The Curious Case of the Upcoming Fujifilm X-S20

Fujifilm X-S10

On May 24th, Fujifilm will announce some new products, and, according to Fujirumors, who is almost always right, the headliner will be the Fujifilm X-S20. What initially seemed like a mild update to an entry-level model is now becoming a little more interesting as details emerge of what exactly the X-S20 will be.

I had actually typed out quite a bit, but decided to delete it (11 paragraphs!) after my second cup of coffee. If you want to know the leaked specs so far, definitely visit Fujirumors. From my perspective, the biggest upgrade from the X-S10 will be the bigger NP-W235 battery. The improvements to autofocus and video specs will be nice, too, I’m sure, but probably not a big deal for a lot of people in practical use. It will have a Vlog mode complete with faux-bokeh and product-tracking-autofocus. Otherwise, there will be a lot more similar than dissimilar between the X-S10 and X-S20, but the price will be significantly divergent, as the X-S20 will be $300 more!

I realize that the X-S20 is not intended for me. It’s probably not intended for you, either. Who, then, is it for? The X-S20 is specifically for YouTubers or TikTokers who are making unboxing videos or how-to tutorials or things like that. I think Fujifilm intends the X-S20 to compete against the Sony ZV-E1, as a similar yet cheaper camera. The biggest difference between the X-S10 and X-S20 is that Fujifilm has defined a little more clearly who exactly the camera is for.

So if you are a YouTube or TikTok content creator looking for something a little more advanced than the cellphone or GoPro that you’ve been using so that you can step up your game, the X-S20 is for you, and quite a bit cheaper than Sony’s offering. Even though this camera is intended for that group, it will still be a capable photographic tool no matter who is using it.

Captured with a Fujifilm X-E4 in Sedona, AZ, last week using the Fujicolor Natura 1600 Recipe

Unfortunately, it won’t have the traditional tactile controls or striking retro design that Fujifilm is known for. Or, used to be known for, as six out of the last nine Fujifilm cameras will have been PASM models—X-S10, GFX100S, GFX50S II, X-H2S, X-H2, and X-S20—while one of the three non-PASM models (X-T30 II) wasn’t much more than a firmware update (so essentially 3/4 of Fujifilm’s latest releases have been PASM). The three most recent traditional Fujfilm cameras are the X-E4, which is nearly two-and-a-half years old, the X-T30 II (the firmware-update model), and the X-T5. The only retro-designed tactile control cameras currently offered by Fujifilm are the X-T5 and the three-year-old-and-impossible-to-find X100V, all the rest have been discontinued, including the X-E4 and X-T30 II. Oh, and apparently Fujifilm is experiencing a shortage of X-T5’s…. In other words, if you want to buy a traditional Fujifilm camera, good luck with that—you’ll probably have to go the used route, and even that can be tough.

Fujifilm had previously stated that they are working on some “wow” products; the X-S20 isn’t one of those—or, if it is, their idea of “wow” and mine are two entirely different things.

If you had been thinking about buying a Fujifilm X-S10, but then thought maybe to wait for the X-S20 and get that instead… unless you just need the new Vlog mode or battery life, or just have-to-have the improved autofocus and video specs (which, on paper, sound wonderful, but aren’t a huge deal in practical use for most people), I’d consider saving a few hundred bucks and buying the X-S10 instead. That’s just my opinion.

The good news, though, is that on May 24, according to Fujirumors, Fujifilm will announce a new app to replace the terrible Cam Remote app. That’s exciting! Much more exciting than the X-S20, in fact.

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  1. Mark · May 20

    I wonder if it will have more film recipe custom settings such as seven (XE-4) instead of four like the current model. And if it would have Nostalgic Negative as a new Film Sim?

    • FJ · May 20

      Leaked images suggest 4 customs

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20

      I’m pretty certain, although we have to wait a few more days to be sure, that it will be C1-C4 (and not 7) and yes to Nostalgic Neg.

  2. FJ · May 20

    Eagerly waiting for the X-T40, if it will be using the new 40MP sensor!

    • Mark · May 20

      Yes, that would be nice!

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20

      The X-T40 is overdue… not sure if it will be this coming fall or spring 2024 or summer 2024. My guess is 26mp X-Trans IV sensor.

