The Perfect Mirrorless for Everyone
I Bought this camera just few days ago, and seriously, this little camera have everything that you need. Basically, is a perfect upgrade from your compact camera.
The main power of this camera, except the affordable price tag, is the sensor. 16MP APS-C CMOS is already enough for casual photography or family photo shoot, while is also adequate for serious work like printing, street photography, or digital imaging, because not everybody need 24MP camera just for selfie or occasional shoot. The white balance and metering also very accurate, even there is no option to set white balance in kelvin, there is a option for WB-Shift, which is practical too in challenging light condition.
Not only that, the ISO performance is staggering, very clean up to ISO 1600, then the noise is start to showed-up right to ISO 2000 and up, but the image quality is so good, that even you can use ISO 25600 in emergency situation and still get a clear nice shoot. The noise characteristic is more like film grain, so close-up detail is nice, but the faraway detail is mushy and grainy, and is very rare to see noise in blotchy patch of green/red/purple, but is noticeable on shadow area, it if you crank-up the noise around ISO 6400 to ISO 25600.
The another one that I love is the lens kit, FUJINON XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 IOS, which is a completely different than other lens kit form other brand. is superbly sharp, less Chromatic Abration, and sharper to the edge of the images. Well, the lens it's self is much pricier than usually you see, but is worth every pennies.
another feature that is WIFI Transfer, Manual Picture Setting, RAW Option, also you can set your AUTO ISO behavior, which you will NEVER EVER seen that on another brands at the same price, and a pop-up flash that un-officially you can direct the light to enable bounce light.
but the downside, is the video performance is so-so, you can set the exposure manual, but it's locked from you hit the record button, also there is no MIC or HEADPHONE socket, so if you serious videographer, maybe this camera is not yours, completely. but the quality of the recording is nice, clean, but I can see some jaggies and the detail is not as good and I seen. Luckily, there is an option for manual focusing, so you can set the focus while you recording. I hope Fujifilm is make an update to enable adjust exposure while recording.
so, it's very tough performer here, and again, for a mirrorless camera, with affordable price tag and have a good image quality on it, is such a hard to miss it out, specially if you want to replace your compact camera and step-up the game. I really recommend to everyone if you didn't want to buy bulky black SLR.
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