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Thoughts on Fuji X-Series, Sony A6000/6300/6500, Other Small Travel Cameras
So right now I'm looking to get a second, small travel camera. I currently shoot on a Canon 7D2 with Canon 70-200 f/2.8L, Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 Art, Tokina 11-20 f/2.8.
I'm sure some of you guys have seen my stuff on here/ my Insta, but I shoot mostly skiing and other "adventure" types of shots. I've been traveling more recently and have been wanting a much smaller, lowkey type of camera to do city shooting with. I'm not into lugging 15 lbs. of gear everywhere I go and get stares when I put the camera up to my eye.
I've been really eyeing the Fuji X-series, but they're all quite expensive. The cheaper one's are older and kind of odd. I.E the Fuji X-E2S has a 200 ISO minimum. However I'm not opposed to these if there' significant reason to get one.
The Sony A6000 series has also caught my eye. Problem is, the newer A6300 and A6500 are almost $1,000 more than what I could get the 6000 for. They do have the updated 4K video, in-camera stabilization etc.
Right now, it seems like the A6000 is my best option. It would come with the 16-50 kit lens, but I could get a prime for about $200 more.
What do you guys think? Thoughts on any of these? Recommendations on a camera or somewhere I should go with all this?
a6300 is the best thing i have ever bought.
I'd highly recommend the x-series from fuji. I have the x-pro 2 and its an incredible camera. For a compact travel camera i'd recommend you look into the x100 series. They're compact, the lens is sharp as shit, and the viewfinder is like nothing else on the market today. The rangefinder style viewfinder (a real optical viewfinder unlike other mirrorless options) is perfect for shooting street and staying low key. Only disadvantage is no 4k video, but for me that's never been a focus of a travel camera.
I have an XT1.
Fuji is expensive, because it's made well. Every lens is near Sigma Art or Canon L in terms of quality and performance. Also, there's constantly sales on all Fuji stuff, never pay full price. ISO 200 base doesn't matter. 3200 and even 6400 is just fine for anything web/mobile related. The video isn't the best unless you get an XT2, but that's not really what you're looking for. There's nothing wrong with the older Fuji cameras like the XT1, XT10, XE2. The main differences are 24MP vs 16 (who cares), one stop better low light (meh, it's really like 2/3), and joystick to select focus point (ok this a bonus)
How small are you talking about here? Do you want a detachable lens? Do you want a DSLR style like an XT1 or XT10? Or do you prefer the rangefnder style of XE2/Xpro? Do you want any weatherproofing?
I was oh so close to changing to Fuji after all my gear got stolen. Only thing that was a deal breaker for me was the AF, I kept hearing it wasn't great for fast action.
Went back to Canon though.
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