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X20: I am happy with my gear, I am happy with my gear, I am happy with my gear...

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by wt21, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Argh.

    I can't stop looking/thinking about the X20. Could this replace my m43 kit? RX100? Both? (keep my full frame)

    Gotta look for those little white orbs first, though. But it's XTRAN, right, and not EXR sensor, so the issue should only be RAW conversion?

    will have to check high ISO and compare both to my current EPL3 and also EPL5. Give them both a shot to compare.
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    :dance3: Keep us posted!

    Haven't seen narry an orb on my "redone" X10, just FYI.
     
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  3. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    You wait til the X30 comes out in a couple of years... there's no tellin' how much any of us will want that one by then.
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Mine will be collectible!:biggrin:
     
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  5. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I would never see it as an m43 replacement, although depending on how limited a set of lenses you use with m43, maybe it'd be something to look into. But I seriously doubt the sensor will be competitive with those in the new Olympus bodies. As an RX100 replacement, I'd be surprised if the X20 sensor will beat the RX100, but if it comes close to being as good, its a much different camera and might be worth consideration depending on your preferences. I personally didn't like the RX100 and loved the X10 and would love the X20 (although probably not as much as the LX7). It'll have a much faster lens than the RX100 except at the widest settings, and its a much much MUCH more tactilely pleasing camera to shoot with if you like making adjustments on the fly. This is purely my opinion of course, but its a pretty strong one...

    -Ray
     
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  6. Wolf

    Wolf SC Veteran

    374
    Mar 4, 2012
    remember...
    you are happy with your gear :biggrin:
     
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  7. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    It's not even available yet so no need to get excited at this point. Just use what you have right now and when it becomes available look for examples and feedback on people's experience with it. It depends on your wants/needs too. Maybe you can share more about that for more specific feedback.
     
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  8. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I've been thinking about the X20 as well! Looks like the ultimate "serious semi-compact". Until the X30 like James said though! Or the RX2 with a built-in OVF (like the X20's) and priced at $695.98 :smile:
     
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  9. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Yes, yes, you're happy with your gear -- says your good angel.

    But wouldn't you be even happier with newer gear? -- says your bad angel.

    They both have a point. I don't see an X20 replacing a late generation m4/3, but the X10 is an awful lot of fun, and mine, with the sensor replacement, has produced nary an orb, and I shot into a big, specular reflection as soon as I got it.

    The X10/20 vs RX100 comes down to how you like to shoot I think. The sony sensor has an acknowledged advantage, at least to the X10, but it does not have an eye-level viewfinder, and that has become a deal breaker for me. But it's a personal thing. I will say that my experience with the X10 has me looking seriously at an XE-1 or X100S. I have an E-M5, which I absolutely love, and I don't need another mirrorless system, but I do want that Fuji. It's a different shooting experience, and if you are like me you "see" in terms of the camera you have on you. I love my OM film cameras, but I love my rangefinders too, and would not want to have to choose just one system. The X100S' rangefinder style manual focusing is very tempting, but I'm not sure I can pay the premium for it.

    Anyway, my attitude is: If you want it and can afford it, go for it. You can always sell it if you make a mistake, and if you're quick about it, recoup most of your investment.

    Yes, I know, I'm the voice of your bad angel.
     
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  10. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I really like the sound of the X20 - but it's hard for me to justify now that I have a brand-new Oly E-PM2 with the new 16mp sensor. But the X100S might be a different story. Oh, who am I kdding? I want both and I don't want to sell any of my other gear! Throw in the new Pentax MX-1 or a Panny LX7 as well for good measure! :tongue:
     
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  11. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    We all like new gear, and new will come out every year, so we are buggered lol
     
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  12. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    527
    Dec 15, 2011
    enough said
     
  13. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Is there something that we can do to help make you UNhappy with your current gear?
     
  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    LOL! I'm with you. I'm telling myself that I'm just going to get the X20, and don't really "need" the X100s. I also like the look of the Pentax MX-1. Prettier camera than the Oly XZ2.
     
  15. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    The grass is always greener ...
     
  16. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    527
    Dec 15, 2011
    and now legal in some places....
     
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  17. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    :tongue:
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    We could always get Bill to back over it in the Mercedes.
     
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  19. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Never not funny :rolleyes:

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  20. Reza Travilla

    Reza Travilla SC Rookie

    10
    Jan 9, 2013
    Indonesia
    Reza Travilla
    and the battle between desire and logical, BEGIN! :biggrin: