Easy-to-use APS-C travel and family camera at ~$500 to $1000 (Fuji X-A7?)

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Re: Easy-to-use APS-C travel and family camera at ~$500 to $1000 (Fuji X-A7?)
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It's always tough to buy for another. His phone has been working up to now, and I guess the only real deficit is the focal length (not sure what 4x to 8x zoom means in 35mm equiv though).

And looking at all the specs etc being discussed it seems a bit of drift from "easy-to-use" especially when comparing to a smartphone.

Seems any of those would work.

I'd throw another in as an alternative to the Fuji, the Olympus Pen E-PL8. Just because they're a steal right now, $279US plus a decent 14-42mm kit lens at Adorama. I've got one I converted to IR, and if you throw on a 14mm or 20mm F1.7 Panny lens (so 28mm or 40mm equiv) you've got a camera you can drop in a coat pocket. And pretty easy to use. I bring it up because otherwise I too would have thought of a Sony RX type solution, especially for someone else who may want something not too big, but I also agree some of even the older ILCs out there might be better buys.

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