Tried the XZ-2 today

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Edgar Matias
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Tried the XZ-2 today
Oct 15, 2012

I was at the Exposure Show in Toronto today, and they had a pre-release XZ-2 there.

Very nice camera.  Felt really high-end, like a Fuji X10.  The dual-mode click/no-click control ring is extremely cool.  I also liked the new handgrip.

The only thing missing was a built-in EVF, though after trying some of the other cameras with built-in EVFs, that may be a good thing.  I won't mention any names, but I was surprised at how bad some of them were.

You can attach either their VF-2 or VF-3.  Bizarrely, the VF-2 is the better one.  Of course, camera companies are not known for their naming skills.  

I also tried the X10 and RX100.  Both really nice cameras.  I was amazed by how light the RX100 is -- I could see it sliding right out of my hand.

I wanted to try the Pentax Q and Ricoh GRD IV, but everything was behind glass.  Not sure why they even bothered showing up.  Every other exhibitor had cameras easily accessible.

Anyway, the XZ-2 is looking really good.  I think I've found my next camera.

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