Top positive review
A great way to get in photography, without the bulk (of DSLRs)
29 October 2018
I purchased this for my wife, and the design, size, & more importantly the accessibility for a learner, made it a great pick.
Fujifilm doesn't make cheap stuff, so you get what you pay for:
1. Great build quality
2. Full suite of creative options
3. Fuji film color profiles
4. Nice kit lens (and access to brilliant X mount Fuji lenses)
4. Bunch of options and aids that will help someone mature to become a better photographer.
The pictures right out of the camera are brilliant (even without the X Trans sensor).
I personally switched to an MFT (Olympus OMD EM 10 II), and love the fact that I have DSLR like quality (and better features in some respect), in such a small form factor of a mirror-less camera.
If you are not a professional photographer and have some appreciation for art & craftsmanship, you should definitely consider a mirrorless (certainly the XT100) over ugly and bulky DSLRs.
People may complain that it's expensive, lenses are expensive etc. but remember, you get what you pay for.
Photography is a great skill that'll alter the way you see the world, travel, express your creativity, meet and interact with fellow photographers etc. This is not a commodity, it's an investment. Get good gear, you only live once.