Notwithstanding the quality of the images that this camera’s sensor produces, the camera itself is a joy to hold and handle given its small form factor, solid construction, and tactile manual ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation controls. Its classic retro styling also makes it one of the most attractive cameras on the market.
Reliable weather-sealing protects it from the elements when partnered with WR (weather-resistant) Fujinon lenses, taking the pressure off when shooting in more testing conditions.
The performance of the cameras cropped 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans III CMOS sensor is more than sufficient for my everyday needs. I am a strong advocate of the X-Trans sensor array, which I think leverages more detail from a scene than other sensor configurations – as long as you use the right raw file converter and process the files correctly.
At the lower ISO sensitivities, the cameras sensor does an excellent job; displaying exceptionally clean results and resolving pin sharp detail, that can match most full frame competitors. Dynamic range is also very good at lower sensitivities, offering plenty of flexibility to recover detail in post-processing with raw files. As with any camera sensor: if you know its limits, you can generally work around this to achieve the right exposure.