Well it’s almost a week on and I have made some good use of the new camera; not perhaps as much as I would have liked but I am impressed. Small and portable but full of potential and beautifully balanced even with the 18-135 lens, which is the equivalent of a 28-205mm lens on a full frame sensor. In the hand this is a real delight to use. IQ at iso 200 (or less) is superb. It is also good enough to pass QC at 6400 iso and I am demanding of my cameras in terms of IQ. The files are every bit as clean as from my Canon 5D Mk3; it does not get better than that. I have no doubt that I am going to make many saleable pictures with this camera.
It does have a few quirks which at first were tiresome but with familiarity will just become part of the furniture, I am sure. When shooting RAW it has reset itself to JPEG on a few occasions, I have yet to determine quite which button press/setting causes this and you cannot use flash in silent mode. Why do Fuji think you want the camera to beep at you when using flash but not on other occasions? Since it is possible to establish a number of custom settings switching between silent and using flash will be easy to do.
Here are a few images so far, they are not all intended to be prize winners but to help me establish the capabilities of the camera.