Fujifilm makes great cameras— probably some of the best “bang for the buck”cameras. Imagine Fujifilm cameras being like a Lexus— truly nothing wrong with it! Great performance, good aesthetics, and a solid price point.
Try it out for yourself.
The Fujifilm X100-series are often called the “poor man’s Leica”— but I beg to differ. This isn’t a good analogy. It’s just a Fujifilm camera! The styling of the X100 certainly is borrowed from a rangefinder/Leica M-esque design, but it’s a totally different camera and experience.
All cameras are good cameras
I think perhaps the goal is this:
Don’t get married or loyal or specialize in any camera brand. Allow maximal system promiscuity. Maximal optionality with your equipment.
Avoid sponsorships. Avoid becoming a “brand ambassador”. You’ll get trapped one way or another — I’ve learned this from personal experience.
Buy your own equipment. The second you accept free equipment, you become a little enslaved. Own your own gear, and own your own opinion.
Digital medium format is the future
Digital medium format is the future.
Just experiment for yourself.
I’ve found that when testing a camera for about 30 seconds (in my own two hands), I can tell whether I like it or not. Online reviews tend to be a waste of time. Try holding the camera in your hands, play with the menus and functions, and see if you like it.
Whatever you choose, shoot on!