  3. Max. R · May 20

    As a previous owner of X-E2, X-T20, X-T30, X-E4 I have now a X-S10 and could not be happier. I also first thought I might have problems with the PASM but that’s just hipster thinking. It’s a great camera. I Love it. The big big problem with the X-S20 will be the price. The X-S10 was so famous because it was the best package under 1000$/€. The X-S20 is supposed to be at least at around 1200 or 1300 and that’s just too much and to close on the X-T5 already.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20

      I’m not a hipster by anyone’s definition. For me, it’s about the user experience, the enjoyment. For example, I have a Ricoh GR III that’s very excellent, and very convenient, but I don’t use it often because it’s not as much fun. Can I get good results from it? Absolutely! But do I choose to use it when I have options that aren’t necessarily better and aren’t as convenient but are more enjoyable? I will go with the more fun camera almost every time. Over the years I have noticed that the user experience directly affects my images, and the more I enjoy shooting with a camera, the better my pictures are (and the more I photograph in general). For me personally, I would not enjoy the X-S10 (or X-S20). That’s just me, though, as everyone is different. I agree that the $1,300 price tag is too high, but I think Fujifilm will argue that $1,300 is $900 cheaper than the Sony ZV-E1, and the camera is nearly as good for vlogging purposes.

      • Mark · May 25

        here in Australia it is $200 less then a XT-5. A ridicules price.

  4. Jake · May 20

    Did fujifilm loose the plot or did I? Anyone I know who owns a fuji owns an XT, 100v, or XE camera.

    Now they only seem to make cameras chasing Sony but forgetting why people chose Fuji.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20

      It was Fujifilm.

      I think two things greatly affected management’s direction: the X-H1 and X-T4.

      The X-H1 was a big flop, a big disappointment, and Fujifilm took a loss on it. The camera was excellent, but their timing of its release (just before announcing X-Trans IV) and their overestimation of its worth (it was priced too high at initial release) doomed it, but I think the (incorrect) lesson Fujifilm took away is that the X-H1 was too similar to the X-T line, and that’s why it failed.

      The X-T4 wasn’t a flop, but it didn’t do as well as Fujifilm thought that it would. Fujifilm really believed that the X-T4 was going to be a smashing sales success, and take a lot of market share from competitors. But that didn’t happen because it was a compromise camera… Fujifilm made the X-T4 into something the X-T line wasn’t supposed to be (but fixed much of it on the X-T5). The (incorrect) lesson that Fujifilm learned from this is in order to take market share from Canikony brands, they have to become more like Canikony. I think, in particular, Fujifilm is trying to attract Sony users. What they fail to understand that if someone is dissatisfied with Sony, they’re going to be dissatisfied with a Sony knockoff. And we see that with all of the complaints… for example, Fujifilm’s autofocus isn’t nearly as good as Sony’s. That’s former Sony shooters (who were dissatisfied with Sony) making that complaint, because, you know, complainers are going to complain….

      Instead, Fujifilm should focus on what makes their products unique, and better communicate why that should be desirable to photographers. The X100V is a great example of this, but it wasn’t Fujifilm who communicated, it was TikTokers and YouTubers, so that’s why it took a couple of years to really catch fire, something Fujifilm wasn’t prepared for. I hope they learned the correct lesson from this, but from what I’ve read from Fujifilm managers (the X100V is popular because it’s neck jewelry, for example), I don’t have much confidence.

  5. theBitterFig · May 24

    I don’t necessarily find the X-S20 strange. It seems like a very capable hybrid camera, lots of strong features although a baffling 4 rather than 7 custom presets. Having a PASM “entry” and “pro” camera with this and the X-H2 pair makes enough sense, and they all have some merits.

    But the utter lack of a basic-level shutter dial camera like an X-E5 or X-T40 is inane and baffling. I guess the X-T5 is “only” $1700, so the gap in price isn’t that far between it and the X-S20, but still.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 25

      I don’t know if I think it’s strange. I do think it’s strange that Fujifilm is calling it their “travel” camera, I suppose—certainly the X-E line is more ideal for travel. The focus on vlogging (complete with fake bokeh and product-tracking AF) is unique for Fujifilm, I think, but I suppose it makes sense from a marketing perspective (maybe). It is baffling and insane that there is no X-T40 or X-E5 (and the X-T30 II or X-E4 have been discontinued). Thanks for the input!

  6. Mark · May 25

    Here in Australia, it is only $200 cheaper then a XT-5, not sure I would use the features of the X-S20.
    I think it’s overpriced. …but I guess these days it is the norm.

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 26

      Definitely a bit overpriced imho, but I have no interest myself pretty much no matter the price.

