The Fuji camera handled that rather well I think.
This is the thing which is so difficult to get across to people who only think of Image Quality in terms of 'sharpness' and 'nice edges' and that only a DSLR will do. The overall feel of the picture is what gives it an artistic quality as does the use of the dynamic range. If you really must have a DSLR then arguably only the Nikon-based Fuji will tick the boxes in that area. (and the recently announced Canon 40D)