A recurrent motif of Fuji discussions is that a small but passionate group of Fuji fans prefer the Fuji cameras with the reg'lar plain old Bayer array sensors. Whether because of RAW conversion concerns or just because they like the way the pictures look, those folks don't care for the X-Trans sensors.
So I just thought I'd mention that the just-announced X-A3, which for the time being is only available for pre-order with the 16–50mm kit lens, has a 24-MP Bayer-array sensor, presumably with all the lovely Fuji colors and everything else you love about the non-X-Trans Fuji sensors. It's still a Leica X lookalike....
...with its sportif brown body covering, except the Fuji also comes in pink(!) and black. If you mind the fact that the little Fuji doesn't have a fixed lens, note that the new Fuji 23mm ƒ/2 comes in silver and is very close in spec to the Leica X lens. Camera, kit lens and 23mm lens from Fuji still comes in at a little over half the tariff for the Leica.
In the sic transit department, I took the picture of the church in the previous post with my cuddly Big Bear, the Sony A900. It's a big phlumph of a camera (that says CLACK-ACK!) and was the world leader in resolution when it came out back in 2008. Now it has poorish dynamic range (currently ranked 120th at DxOMark) and really pretty bad shadow noise at higher ISOs. Based on trials I ran recently looking at older FF cameras vs. new APS-C cameras, I'm going to guess that the APS-C sensor in the little X-A3 is going to outperform Big Bear's sensor in every way. My pennypincher soul is still mourning for the $2,700 I have sunk in the A900, which might as well be in a pirate ship under nine miles of ocean for all I can get to those doubloons again. The wee X-A3 costs $600 with a lens.
Anyway, if you're still in love with the Bayer sensor in the original X100 (lots of people are) and you've been hoping for a modern high-res update, the X-A3 could be for you.
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