  7. Johan · June 12

    X-S20 is definitely for me and for many other people as well, especially if you are interested in a hybrid camera. It was the X-S10 that got me into the Fuji system and it was the best bang for buck in the APS-C market until X-S20 just overtook it. Fuji has packed enormous value into these cameras and there is a lot more than the retro dials that attracts people to Fuji. I already owned a Sony A9 but I needed a second camera for events and as a lighter alternative for travel and walk around. It should be reasonably priced and sized. Also I would never buy a new camera that don’t have IBIS, a front facing screen or good ergonomics. All options from Sony were dated and overpriced. X-S10 was basically the only camera from any APS-C system at the time that fit the description. It made me fall in love with Fuji and want to use it more than my Sony. Mostly due to the feeling when using it and the files sooc.

    However, for events it was a very clear second body for photography with much less reliable autofocus and a smaller battery. X-S20 now fixes this. The video improvments are even bigger. Finally you are no longer crippled by a 30 minutes recording limit so you have to restart you video and change batteries in the middle of a wedding video. I am very impressed by the value and features Fuji brings with this camera, and I expect it to sell like wildfire since there literally is no competition at this price point if you are looking for a capable hybrid camera. Where I live the launch price is 70% of the price of an XT5. I cannot justify this difference for a second body camera. Weather sealing, dual card slots, more megapixels, and a better view finder would be nice. But not at the expense of a non swiveling screen, a worse grip, a higher price and weight, and reportedly not quite as good af.

    The point is that you can love Fuji, film simulations and everything else that goes with it, even if you are an X-S user. For the price and size I have yet to find a better camera.

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 12

      I’m sure the X-S20 is an excellent camera. It’s intended to attract Sony users, and it seems to be successful at that. I think the price is a bit puzzling. I’ve had a few people tell me that they’re not convinced it’s 30% better than the X-S10 to justify the 30% price increase over the previous model. I have no idea myself, as I’ve never used either (and have no intentions of it)—it likely depends on how one uses it, I suppose. $1,300 plus the $200 cooling fan… I see an X-T4 right now for $1,400, and that’s a superior body with weather sealing, duel SD Card slots, and no need for an external fan. I wonder if we’re about to see a 30% price jump with all Fuji bodies as a result of inflation and the X-S20 is simply the first? That’s just speculation—I don’t know if there’s any merit to that or not. I think for the majority of people, I’d recommend saving $300 and go with the X-S10, or spend just slightly more and get an X-T4, but that’s just my opinion. Those who do buy the X-S20 I’m sure will absolutely love it. Thanks for the comment!

  8. Chad · June 21

    According to Pal2Tech’s Youtube review, the X-S20 doesn’t have faux-bokeh, and the amount of bokeh is dependent upon your lens choice. While I do agree with you that this camera is targeted towards Sony users, I also think it will be a great seller for Fujifilm. It’s not just a successor to the X-S10, but also for X-T4 users who bought that camera for its hybrid abilities and articulating screen. The X-S20 expands on these and adds much better autofocus, a lighter body, better battery life, better grip, new film sim, more capable video recording, etc.

    I look at it more of a X-H2S lite, and will be massively popular with vloggers and anybody looking for an all-around capable camera. It doesn’t have the retro look and extra knobs and dials like the X-T4/X-T5, but I’ve always found those functionally somewhat limited anyway due to the extended ISO and less granular shutter speeds missing from the two dials, to where I ended up re-mapping them to another dial anyway, leaving them somewhat useless in my eyes.

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 21

      I’ve never used the X-S20 (and probably never will), so Pal2Tech is much more knowledgeable than I with this model. There was some buzz about computational “bokeh” (similar to an iPhone) in vlog mode, so I don’t know if he overlooked that (I haven’t watched this particular video) or if it was simply misstated in the first place, I have no idea.

      I wouldn’t compare the X-S20 to the X-T4. The X-T4 is weather-sealed, has two SD Card slots, has 7 custom presets, tactile dials/controls (hallelujah!), doesn’t need a fan accessory for extended video recording, and is a significantly superior/more-premium model (in my opinion). Two different classes of cameras. I’m sure Sony shooters will probably prefer the X-S20, though, but those who have been in the Fuji system for awhile will likely find the X-T4 to be much better, and right now can be found for a similar price. I’d take the X-T4 over the X-S20 hands down, and not think twice about it.

