I am trying out a Fuji X-E1 with zoom kit lens for a few days. If it works, I will have to sell my K-5 and Pentax Q, as I would like to have this as a single camera system for both paid work and my street life work.
This doesn't mean I don't like the K-5 or the Q. I love the Q in fact, and the Q may very well ultimately give me pause, but if i can see the Fuji covering for both, that is very appealing to me- to have *ONE* system.
Anyway some impressions along with some shots:
- AF is much better than I was expecting
- Fuji Zoom OIS is phenomenal- also much better than I expected
- For some reason seems I can hit the aperture ring a bit more often than I want by accident
- Love the Fuji JPEG engine and all the tweaks you can do on it.
- Aren't Pro Via (std) and Astia film simulation modes flipped? Wasn't this the case with the original X100 ages back? Why?
- No idea what the "AF-c" mode does (maybe time to finally check the manual)
The camera DR/ISO seems neck and neck with the K-5's sensor. But seems the Fuji may be able to keep detail a notch better- though not sure how that would compare with the K-5IIs without the AA filter. Seems like even if it's the same, at least you don't get easy color moire.