I've had a Canon T3i for about a year now, getting it as an upgrade to a small Canon point-and-shoot. I mainly got the T3i for the additional shooting setting controls and the ability to change lenses. However, a year has gone by, and I find myself leaving my DSLR on my desk more often than not. I dislike carrying the camera, since it is so large and obtrusive, making taking photos day-to-day feel like a big production. I have only bought one additional lens (50mm f/1.8 prime), and I feel that the ability to swap lenses is a bit of a waste on me.
What this year with the T3i has taught me is that I enjoyed photography more when I had a smaller camera, which I could be more spontaneous with and was more willing to carry. As such, I have been considering selling my T3i and getting a Fujifilm X20, which I would feel more comfortable carrying, yet still have the same degree of control over shooting.
My question is, what is the potential for regretting the change from a DSLR to an X20?
Some additional information:
- I do not shoot sports or other very fast subjects. (I've heard the X20 has rather quick phase-detect AF)
- Image quality is not paramount, as I only shot JPEGs with the T3i anyway.
- I want to be able to carry my camera comfortably and discreetly every day.
- Lens interchangeability is not a concern.