      The X-S20 is indeed a “lite” version of the X-H2s (or X-H2). A number of X-H2/X-H2s owners had stated to me in the past (before the X-S20) that they wanted a mid-tier PASM model—something higher-end than the X-S10 but cheaper and smaller than the X-H line; a couple of features they hoped for were weather-sealing and dual-card slots. I wonder how those people feel about the X-S20, since it does move a little closer to mid-tier (particularly in regards to price), but lacks those features they wanted. I also wonder if those hoping to “upgrade” from the X-S10—or those deciding between the X-S10 and X-S20—will find the X-S20 to be a 30% better camera to justify the cost. From my point of view (not having interest in either model), I see the X-S20 as maybe 10% better (battery life, autofocus, video specs), so one should think carefully about value when making the decision.

      • Chad · June 22

        The X-S20 manual says this about background defocus mode: “Selecting ON for BACKGROUND DEFOCUS MODE fixes aperture at the widest value for the lens.”, which seems consistent with Pal2Tech’s video review. He changed lenses on it, and you could see the bokeh was better/worse between them. In any case, it’s not a priority to me, I’m not a vlogger.

        I agree with your statements about the X-T4 being a superior/more premium model, and is a better camera for professional photography. I do own a X-T4 now, along with an X-M1 and am looking at the X-S20 specifically for the faster AF and better video abilities. I have been on the Fujifilm system for a few years now, coming from Sony, and the biggest punch to the gut was the extremely poor AF compared to what I had been used to with much older gear, but moved to Fujifilm specifically for the color science. The AF failure rate with what should be basic tasks like tracking people walking directly towards you in a wedding processional is always disappointing to me with the X-T4 over Sony. I’ve spent some time with the X-T5 at a local shop and the AF with recent updates seems much improved, but I can’t justify “upgrading” to one over my X-T4 with it missing a battery grip and an articulating screen. I know the majority of XT people prefer the stalker screen for street photography, but I personally find it limiting, which was a driving factor in purchasing the X-T4 in the first place, as it is very capable.

        The goal is to replace my X-M1 with the X-S20 for my second body.

      • Ritchie Roesch · June 23

        The X-S20 is an upgrade over the X-M1—no doubt about that—but the X-M1 is still a surprisingly good little camera.

        One perk of doing this Fuji X Weekly thing is that I get to talk to all sorts of people across the world. There’s a husband-wife photography team who’s main business is corporate video, and they’re quite good and successful at it. They use multiple X-H1 bodies and swear by that model. They’ve tried the X-H2, but it wasn’t a good fit for them (they were quite disappointed by it, since they liked the previous version so much). They were loaned a preproduction X-S20, but didn’t care much for it, either. They say that, for them, the X-H1 is Fujifilm’s best video camera for the work they do, nothing beats it. The X-T4 is the closest, but the X-H1 is preferable for them.

        I bring this up only because something might be best “on paper” or “in theory”, but it’s really what works for someone that matters. All cameras made over the last five years—maybe even the last 10, but the last five years for sure—are more than good enough for everyone. It’s up to the photographer to get it to work for them. The gear is never the problem; however, some cameras might be more intuitive for the style and/or skill of the photographer than another, so if one finds a particular model that works for them, that’s a keeper. But in reality they’re all just as capable as the next, no matter what the stat sheets say. That includes focus.

        Ever since Fujifilm has actively tried to recruit Sony users, I have notices that suddenly Fujifilm’s autofocus is a problem. It’s not Sony-level good. Yet I’ve never had a problem with the focus on any Fuji camera I’ve owned, aside from the older models at night (and even then there are simple workarounds). I’ve often wondered if these photographers complained just as much about some aspect of their Sony gear? Are they just going around from brand-to-brand-to-brand finding things to be dissatisfied with? I don’t get it. Find what you like, and figure out how to make it work for you. Whatever it is. (I don’t mean “you” personally, but “you” in a general sense here.). That might mean having to improve at some skill, but the good news is that everyone’s capable with enough practice.

      • Chad · June 23

        Yes, I’ve always liked the X-M1, my biggest gripe is the lack of any sort of a viewfinder. I have a Voigtlander 40mm viewfinder attached since I pretty much have a 27mm pancake lens glued on. Still, it produces fine pictures, even by modern standards IMO, although the AF hunts terribly.

        I’ve not had hands on with any of the X-H lineup, but I have heard good things about the X-H1. It’s just a little too chonky for my personal tastes, even the X-T4 is pushing it size-wise. It is advantageous for the husband-wife team to have matching bodies for sure, and a consistent workflow is hard to beat sometimes over new features.

