I am a new user here on this forum, although I have lurked around these pages for a few years without posting. But I thought I'd start engaging a little more, and one of the reasons was to get some talk going about the new Fuji x-t10.
For me specifically, it seems like a timely new release. I say this because I have been thinking about abandoning the alpha/nex system I recently jumped into in favor of the fuji x system. And it looks to me like the new x-t10 is potentially a good place to start.
I'm mainly a travel/street shooter and I decided last fall to look for something smaller than the Pentax k30 I had been using. While I loved the compact prime lens options for Pentax, I just wanted to get back to something closer to the Leica CL I used to travel with. Sony and Fuji both seemed to have multiple good options, but I went with the a6000 because the body was smaller and lighter (and cheaper) than the x-t1 or x-e2. But I have to say I am really missing the lens selection that fuji offers. Even the kit zooms seem to be worlds apart in quality. Between the body and the lenses, the Sony just isn't giving me the tactile experience shooting that I prefer. Using some older M mount glass really helps, but I really want to be getting that same feeling and quality WITH the option of auto focus (greedy, I know..).
I had recently been looking at used x-e2s and was considering giving the x system a try. From what I've seen, IQ seems every bit as good from both the x-t1 and x-e2, if not a little better. But now that x-t10 has been announced, I'm wondering if that's the more ideal camera for me. The size and weight are much closer to the a6000, but it has the Fuji sensor and lens line up.
So with all that out of the way, the question I have for all of you experienced Fuji shooters is, what are the pitfalls of going with the x-t10 over the e-x2 or x-t1? Would I be selling myself short not spending the extra $400 for the x-t1?
Obviously it's all conjecture until people have the chance to try the new fuji out. But I would love to hear people's thoughts on whether x-t10 is likely to be a viable alternative to the higher priced and larger Fujis.