Fujifilm X-A3 vs Olympus PEN E-PL8

3 years 7 months ago #534252 by Martin
If you were going to buy one of these cameras, which would you get the Fujifilm X-A3 or the Olympus PEN E-P?

I'm on the fence and looking for a nudge in either direction.  

Thanks in advance PT!  

Martin


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3 years 7 months ago #534270 by KCook
In my view the big strength for Fuji is their prime lenses. If there are a couple of these that you covet, then go Fuji! Otherwise, Olympus offers more options, a lot more.

Kelly Cook

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
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3 years 7 months ago #534302 by Zeberk
For me, I'd go with the Fujifilm.  A friend of mine has the X100 or something like that and the camera is amazing.  I was surprised. 


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3 years 7 months ago #534404 by Peter Nunez
+1 on the FujiFilm


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3 years 7 months ago #534556 by garyrhook
The Fuji comes in pink. Get the Fuji.

Seriously, though. The PEN is a micro four-thirds mirrorless system, which opens the door to many lenses, and an adapter can be had for Fuji X-mount lenses. So it seems that you're not really limited.

That said, go to a store and hold them. Consider alternatives. The camera you want is the one you don't want to put down.


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3 years 7 months ago #534606 by Joslyn
I'd go with the Fuji myself


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3 years 7 months ago #534639 by Richard K Photography
Well, I'll go with the FujiFilm, not an Olympus fan.  Had a bad experience a few years back.  


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3 years 7 months ago #534668 by effron

KCook wrote: In my view the big strength for Fuji is their prime lenses. If there are a couple of these that you covet, then go Fuji! Otherwise, Olympus offers more options, a lot more.

Kelly Cook


Bingo...

Why so serious?
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3 years 7 months ago #534943 by Alex
Have you considered the Sony a6300 or a6500?  I have the a6300 for the days I want something small and compact.  With the a6500 out for some time, you can find some good deals on the a6300.  

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3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #534946 by Shadowfixer1
You could get the Fuji XT-1 and 35 f-2.0 lens for 800 at B&H. Adorama probably has the same deal. That's a bargain.

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3 years 6 months ago #535136 by Walter Tidwell
Speaking of these two brands, who was founded first?


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3 years 6 months ago #535161 by Shadowfixer1
Olympus - 1919 several name changes since 1919 before changing to Olympus
Fuji Photo Film Co. - 1934

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