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)