There's no shortage of cameras that tout portability as their top attribute, yet fall short in areas like image quality, handling and ease of use. This makes me wonder—just because a camera is portable, is it actually worthy of being carried around?

The answer to that is clear, but what's interesting is this idea that portability isn't about size, it's about worth.

Case in point, the Fuji GW690III. It's not the smallest or lightest camera, and few would call it portable at first sight. In fact, people refer to it as the "Texas Leica" because of its exaggerated dimensions—a rangefinder on steroids.

But I'm willing to bet that after using it a few times and seeing the images it can produce, this camera would prove itself indispensable to any photographer, making them think twice before leaving the house without it.

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So, I ask, is a camera portable because it's small, or is portable because it's worth carrying?

The Fuji GW690III certainly makes a case for the latter.

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