Firstly let's get the reasons for purchasing this camera out of the way. I've been wanting a compact camera for travel for many months, I had a play with many at the last FOI this year and I liked the look and feel of the Fuji right from the start. Yes, it does mean I need to invest in a new set of lenses (unless I get some adapters which I probably will). But I also like the quality and compact nature of the Fujinon X-fit lenses. So, I now have Canon 5D mark II and 650D as it's back-up for mainly wildlife, landscapes and video. Panasonic LX5 for the shirt pocket and the Fuji for when I want to travel light. However, I've also discovered some bonuses and it will replace the other cameras in some instances. The good - old style shutter speed knob and ring on the lens so you can manually change the aperture. This camera is as close as it gets to my Nikon FM2 for manual handling and to me, that's great! The pictures straight from the camera don't need much work. I've been capturing both RAW and JPEG and setting in camera which film emulation to apply to the JPEG. To me, the Velvia setting doesn't look too Velviaish to me, but there is certainly more saturation. Once DxO has caught up, I don't think I will bother with the in-camera JPEG film emulations, but still, it suits some pictures and saves time later. Everything works on this camera as you would want it too. The not so good - There are too many buttons where my right thumb naturally falls and there is a tendency to accidentally push these. Focusing for video is about the same as the Canon 650D which isn't so good. The bonus - It does hand-held infrared! Not only that, you can frame the shot with the opaque R72 filter attached to the lens as you see the image clearly in the EVF. Yes, the ISO has to be above 1600 to get a shutter speed to allow a hand-held shot, but this isn't a problem as there still isn't much noise at this ISO anyway. There was a hot-spot, but this is a lens phenomenon and cured by converting to black and white. I'm sure other lenses will be OK and I can get an adapter to use with lenses which I know do not have hot-spots. There are some recent (full res) examples here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjH8BDwY Some are in-camera JPEGs, other converted using the supplied Silkypix software. No sharpening or other corrections have been applied only with the IR image converted to BW using DxO Filmpack.