Damn, you guys are certainly making me lean towards the Fuji. My biggest concern right now is simply its low-light ability, and how the kit lens will perform for both portraits and landscapes. Since the combo would really be stretching my budget, that's what I'd have to use for the whole trip. So for those who have used it, a couple questions: 1) How does the kit lens perform at the extremes of its range? Are we talking sharp images across the frame, barrel distortion? 2) How does the camera itself handle low-light situations. The ISO range isn't exactly inspiring, with a max of 6400 before heading into extended ISOs. 3) Lastly, how does the camera handle long-exposure situations? 1-2 minute exposures are a common thing for me. The Sony A6000 has some solid examples of that working out just fine. 4) I know the Fuji has some excellent JPEG in-camera processing, but that honestly doesn't interest me. To really pull the dynamic range I need I'll be shooting almost entirely in raw. Are its raw files pretty clean? 5) How does the kit 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 hold up to the 18-55? It's combination with the XT10 at $800-900 seems within the budget. 6) How do you think the body will hold up? It isn't weather sealed, and I take care of my gear, but I need to know it wont fail after its first encounter with a few sprinkles... All told, I like the Fuji better. It seems more rugged (despite no weather sealing), and I believe that their lenses would be a higher quality. Its a tough choice...now to find copies of both for me to hold.