I've been thinking recently about picking up a Fuji to play with. I like what I have seen of the Fuji Images and there are times when I wish I got a bit better high ISO out of my 5n. Not that the 5n is particularly deficient at high ISO it's just there are times now and again where I would like a little more. I also like the Fuji's OOC JPEGs and sometimes when you get a camera crush there's no stopping it. i've hopped around between the Fuji XM1, XA1 and XE1 for a while now and I find that I keep coming back to my 5n and really wondering if I wouldn't be better off not spending the money (which is really code for "buy something else"). I shoot manual focus legacy glass. That's partly because I have no AF lenses but that's been a choice rather than something that was forced upon me. I like funky old glass and find the AF lenses I could possibly afford pretty boring. That's not to say there aren't some nice AF lenses out there but each time I had one or three of them I found myself using the manual focus stuff anyway. I have been looking at nice low mileage XE1's as of late. I like the old school handling and thought if I was going to pick up a Fuji the XE1 seemed like the one. The trouble is each time I get close to grabbing an XE1 I starting thinking that it's not much of an improvement over my 5n for what I do. I pretty much walk around and take available light shots of stuff. I get in close and make images that interest me. I don't shoot weddings, I don't shoot street, I can't think of the last time I bracketing anything, used burst mode or needed a built-in level, I don't even know where I put the little flash that came with the camera. I set the camera to aperture priority, dial in the aperture on the lens, set exposure compensation and go. About the only digital feature I make use of is focus peaking and on the NEX it's very handy. If it had been as pronounced in the EVF as it is on the LCD I would still have the Sony external EVF (I really liked that it flipped up) Then there's the fact that I use Capture One 8 for Sony so the cost of the camera also includes the cost of upgrading to the "every brand" version of Capture One Pro and that ain't exactly cheap although shooting a Fuji as a JPEG only camera is definitely a possibility. The big stumbling block however is that the 5n continues to do what I need. Also, in some ways the 5n has some distinct advantages over the Fujis...focus peaking is definitely nicer on the NEX/Alpha, the 5n is actually pretty fast shot to shot, it has better video than the Fuji and as good as the Fuji is at high ISO the 5n is pretty good too. To sum it up my genetic disposition toward frugality is starting to overwhelm my Fuji crush. A few years ago I made the jump from m43 to the NEX and never looked back. M43 didn't suit my needs and it was easy to see the clear advantages that the NEX offered me but I'm not seeing that right now with the Fuji. I think the Fuji cameras are very compelling and if I were looking for a camera system to start with I would probably go with the Fuji. I like what they are doing and especially like what I am seeing out of their native lenses. But that's not the situation I am in. Right now my 5n is staring at me telling me I need to get out and make some images.