So Long Fuji

Started Mar 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
ryan2007 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,001
How methodical was the decision

Whatever works. Unless their is something that the current camera can not do that it needs to be replaced you loose on the re-sale again.

Mirrorless as a whole is so new.

Here are the Cons on the Sony via DPREVIEW

  • Autofocus can be slow in low light
  • Auto ISO tends to keep shutter speed at 1/FL sec, often resulting in soft images
  • High-res sensor requires dedicated approach to shooting
  • JPEG quality not as good as we'd like to see (less relevant for this camera's market though)
  • Limited selection of FE lenses
  • Tools for shooting with third party lenses need improvement
  • Long viewfinder blackout time
  • Longer-than-average startup times
  • Camera 'locks up' while buffer is clearing after continuous shooting
  • Overly sensitive eye sensor (also stays active when screen is tilted)
  • Lacks a built-in flash
  • Short battery life
  • Exposure compensation and rear scroll wheel too easy to bump accidentally
  • Menu arrangement poor and navigation a bit clunky (requires a lot of button-pressing)
  • No in-camera Raw conversion
  • No external charger included for rapid charging or keeping a spare battery topped-up
  • Included remote capture software lacks live preview

One issue is JPEG performance looks to be not as good as Fuji. Battery life sucks. Poor menu navigation,camera locks up (thats really bad), and so forth.

If these are not deal breakers then you made a good decision. I would have gone back to Nikon before Sony, but did you really give Fuji a chance?

It also sounds like sensor size was the main reason, but that is minor if the rest of the camera is poor and that is what the reviews sound like.

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