A5 with Pancake true successor to X70

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Nathan Chao Regular Member • Posts: 179
A5 with Pancake true successor to X70

The A5 with the 27mm pancake is just slightly larger than the X70. You get the upgrade in sensor and retain flip screen and hotshoe.

I like the 2 wheel control better than old dedicated exp comp dial which I sometimes bumped without knowing it when cam is off and take pics with wrong comp. With the A5 wheel, turning it when cam is off does not affect previous settings.
I am glad I didn't wait for the XF10 and got the A5 when it came out. At a price just a little more than XF10 you get a much better camera and lens.
I carry it on my belt and really like the 15-45 except for the PZ.

With the new firmware upgrade, the A5 is very much like the XT100 except it is much smaller and lacks EVF. So far the XT100 has been well received in this Forum.

 Nathan Chao's gear list:Nathan Chao's gear list
Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR Sony RX100 II Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 iHS +3 more
Pentax X70
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