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Need a small camera - hopelessly lost.

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Tue 20-Jul-21 05:47 PM | edited Tue 20-Jul-21 05:49 PM by N80
Some background info might be helpful in order to help me out. Long term Nikonians member. Twenty years maybe? Used to moderate the N80 forum way back when. Nikon user since 1985. Current main body is a D750.

Two problems with the D750. 1) It got submerged about 3 years ago and is starting to have fickle behaviors. Still works properly 99% of the time. 2) It keeps getting bigger every time I travel. Especially with a 24-70 2.8 on it.

So I need a smaller camera as general backup and primary travel body.

Things I would like to have:

1.Interchangeable lenses. (Rules out things like Fuji x-100)
2.Considerably smaller than D750.
3.Have been Nikon only my whole life so prefer Nikon. But willing to explore other ideas.
4. 20 mp or higher
5. I love retro looking cameras.
6. Well under $2000 if possible. Lower price is a selling point.

The two cameras that have really got my attention right now are the Nikon Z fc and the Fuji x-Pro3.

I have no experience with mirrorless cameras, Z lenses or anything Fuji.

I am infatuated with the looks of the Z fc and looks are important to me. Not critical but still a criteria. Three concerns about the Z fc. 1) It isn't way smaller than the D750. 2) It seems like an expensive Z 50 and mostly for vanity and 3) Not a wide selection of Dx Z lenses.

The Fuji X-Pro3 costs more, doesn't look as good but has fuller features but does look pretty nice.

Final problem: I don't have anywhere to hold and physically see these cameras. Nearest camera shop is 30 minutes away and is showing pretty depleted inventory on hand including no Fuji x-Pro3 in the shop.

So, I am interested in opinions and advice of any sort.

(Willing to buy used but prefer not to.)

George Barron

My Nikonians Gallery is here:
https://images.nikonians.org/galleries/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/1091

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