Buying wife a camera. Help me choose.

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Between a sony nex 5. and a fuji xe1. The sony comes with the 16mms pancake and fuji is body only. Both are $180. From a glance, it seems the xe1 outclassed nex. Is this correct?
 

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I am not an expert but I seem to recall reading on here the excellent lens selection (quality too) that fuji offers. support for wifi, strong interface, better support for flash.
 

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Both are $180, except the Fuji requires a lens. Guess both aren't $180 then??

Did your wife want a camera with some zoom ability? or a fixed lens okay? need more information.
 
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She'll be using vintage primes and if the fuji, we may get the 2.8-4 kit lens. The obvious advantage of the sony to us would be that I use an a7, so our adapters can be used by both, but I like the fuji evf and controls.
 
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Well, I ended up with the XE1. I went and looked at an NEX 6 for the same price, and it just felt like MI5 designed the menu for a blind man to use. Way to go, Sony. I didn't think the menu system could be any worst than the A7. I was wrong. The Fuji is absolutely beautiful. I've ordered adapters today and should be going out with it this weekend with my wife.
 

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Well, I ended up with the XE1. I went and looked at an NEX 6 for the same price, and it just felt like MI5 designed the menu for a blind man to use. Way to go, Sony. I didn't think the menu system could be any worst than the A7. I was wrong. The Fuji is absolutely beautiful. I've ordered adapters today and should be going out with it this weekend with my wife.


the little mirrorless cameras are nice
www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
 
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Welcome to Team Fuji.

Fuji was my first "real" camera. Other than when I am using the camera, I can't tell the difference between the IQ of the A7 and the XE1. That's something to talk about. If Fuji goes FF one day and improve their focus peaking, I'll go all Fuji, but Sony know their strength in legacy lenses, and it's output is a tad bit better.
 
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Keep us posted on how it works for her!
 

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Fuji's latest is a non-Bayer, 24mp sensor per the new XP2. Check to see if you have the latest XE1 firmware. There has been many upgrades.
 
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Fuji's latest is a non-Bayer, 24mp sensor per the new XP2. Check to see if you have the latest XE1 firmware. There has been many upgrades.
The xp2 is exciting, but Fuji's focus peaking is not distinct and practically useless in bright light. I have no qualms with the sensor, however
 
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Really, no problems with the XT1 or XE2. Again, make sure you have the latest firmware because Fuji has been improving that stuff.

I do have the latest firmware, but Fuji's focu speaking only comes in white, which washes out in bright light. Sony allows me to choose the color of my peak, small convenience but big.
 

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Welcome to Team Fuji.

Fuji was my first "real" camera. Other than when I am using the camera, I can't tell the difference between the IQ of the A7 and the XE1. That's something to talk about. If Fuji goes FF one day and improve their focus peaking, I'll go all Fuji, but Sony know their strength in legacy lenses, and it's output is a tad bit better.

Fuji's latest is a non-Bayer, 24mp sensor per the new XP2. Check to see if you have the latest XE1 firmware. There has been many upgrades.
The xp2 is exciting, but Fuji's focus peaking is not distinct and practically useless in bright light. I have no qualms with the sensor, however

Really, no problems with the XT1 or XE2. Again, make sure you have the latest firmware because Fuji has been improving that stuff.

I do have the latest firmware, but Fuji's focu speaking only comes in white, which washes out in bright light. Sony allows me to choose the color of my peak, small convenience but big.

Remind me again, who was this camera for??? :allteeth:
 
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Welcome to Team Fuji.

Fuji was my first "real" camera. Other than when I am using the camera, I can't tell the difference between the IQ of the A7 and the XE1. That's something to talk about. If Fuji goes FF one day and improve their focus peaking, I'll go all Fuji, but Sony know their strength in legacy lenses, and it's output is a tad bit better.

Fuji's latest is a non-Bayer, 24mp sensor per the new XP2. Check to see if you have the latest XE1 firmware. There has been many upgrades.
The xp2 is exciting, but Fuji's focus peaking is not distinct and practically useless in bright light. I have no qualms with the sensor, however

Really, no problems with the XT1 or XE2. Again, make sure you have the latest firmware because Fuji has been improving that stuff.

I do have the latest firmware, but Fuji's focu speaking only comes in white, which washes out in bright light. Sony allows me to choose the color of my peak, small convenience but big.

Remind me again, who was this camera for??? :allteeth:

Shut your face.
 

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