Upgrade dilemma. Advice needed

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Upgrade dilemma. Advice needed

Hi folks,

I have recently developed a passion for photography, and my Canon 600D (Rebel t3i) with its kit 18-55 lens is not enough for me anymore. There are 2 important areas of improvement I am looking for:

1) I need something small that I can carry with me easily whenever I am outside that can take good quality pictures.

2) I need to improve picture quality and sharpness dramatically for landscape and portrait pictures.

After a lot of research, I reached the conclusion that these 2 goals can't be achieved with the same equipment, as my requirement #1 really is for a pocket size or similar camera, so I am incline to solve my #1 need by buying a Fuji x100t or x100f which will alow me to have great quality pics in most circumstances and to bring the camera with me all the time. and my requirement #2 by upgrading the lenses of my Canon. However I have some doubts and this is where i need you guys, the experts, to help me out.

The doubts are basically around upgrading lenses for a very good but old and entry level camera like the t3i. So given the fact that my budget is around $1500-2000, I can think of 2 options:

a) getting the x100f for everyday photos (90% time) and upgrading the t3i for the special occasions weddings, birthdays, ... (10% time, but the one where you need high quality) with the 50mm f1.8prime, a Sigma 17-50 f2.8 and a 55-250 f4.5/6.0.

b) getting a used x100t for everyday photo and a new Fuji xt20 or Sony A6000 or A630 with a good quality zoom and a prime lens.

Which one would you guys choose if you were in my shoes? One thing that bothers me a bit about the t3i is the lack of autofocus in videos, which despite not being my primary use of the camera, can be quite handy.

Help me out please!

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