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Jan 11, 2021 15:35:31   #
Miami39 Loc: Florida
 
I would like a recommendation for a lightweight travel camera. I have a Fuji system: First, an XE2 and then an XT2. I was disappointed in the results from both Fuji’s, particularly with the kit lens. I have a full Nikon system but it is too heavy to carry around. I do have a Leica Type 109, which is great but the range is short (24-70 equivalent). I was thinking of the Sony A series cameras like the A6600. I still am mystified about the Fuji reviews. I have a 23 f2; 27 f2.8; 50 f2 and 55-300 with an XT2. Thoughts? Could be me but I have been taking pix for over fourth years.

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Jan 11, 2021 15:42:04   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
Miami39 wrote:
I would like a recommendation for a lightweight travel camera. I have a Fuji system: First, an XE2 and then an XT2. I was disappointed in the results from both Fuji’s, particularly with the kit lens. I have a full Nikon system but it is too heavy to carry around. I do have a Leica Type 109, which is great but the range is short (24-70 equivalent). I was thinking of the Sony A series cameras like the A6600. I still am mystified about the Fuji reviews. I have a 23 f2; 27 f2.8; 50 f2 and 55-300 with an XT2. Thoughts? Could be me but I have been taking pix for over fourth years.
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

is the latest camera from the series that practically put premium compacts back on the map, the Sony RX100 VI. Shawn Steiner had a chance to take it for a week of travel across the USA, and deemed it the “perfect pocket camera” due to its having “all the range and quality you could ever need.” This sixth-generation model made one of the biggest shifts in the RX100 series with its inclusion of a dramatically longer 24-200mm-equivalent zoom, compared to the previous models with 28-100 and 24-70mm zooms, making the RX100 VI much more of an all-rounder/all-in-one type of camera that’s perfect for travel. And even with the new lens design, it still retains its pocketable form factor, as well as a 20.1MP 1" sensor, UHD 4K video, and unique pop-up viewfinder design.

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Jan 11, 2021 15:50:05   #
Miami39 Loc: Florida
 
Thanks. This seems to be a good choice.

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Jan 11, 2021 16:30:44   #
wdross Loc: Castle Rock, Colorado
 
Miami39 wrote:
Thanks. This seems to be a good choice.


The only other possible alternative would be the TG-6 if waterproof and drop resistant (7') are needed. With only an internal 25-100 lens (f2 at the wide angle) and I believe 12mp sensor, it will not offer the imaging of the Sony. But it can go in the water with you (50') and not likely to break if in any way it is dropped. Plus the macro/micro abilities for such a small "low" cost camera are almost unbelievable. Again, it will depend on your wants and needs.

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Jan 11, 2021 17:01:42   #
Miami39 Loc: Florida
 
The Sony sounds like a good idea. Thanks to the readers of UHH.

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Jan 11, 2021 21:22:35   #
rgrenaderphoto Loc: Hollywood, CA
 
Miami39 wrote:
I would like a recommendation for a lightweight travel camera. I have a Fuji system: First, an XE2 and then an XT2. I was disappointed in the results from both Fuji’s, particularly with the kit lens. I have a full Nikon system but it is too heavy to carry around. I do have a Leica Type 109, which is great but the range is short (24-70 equivalent). I was thinking of the Sony A series cameras like the A6600. I still am mystified about the Fuji reviews. I have a 23 f2; 27 f2.8; 50 f2 and 55-300 with an XT2. Thoughts? Could be me but I have been taking pix for over fourth years.
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The Sony RX100M7 is an outstanding travel camera, something I can slide into a pocket if needed.

Can you post some of those disappointing Fuji images? I have had an X-T20 and now X-T30 and have done excellent work with the kit lenses. That being said, their 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 is amazing.