        I have to disagree with you to an extent about AF performance being good enough with any modern camera. I mean, sure, they will focus in some situations, but I also feel the technology has been around long enough that this shouldn’t be an issue. Besides any camera conspiracy theories I’ve hard over the years, which may or may not be valid, I think the endless pursuit for megapixels often negates meaningful speed increases in certain models. Fujifilm has long abandoned Kaizen in pursuit of profit, which is disappointing from a consumer perspective. I have owned and used fully manual cameras, rolled my own film, developed it, etc., but I was also quick to jump on the automation train once it arrived. I didn’t have Minolta’s first AF camera, but did have the 7000i, which was one of the first of their camera’s with that gimmicky Creative Card system. Most of their functions could be duplicated with the right manual settings and know-how, but some of them were interesting, saved a little time, and eventually became baked-in features of modern cameras.

        While the AF for that camera was OK for the time, future models from all brands continued to improve. My last film camera I owned was the Nikon N90s, which I honestly can say I never had any AF problems with, and that was close to 30 years ago. So from my perspective, cameras that come out in this decade should perform better – substantially better than ones I used decades ago. Even when I turn off all the camera guessing, like putting it in manual exposure mode, and spot continuous AF, the AF on my X-T4 is just horrible compared to almost anything I’ve shot on in the last 10-20 years, certainly worse than even my oldest Sony before leaving the system, the A6000. The AF has only been noticeably improved with Fujifilm users running the few newest camera models in last month’s firmware update.

        Fujifilm apparently isn’t going to roll this new AF algorithm out to older models either because of its anti-Kaizen philosophy or because the camera’s CPU can’t keep up (to which we have no way of verifying). I had actually stated in some public forums a year or two ago wanting for what the X-S20 is – a new hybrid camera body with the same sensor, but a newer processor to help speed up the camera, give it better features. This seems to have worked, as I think I’ve read every review, watched every YouTube video review there is. I’ve done this because I totally agree with you that you shouldn’t rely on “on paper” specs, but need real-world testing. The hands-on narrative remains the same – excellent AF performance, best AF performance of any Fujifilm camera (the latest firmware update to the newest models last month seemed to have leveled the playing field), best in class battery life (over double of X-S10), much improved video (10-bit internal, F-LOG2, etc.), much bigger buffer than X-S10 (79 RAW at 20fps vs 17, 256 jpg vs 32), better IBIS, better LCD, 3.5mm headphone jack without needing an adapter, USB-C is 2x as fast as X-S10, driverless USB webcam support, Vlog features. While not everyone will agree, and that’s fine – I completely feel these upgrades over the X-S10 justify a $300 price increase as these are far more than a 10% upgrade in performance.

        I can’t comment on Fujifilm’s AF being a problem since it started recruiting Sony users because I wasn’t on the system prior to that. There were no ads or marketing that drew me to Fujifilm, just a persistence of images posted in various photography forums I’m in with nice color grading that kept pointing back to this system, which made me look at it, which led me to your site initially, where I still have a subscription to your app service, which is great BTW. I get that there is a large percent of Fujifilm users who want/need the retro aesthetic to fit their brand or look or whatever, but none of that matters to me. I’ll take mechanical functionality over aesthetics all day long. Some of the knobs and dials on the X-T line are not 100% functional as I stated before, only having some of the total ability, so to me they are useless and a waste of real estate. Others will not agree, or will force themselves to not utilize extended ISOs or shutter speeds just so they can use them. I don’t get that, but what they eat doesn’t make me fat.

        I 100% agree with one of your last comments, “Find what you like, and figure out how to make it work for you.”. That’s where I’m at with the Fujifilm system, just trying to get it where I’d like it. It doesn’t need to be perfect, and yes, practice makes perfect, but I’m also getting to be an old man, and maybe my eyesight and patience with what camera manufacturers feel like giving us from year to year keep getting a little worse. 😉

  9. Mark · June 22

    Last week I purchased a new XT-5 and paid $100 less than the new X-S20?
    The new X-S20 is way overpriced here in Australia.

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 23

      I think it’s overpriced everywhere, but that’s just my opinion.

  10. Nathaniel · 19 Days Ago

    Hi Ritchie.

