FUJI XT-1 or Nikon D7100

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FUJI XT-1 or Nikon D7100
7 months ago

I know this is a fuji forum, but I have to see if I can get some answers.

I was at B&H yesterday and played around with the xe-2 just to get a feel for what the XT might be somewhat similar to.. I took shots of the people in the store as they walked by, focus seemed decent, people moving by , standing still. etc…  I thought "okay this isn't too bad"

Then I switched over to the NIkon counter and tried the same with the D7100

because thats the other camera I'm considering for purchase ( I shoot kids/pets and family portraits mostly)

I have to say, I was stunned at the difference. The D7100 was basically INSTANT rapid focus  No delay, lag.It really was eye opening to see the difference.. It was in a whole bother league..  I believe both cameras were set to "auto"

I like the compact size and the possibilities of the FUJI xt, the IQ and the lenses but the apparent difference in focus speed really made me think.  I don't like walking around with a big bulky camera and lens any more but I also don't want to sacrifice speed to that degree.

Are we fooling ourselves in thinking that mirrorless cameras can even come close to high end DSLR focus ability?

I also own the OMD em-5..Love it but also find that focusing on moving objects are just not its strong point.

THoughts?

Nikon D7100
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