Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by yakky, Feb 7, 2014.
Nice way to try out a Fuji APS-C sensor body.
It is Fuji sensor but the coveted X-trans sensor. This one has Bayer color filter.
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Look! A Sony NEX-5!
As one who likes to try different systems, what makes Fuji any better than a similarly-spec'd Sony? I found the NEX-6/7 very disappointing to shoot with. Cool hardware though.
Better lens quality + a lens road map.
Sony seems to focusing on making FF lenses instead.
Cleaner design, much better in-camera processing, good selection of high quality lenses. If you don't want/need an EVF, this is a bargain. Even though it's not an X-Trans sensor, the image quality is every bit as good as that from their top-end X-E2.
I've always admired their form factor, LOVE that X-PRO 1.
Well, for starters, Fuji is and has always been a photography company - whereas Sony has always been a video company. This is their corporate ethos, and always has been. Fuji knows how to make cameras with the ergonomics that serious shooters find comfortable, and they make world class lenses that are optimized for still imaging, and they alone migrated seamlessly from film imaging to digital imaging. With the demise of Kodak, Fuji is basically THE corporate entity with BY FAR the most expansive history of making products for photography .
Looks like BH and Adorama are matching that price.
What is the UI (menus) like? Is the UI fairly intuitive? <sigh> I shouldn't be looking into yet another camera system.
To be honest, I have no idea how their menus work, because I don't presently own one, but the only Fuji digital cameras I've ever used had extensive direct controls, that basically obviate the need to use the menus while shooting. Their UI is far more intuitive for someone used to shooting film cameras than any other system, because they basically have very little need to get into the menus at all once the camera is set up to your liking. Despite this, I actually went with Micro 4/3 rather than Fuji when I first chose a mirror less system, because at the time, Fuji did not have any low-cost offerings with viewfinders or in the lens arena, although they have improved that recently. I haven't had occasion to re-visit that decision, because at this stage I have too much of an investment in Micro 4/3 lenses, and I got eventually got used to the Olympus and Panasonic control layouts.
Fuji's lens value can't be overstated. Sony is lenses are lackluster and expensive. Zeiss lenses have a good rep but they are pricey. Sigma does make a few for Nex that seem to be great values though.
I find the Fuji UI very intuitive and their Q menu is very similar to the Olympus SCP (but better looking).
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Better looking and not hidden like Olympus..!
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