Returned my X-S10 :(

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thedanj
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Returned my X-S10 :(
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Well, I returned my X-S10.

Ergonomically, I loved it. The grip was really useful, the dials worked for me, and I liked the joystick. I loved the compact size. But the IQ was not where I need it to be.

Coming from the X-T20, I expected a slight upgrade in IQ, but the images on this camera were noticeably softer. I shoot almost exclusively portraits, and the eyes were not crisp, which is the one place portraits absolutely must be sharp when someone is paying you. I tried everything: IBIS both on and off, different shutter speeds, changing the size of the focus point, eye AF both on and off, different AF modes. Consistent softness. The only thing I did not do was put both cameras on a tripod and compare, but I don’t typically shoot on a tripod, and the camera has to work for the way I will be using it. Plus, with the high shutter speeds I typically use, there should be no issue. My X-T20 is very good at the same settings.

I realize this is not a very helpful post because I haven’t included image samples. But I am not really asking if there was an issue with my camera because there clearly was. I guess I am posting to see if any other X-S10 owners are having similar issues with soft images because if it was just that particular body that had problems, I will likely buy another one and try again because I really like it ergonomically. Otherwise I may go with an X-T30.

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Fujifilm X-T20 Fujifilm X-T30 Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R
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