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I've had my X30 since January this year after upgrading from an X10 which unfortunately was damaged in a careless crushing incident at the Brno Moto GP race last year :( I'm loving the X30, it takes great pictures and the new features are fantastic. It's really handy being able to download images on my phone, do a quick edit in snapseed and have them online within minutes of taking them, that's a great addition. The tilting screen is also a big plus point and I find myself using it a lot to get those tricky angles as well as sneakier street style stuff. Could it do with a bigger sensor? Of course but it is what it is and I think it's a fantastic little camera, bring it with me everywhere and take 90% of my photos with it. I was torn between getting the X30 and an XM1 and I think I made the right decision for my needs. Would absolutely love an XT10 though, oof!

 

Here's two landscape shots taken on "Frank" as I call my X30, "Fred" was my X10 who did a great job also, really liked that sensor.

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RIP Fred and welcome Frank!

 

The X-M1 would be slightly larger due to the interchangeable lens I think. Although it has one of the best colors and high ISO performance in a relatively affordable package.

 

The X-T10 would be great for chasing action.

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I was looking for something to replace my LX7 when I moved from Micro Four-Thirds. I had an XM1 but found it a little too big for a "take everywhere" camera, because the X mount lenses are quite large.Today a mint used X30 arrived, and I have to say I love it already. Yes, of course the sensor could do with being bigger, and I would like it to have a 10x zoom lens and fit in my trouser pocket, but it is always about compromise and for me this is the perfect "little camera" to use when I don't want to carry the X-T1. 

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