Lucked out and found the Fuji F2 gently used at Murphy's Camera yesterday! It's compact and light.
Since it's cold outside and I'm a crazy cat lady, I tested it out on my cats. I got Henry to lounge briefly in our sunny foyer, and his fur is lighter, so I got him at ISO 400, F2, 1/60. Hallie was in the living room, and having light absorbent fur, I photographed her at the same f-stop and shutter, but had to shoot at ISO 1000. Still, lovely effect.
I love this little Fuji camera. I like the lens I got with it, the 18-135, but it's a pretty big lens. The 35mm on the camera makes it nice and compact. This will be a great hiking and vacation camera. It does amazingly well in low light too. It came with a little flash, which I don't care for just straight on, but with some experimentation, it might produce good effects too.
I want to be more spontaneous with my photography, and that's another reason why I invested in this camera. It has wifi built in, so that adds another level of technology. I like being able to shoot with it, transfer images to my iPhone with the Fuji app, and then run them through Lightroom Mobile and post. I am writing this post on the Squarespace app, so all of this was done without a computer. Pretty amazing considering 20 years ago when I first started studying photography, I would shoot a roll of film, develop it, wait for it to dry, and print images one by one in the darkroom, a process which took hours!