It's looking like the replacement for my 5D II will be the XT2 version of this camera. I was certain I'd never go back to APS-C, but Fuji has, to me, the most compelling crop system right now.
DSLRs are out because I'm tired of the size, weight, and AF issues. Canon and Nikon aren't taking mirrorless seriously in any respect. Sony has no crop portrait primes faster than a 50/1.8 and only a heavy, expensive, adapted 85/1.4 on full-frame. Samsung doesn't have portrait primes or an ultrawide. The M4/3s bodies are a step backwards in sensor performance with minimal size and weight advantages relative to APS-C to show for it.
Which leaves this and the upcoming XT2. The RAW samples have huge adjustment leeway in ACR and better noise than my Canon. Fuji's lens lineup is perfect. (The 56/1.2 and 10-24/4 are almost direct replacements for my 100/2 and 16-35/2.8.) 24MP is plenty. Nice build, half the weight, and great AF. What's not to like?
I wonder about the scoring. The bar for metering and focus accuracy (why these are combined when they have no relation to each other, I've no idea) borders on excellent. But in your tests, this camera was terrible at tracking moderate action in broad daylight. I imagine it'd give up completely with, say, a running toddler.
Perhaps you might consider adding a more absolute scoring scale for 'fitness for a particular purpose?'
I'm sure this is terrific, but as a working pro, I didn't bother with lens caps at all. Put a decent filter on the lens and you can just dump it in the bag. That's one more shot you didn't miss because you were fiddling with the gear.
Technically stunning, these shots. And some very nice compositions.
While the narrow market this camera targets will adore it, the D800 produces equivalent or greater output. That, and a couple of standout Nikon lenses like the 14-24, would be a preferable kit to whomever can bear the weight.
Lovely shot. I very much like this collection.