smaller camera- actually had an easy time carrying it around. this is a camera I would actually want to take with me when we go out. EVF- love it. cannot stress this enough. seeing the actual exposure on screen? wonderful. Plus, this camera automatically switches between viewfinder and rear LCD when you move it to or away from your eye. really cool. dials and buttons- easy enough to set up to comfortably shoot in manual. there's basically an external button for everything I need. shutter- much quieter than the Nikon's were. I have only good things to say about how this camera operates. the raw files are huge, but the picture quality seems excellent. I took it out to the Flea Market that we go to every week to take some test shots. Edited in LR CC for cropping. I now consider myself an expert in candid street style photography! my only inside shot, just to test the ISO at 1600. zero noise reduction used on this shot. tractor... spikey thing? pretty self explanatory. just some shoppers. took this one to test some heavy cropping. wheres waldo? no idea what this is. anyway, there's a few of my test shots. I am extremely pleased with this camera, and cannot thank my anonymous benefactor enough for getting me into the fuji system.