This year I was planning to upgrade my camerabody. The XT10 is still a great camera, but has some limits. So the plan was to get a XT30, around summer time. Now this plan had a bit of a gearshift when I met a photographer that was selling his 6 months old XT30. I asked him why, he graded up to a XT3 the more proffesional big brother. He came from Pentax to Fuji and was very happy with it only the size of the XT30 was to small for his hands. So after testing it at his home I took it over for half the price from a new one.
Why I wanted an upgrade. For the megapixels , going from 16 to 26Mp, answer no. Was pretty happy with 16 from my XT10. Why than, well the autofocus is 2 generations ahead of the XT10. Some lenses I have are like new, so fast to focus now. Also the performance in low light is way better than on my old one. The XT30 has a few new filmsimulations in it like the Across, a B&W simulation based on their famous film. Light measurment is more accurate. What I do miss on the new one is the Dpad on the backside, that has changed into a joystick, that is getting some used to.
These are just some random pictures taken today to get the feel of the camera.It is exactly the same size as my old one and the layout is pretty much the same. The first shots I took the colors did not seem right, my Xt10 had much better colors sooc. But after some tweaking and copying some setting, I came close to what I like.
The next B&W photos are in the across filmsimulation
I am pretty happy with it, will I still use my old XT10. Yeap I will, it is good allround camera that can take great pictures, now it has a younger brother.