Why so little fanfare for the X-A1?

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Re: Why so little fanfare for the X-A1?
In reply to Davidgilmour, 9 months ago

Davidgilmour wrote:

CAcreeks wrote:

I am not used to this. Lately, Fuji has pre-announced products that turn out disappointing in some way, later somewhat fixed by firmware update, introduction of a replacement model, or in the case of the X10, sensor replacement.

This time the X-A1 suddenly appeared at a very appealing price and seemingly without any major flaws.

The X-A1 is one of the more interesting cameras in recent years. Weight and size are similar to M43. Unlike the Nikon-1 and EOS-M, it seems like a serious product. Unlike NEX almost all lenses (so far) are good or excellent. Lightroom can support it easily and well.

Was the X-A1 just an afterthought, or an end-run around the X-Trans engineering team?

A lot of people who paid $ 1,600+ for a X-Pro body probably are not amused to see a (effectively) $349 body give the same (or even slightly better) IQ....

Yep, the critics clearly displayed the psychological issues, rather than evaluating cameras on their technical merits. The list of the issues that cloud cognitive thinking is pretty long: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buyer_decision_processes#Cognitive_and_personal_biases_in_decision_making

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