What the sensor and the cameras are really good at is producing clean, low noise images. This is obviously an advantage for upsizing. Fuji talked a lot about how their APS-C sensor could produce files that were comparable with images shot on 35mm sized sensors. For some time I just thought of this as yet more blah blah blah, but I'm beginning to see what they are getting at. The closest comparison I can make to what the X-E1 files I'm processing now look like is with an AA filtered DSLR. Fuji may try to style their cameras like Leica's, but there is no resemblance whatsoever to the look of the Leica M digital CCD files of the M8 or M9. The files are much smoother and cleaner that those files.
So, bottom line is, I've decided to embrace what the Fuji can do well and live with its 'eccentricities'. Certainly, I'm VERY pleased with the upsizing I can get and this may mean that I can avoid buying the new Sony (though don't count on it!) Plus I have a lot of respect for any camera that's managed to produce a self-portrait and new profile image that I can actually live with without phoning up the nearest plastic surgeon. And that's no small thing!
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