When I started to compare features of all the digital cameras currently on the market, I wanted to focus (excuse the pun) on still image capability -- I've come to enjoy photography so much these days, that it's now my primary criteria.
Also, I wanted to stick with a format that could handle adapters and vintage lenses, after all I have so many M42 mount lenses I wouldn't know what to do without them. But that doesn't explain the move to Fuji, because the GH5 would have satisfied the criteria too, wouldn't it?
Yes, it would. But there was the extra factor, something that I can't quite explain.
It's to do with image quality (a combination of lens and sensor, so my vintage lenses wouldn't necessarily deliver), colour reproduction (which, given sufficient dynamic range, nigh on any colour grading could achieve).
And something else.
Perhaps it's because I hark back to my youth and my fully manual 35mm film SLR days, or perhaps it's my fascination for "being as one" with the camera by twiddling and twisting knobs. It's the retro form-factor that really made the difference.
Yes, the Fuji X-T2 has a great 24 Mega Pixel X-Trans sensor; yes it has great colour reproduction, and with those classic FujiFilm colour simulation modes, even the straight out of camera JPGs need little-to-no adjustment if you're looking for beautiful imagery. But it's the retro-style that really does it for me. Of course, I went for the silver/graphite version, mainly because it reminds me so much of my Voigtländer VSL-3E.
And it satisfies all my criteria.
Features, quality, design. What isn't there to love, eh?