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Sometimes forgotten X30

Discussion in 'Fuji's Small Sensor X Cameras' started by rokphish, Mar 10, 2018.

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    Probably won't, but that's not the only quirk I have against it.

    I was in part thought about replacing it with either X70 or X100 recently, but probably won't. At least not right now. Like I said, the X30 is fighting its way recently... Ha!
     
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    I sold my Sony RX100M3 as it was too small, fiddley and not robust enough. The zoom lens took quite a while to extend and it was very slow to retract. The pop up EVF was very effective but soooo fragile - I couldn't see that lasting long with my big hands. By comparison, the X30 is built like a tank and despite the mere 12MP the images are superb
     
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    A perfectly fair critique! I agonised on whether to get the X30. I read more expert assessments and user reviews on the X30, Lumix LS100, and Sony RX100iii, than I care to remember. As with so many things, there are issues of compromise. I tried a Lumix, but it went back: whatever the claims about iq, it didn't do it for me. I then reconsidered the X30. I concluded the iq was very good within limitations. The build quality was fine without question, but I wasn't sure it would easily slip into my pocket. Remember, I wanted a camera that would fit in my pocket easily when I was just out and about, and not on a photographic expedition. In other words, something with me to catch that unexpected moment.

    The RX100 may not have comparable build quality, but I'm not sure the pop-up evf is that fragile! I, too, have very large hands/fingers, but I have always - for 60 years - taken care of my cameras etc, and have never really damaged one. Will I have to be careful with some aspects of the Sony? Undoubtedly yes, but not to make my life a misery!

    I was also fortunate to get a RX100iii new at around £100 less than the going rate: battered box etc. I've have taken about 300 images so far, some in the gloomiest of light. It hasn't let me down, and some images have surprised me iq-wise. Time will tell whether it was wise decision.
     
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    27 shots!

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    Not too many X30s about at the moment, Jonathan. I've restarted using the X20, though and am really enjoying it. Used prices sometimes higher than X-T1!
     
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    My X30 is just brilliant - small enough, light enough and good enough for me. I've just lugged my X-T2/18-55 around Pembroke and although the photos were superb, it is just so heavy to carry when walking - particularly in this hot weather.
     
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    Know the feeling, X-E2 and 18-55mm were heavy enough in a hot Paris last weekend.
    To that end I just bought a Panasonic GX80 and 12-32 lens, would have liked to buy similar from Fuji, but need the ibis for my shaky hands
     

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