Well it comes as no surprise.
My WONDERFUL little Fuji XE-2 comes in– in second place, right behind the Fuji XT-1 which came in first.
HONESTLY? If you haven’t seen the JPEGS that come out of the Fuji’s, they are extraordinary. Fuji’s COLOURS have their own unique flavour. I’m crazy about it.
So in this post, National Geographic lists the Ten Top Compact Cameras For Travel. I’ve mentioned before that I take the XE-2 with me. EVERYWHERE. I still ‘tweak’ my Jpegs if necessary, but I have the XE-2 set up to shoot both RAW +JPEGS. You just never can tell, can ya’?
I want you to bear in mind that these are ALL Jpegs. Some tweaking applied here and there but it was minimal at best.
With compacts, there IS no ‘One Size Fits All’, but the Mirrorless Cameras were and are a stroke of genius. I ain’t the spring chicken I used to be and a Canon 5DMarkIII with dual battery grip and an Arca Swiss L Bracket, a 16-35/2.8L, Zeiss 21/2.8 Distagon, 24-105/4, 70-200/2.8LII, 100-400-4.5/5.6, 580EXII and sundry extra supplies weighs far, far more than I’m comfortable with in a backpack. An UNGODLY amount. I used to haul it with a little grumbling. Now? Ugggh. I actually bought the XE-2 to use for a work Camera and although I’m not fully convinced that it’s up to that, YET… it’s a superb little Camera.
XE-2. Wait for it, W-A-I-T for it… 6400 ISO 1/40/4 No Flash.
Enjoy the Nat’l Geographic Article!
John Sharpe/ Sharpeshots