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Hi,

I'm a X-Tx user but I really love this X-S10 for 1) IBIS 2) deep grip 3) compact body 4) unlabelled dials (I never use ISO and speed dials anyway on my X-Tx as I prefer front/back dials).

In fact, if that camera shape and layout existed few years ago, I would have bought this one rather than a X-Tx.

I can live with smaller EVF but I'm not sure about weather sealing. The X-S10 seems pretty well built for its class, but as my main camera that I use anywhere (outdoors activities, travel), would you consider this a big issue?

Let's be honest, I'm shooting in light rain or snow just a few times a year. Sometimes it can be cold in winter, but the X-S10 is still rated to work at -10 Celcius.

What do you think? I always had weather sealed cameras but not always using weather sealed lenses. I'm wondering if it's a real issue or no. 

Thanks

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All I can say is what I went through in my own head before buying mine. I've had a number of fairly decent cameras over the years, both analog and digital, and shot in lots of different conditions including rain and snow and sand. I never even heard of a "weather-sealed camera" before a few years ago, but I never had any trouble because I always protected my camera with my outerwear or even plastic bags when necessary.

I've carried a few disposable camera rain covers in my bag for the last 6 years or so, but never had the occasion to take them out of their package. But I'm sure that if I got caught in a downpour, they'd protect my X-S10 just fine. And if you also only encounter adverse weather on relatively rare occasions, that's probably all you'd need too.

Edit: all my Fuji lenses are weather-sealed, so that's another thing to consider.

Edited by CatsAreGods
thought of something else, as usual
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7 hours ago, CatsAreGods said:

Edit: all my Fuji lenses are weather-sealed, so that's another thing to consider.

I've thought about this - and wondered if the weather proofing of the lens made any difference to moisture (or anything else) getting into the camera at the mount.

I don't see any difference on either the camera or lens side between weatherproofed or non-weatherproofed lenses or cameras.

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