundles, including the 16-80 F4.
On writing this post, the Sony A6100 has caught my attention. On paper there is no IBIS but they do offer both a 16-70mm f4 & 35mm 1.8 with OSS at a competitive price to the Fuji 16-80 + 35 1.4. Looks like they would handle very differently, trip to the store needed.
The XS10 was announced since then and looks like a better proposition For not much more money you get 26mp vs 21(better for cropping) IBIS plus a better range of dedicated lenses and an articulated screen (which you and others may or may not prefer to tilting and forward facing of the Z50)
It would still remain to be seen whether this small body would suit me but all reviewers I have seen on YouTube seem to agree that it feels good in the hand with a great grip and all reviews seem positive. There has been some nit picking of particular features but none of the reviews have been generally or overly negative about the new Fuji
Dont know if it applies to you but in the U.K. you get a free extra battery and £180 cashback if you purchase a 55- 200 f3.5 - 4.8 at the same time which is a good deal if you are interested in a telephoto zoom (this also gets good reviews)