Are people maybe a bit too critical towards Fuji?

Started Mar 1, 2020 | Discussions thread
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Are people maybe a bit too critical towards Fuji?

I just came across this "best travel camera 2020" topic here on dpreview. 2 Fujis amongst the cameras there.

I looked at the verdict regarding the X100V as the other one doesn't interest me. And there it was:

Too many dials.

Is there anything left here that has not been shred to pieces by reviewers and posters here?  Marco1974 (I think) got 45 "likes" for his "T4 is good, but..." post with a lot of bold print pointing out the failures of the new not delivered yet camera.

So where does this leave the casual observer of those who may be interested in one of the current offerings?

  • Fuji shouldn't focus on video so much
  • Old 35/1.4 and 23/1.4 lacking as they aren't fast enough for - you guessed it - video.
  • X-Pro3 a disaster on all fronts, waiting for X-Pro4 to "fix" the OVF magnification,  the debacle screen - and of course the un-workable ISO dial! Also shocking workmanship, it literally falls apart!
  • X-T4 ... flippy screen (sounds like this is a good thing you think?) photo/video dial (really being used all the time) and not enough improvements in it. Disappointment regarding the megapixel (yeah, right...). Ah yes: and EC dial can't be locked! Waiting for X-T5/6/7 to fix all this!!
  • X100V not weather sealed without a filter. No stabilisation. And - see above by preview so it's official - too many dials!

So who on Earth would actually buy any of these items?

I guess I am not always free of all this "fault-finding" fest indulgence, but have at least in private come to the conclusion that I use any camera for what it is and can do, instead of trying to find out - sometimes real hard - what it can't do ...


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