So, as an X-E3 owner, you've been waiting the longest time for a camera upgrade with a tilting screen. When the X-E4 arrives, it has a tilting screen alright, but oh, the things you have to give up! Talk about costing an arm and a leg (and that's without the cash outlay)!
For me, it was a big 'NO' to the X-E4. What to do now? Sony? Nah. How about a Fujifilm X-M1?
|Fujifilm X-M1 - Yes, a tilting screen!|
But that's an older camera and it's only 16Mp.
That's true, but hear me out: I'm not replacing the X-E3, just adding to it. I'll have two bodies, both X-mount so that they can both use any of my Fuji lenses, and both have X-Trans sensors with that awesome image quality. The X-M1 is also smaller than the X-E3, so it's a better pocket carry. When I need to get down low it'll get me places the X-E3 can't go.
Yeah, but 16Mp; that's a step backwards surely?
Not really. There are two reasons why that isn't a problem:
- For a whole lot of uses, 16Mp is already overkill. For example, I downsize to less than 6Mp for most social media.
- With modern AI software, a 16Mp image can easily be resized to 24Mp without any noticeable loss of quality. If I gave you a 24Mp image from the X-E3 and an up-sized 24Mp image from the X-M1 you wouldn't be able to tell the difference; even pixel peeping.
|A 100% crop from a 16Mp image, upsized to 24Mp.|