    I think that as much as I prefer the Film-dial layout as it makes photography more intuitive and motivating, as long as a PASM-dial camera doesn’t possess issues especially in the long term, I would seriously think about investing in one. Recently, I was on the fence if I’m going to be unloading my X-T3 for an X-T30ii just because it’s more compact and that it has the Classic Neg film sim. But after borrowing a friend’s X-T20, I immediately ruled the X-T30ii out of my list of considerations as I perceive of it as a lower-scale body of a higher-tier model—Personally, but I perceive of it as a toy. Mind you, while communicating my dilemma to different forums, I was even giving the impression that I was inclining to the X-T30ii even if I have read too many issues arising from it which pops up over time whether within its warranty period or beyond [rubber/leatherette peeling, LCD malfunctioning, command dials becoming irresponsive, sensor failures (at least on the Mk. 1)]. But on the XS10, apart from the SD Card file writing issues in which some images didn’t show up when inserted on a Mac BUT will show on a Windows OS platform, there were no issues whatsoever. And when I tried it, it looks way better in terms size and handling (It doesn’t look that much of a toy, for me).

    The X-T5? Read issues here and there and even a friend who’s makes photography a living, told me he knows of one who keeps on coming back to the service center having issues with his XT5’s play button and I hope that’s an isolated case.

    My XT3 had not exhibited much issue except that it froze but only 3X after owning it for over 2.5 years and happened whenever I fiddle and tinker with the menus. It’s mint as I use it very gently and not as a workhorse.

    Of course, these issues are subjected to one’s frequency of use and handling. And many will justify that they didn’t have problems with their units as well on average use. But let’s just assume that people use these cameras daily yet gently, between the XT30ii and the XS10, again according to all the forums I can gather to read, the XS10 was generally, problem free. And it seems to be more robust than meets its spec sheets at least against rain or snow ( OR ). Price is around US$885 brand new with free battery and a 16GB SD Card.(Btw, can anybody confirm if the C1-C4 preset storing would be global in nature such that it would set AF modes permanently and not in a anyway restrict the setting to film sim only unlike the X-T series? Thank you).

    I’m still contemplating on ridding my XT3 because apart from IBIS being beneficial (though not my requirement), it’s the Classic Neg film sim I’m craving (Or else, how can I use your film recipes for it, Ritchie!!! 🙂 ). If I’m still going to use the old battery (invested already in quite a number of them and I intend to continue), then my only options are the X-E4, X-Pro3 and the X-S10. For the X-E4, I refuse to be suckered into purchasing one with those ridiculous prices, so likely that’s out. X-Pro3 — Eventual LCD issues that’s a ticking timebomb even when gently used as well as the whitening of the viewfinder. So, it’s the X-S10 or perhaps a new X-Prox that will be so crippled because it’s going to be photocentric:
    *w/ ZERO video features
    *No LCD
    *Either OVF or EVF (Preferred) only (But checking of the images on the VF only)
    *No IBIS
    *Weather sealed
    *20 film sims with reala
    *XPro3 body but X100v shutter/iso dial. Exposure compensation dial with lock.
    *Price would be very affordable (Hoping to be US$999) since IT’S SO CRIPPLED.
    *No more X-E line.
    *No need to tag XPro as a flagship or premium line.
    ***I know, this will be impossible. But there’s nothing wrong in wishful thinking. 🙂

    Still, I understand you Ritchie. The Fuji retro looking cameras does motivate me in picking them up to shoot. The XT3 has it so as the X100v — the two cams I own. I’m not sure over time, if the X-S10 also possesses that charm.

    Thank you for this blog post.

    • Ritchie Roesch · 18 Days Ago

      I have a well used X-T30 that has been trouble free. I think the X-S10 and X-T30 have similar build quality. I haven’t had any issues with my X-T5, although I have heard of a couple instances of X-T5’s being serviced (but could it be mishandling?). Also, have you considered the X-T4? My wife really likes hers. Whenever I use it, I turn the LCD around, so that it is a blank screenless back, which I actually kind of appreciate.

      • Nathaniel Sy · 18 Days Ago

        Hi Ritchie,

        • Re: Issues occurring on XT30ii or even the XT5 because of mishandling — Anything’s possible and I hope that’s the case for the “gentle handlers” of their gears. Though in the case of my friend’s acquaintance’s XT5, it’s shiny new and I couldn’t imagine how could a PLAY button be mishandled.

        • XT4 consideration? Absolutely. BUT after giving it some thought, if possible, I wouldn’t want to spend more on an extra batt, an original charger (my preference), thumb and hand grips.

        • I guess best is to just stick with the XT3 then unless there’s a really good deal I’ll bump into on an XPro3 (with me intending to use the LCD very scarcely to avoid that dreaded failure) or even an X-E4 but at a reasonable price.

        Thanks for your reply, Ritchie. Looking forward to your REALA ACE based recipes. 😉😉😉

      • Ritchie Roesch · 18 Days Ago

        😀 😀 😀

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