Love and hate

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Keith Williamson Regular Member • Posts: 389
Love and hate

I can't recall any camera before the XH-1 creating so much traffic on a forum. It isn't as if the camera has flaws like the Nikon D600 for example with its oil spatter issue. Nobody, as yet, seems to be reporting disasters with the new body aside from the odd lock up.

So why is this new camera so controversial? Is it the price, the size, the weight, the removal of the EC dial or other reasons. Are there just too many compromises for the benefit of IBIS to outweigh?

On the one hand we have those who love it and extol its virtues and on the other, those who feel that Fuji has to some extent dropped a bomb with their latest release.

The ones who love it seem to be those who have a bag full of non IS lenses. They are prepared to put up with the extra weight, size and lack of EC dial for the benefits that IBIS brings.  The ones who are complaining are those that expected something more on the lines of the XT-2 but with the addition of IBIS.

The DPR review was certainly less enthusiastic than some hoped it would be.

What it seemed to me to say was that the camera was good but not class leading in any way. Whilst that may not put off die hard Fuji fans, it will make new camera buyers look elsewhere and compare.

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