For about a year now, I’ve been on the hunt for a compact Fujifilm camera. I’ve been eyeing both the X100V (to replace the one I gifted to my nephew) and the X-E4 as my everyday & travel camera. The X100V has been hard to find online or in stores due to perhaps Japan’s chip shortage? I decided to rent the X-E4 and the Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR pancake lens instead to try out. Together they somewhat resemble my X100V (which I love so much). But after playing with this combo for a few days, I realized it is not quite what I was hoping for. The reason why will surprise you!