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Jan 12, 2021 05:48:18   #
miked46 Loc: Winter Springs, Florida
 
I use the Canon M50 w/15-45mm lens and also the 18-150mm for travel, it works great

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Jan 12, 2021 06:25:24   #
Jeffcs
 
Have you thought about Olympus
Small lightweight relatively inexpensive
Image quality is great
I was totally Nikon FF
Picked up an Olympus and 2 lenses for air travel
Well I’m now only using Olympus for all my personal stuff and at least 1/2 of my pro shooting

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Jan 12, 2021 06:34:45   #
Gasman57 Loc: NYC
 
PixelStan77 wrote:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

is the latest camera from the series that practically put premium compacts back on the map, the Sony RX100 VI. Shawn Steiner had a chance to take it for a week of travel across the USA, and deemed it the “perfect pocket camera” due to its having “all the range and quality you could ever need.” This sixth-generation model made one of the biggest shifts in the RX100 series with its inclusion of a dramatically longer 24-200mm-equivalent zoom, compared to the previous models with 28-100 and 24-70mm zooms, making the RX100 VI much more of an all-rounder/all-in-one type of camera that’s perfect for travel. And even with the new lens design, it still retains its pocketable form factor, as well as a 20.1MP 1" sensor, UHD 4K video, and unique pop-up viewfinder design.
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Jan 12, 2021 07:24:08   #
allan catt Loc: gillingham,kent,uk
 
Check out the Lumix range.

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Jan 12, 2021 07:38:05   #
timbuktutraveler
 
PixelStan77 wrote:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

is the latest camera from the series that practically put premium compacts back on the map, the Sony RX100 VI. Shawn Steiner had a chance to take it for a week of travel across the USA, and deemed it the “perfect pocket camera” due to its having “all the range and quality you could ever need.” This sixth-generation model made one of the biggest shifts in the RX100 series with its inclusion of a dramatically longer 24-200mm-equivalent zoom, compared to the previous models with 28-100 and 24-70mm zooms, making the RX100 VI much more of an all-rounder/all-in-one type of camera that’s perfect for travel. And even with the new lens design, it still retains its pocketable form factor, as well as a 20.1MP 1" sensor, UHD 4K video, and unique pop-up viewfinder design.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI br br is the latest ... (show quote)


the latest in the Sony series is the RX100 VII (7) (not the series VI (6). I have it. It is a great camera! If you purchase it,do yourself a favor and get Alexander Whites book: Photographer's Guide to the Sony DSC RX100 VII.
This wonderful book is a big help to understanding the camera!

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Jan 12, 2021 07:43:47   #
achesley Loc: SW Louisiana
 
Most of my travels was via motorcycles and finding a camera that I could turn on and off with one hand while moving, and, Must have a view finder for when I would stop in bright sunlight and wanted a quick picture. Also a great low light camera and does shoot in RAW for better processing later. I went with the canon g-12 then g-15 and now have two G-16s. bought off ebay. Still my most used two cameras out of the 6 digit cameras I currently have including my cell phone.

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Jan 12, 2021 08:20:15   #
Old44
 
Nikon Z50 with two kit lenses. Very small, very light and very sharp. And with the FTZ adapter you can still use your Nikon lenses.

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Jan 12, 2021 08:40:57   #
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Jan 12, 2021 08:42:21   #
Bayou
 
Miami39 wrote:
I would like a recommendation for a lightweight travel camera. I have a Fuji system: First, an XE2 and then an XT2. I was disappointed in the results from both Fuji’s, particularly with the kit lens. I have a full Nikon system but it is too heavy to carry around. I do have a Leica Type 109, which is great but the range is short (24-70 equivalent). I was thinking of the Sony A series cameras like the A6600. I still am mystified about the Fuji reviews. I have a 23 f2; 27 f2.8; 50 f2 and 55-300 with an XT2. Thoughts? Could be me but I have been taking pix for over fourth years.
I would like a recommendation for a lightweight tr... (show quote)


The Fuji gear you've mentioned is superior to all of the "travel" cameras named so far. It is fully the equal of the Sony A series and Nikon Z50, in terms of imaging potential. There's something else amiss here. Perhaps the raw conversion software you're using on the files made with the X-trans sensors? The x-trans is picky about conversion software. The Iridient Developer is probably the best, much better than the Adobe products. Also the Silky Pix for Fujifilm is very good. The idea is to makes DNG copies of the RAF files, and then process the DNGs with the software of your choice. Many processing apps do a poor job of the initial RAF conversion.

I'd want to dig deeper into the problems you're having with your Fuji gear. It is superb quality stuff, fully capable of making amazing images.

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