itsastickup: No 3.5mm mic socket?!?!
Video hasn't been much of a focus to FujiFilm as of yet, so I wouldn't be too surprised.
TheAlexMoore: Sure, we can have debates about rare-earth scarcity and high cost sensor manufacturer profitability and difficulties finding cheap labour in fringe junge factories to make cheap cameras and optics, as well as fitting it all in a look-alike traditional film camera platform. But aren't image and print quality and the ability to crop more important? As is the camera's purpose as a tool to serve a photographer's eye, the picture you perceive in your mind the instant you decide to trip a shutter and use light to create an image with minimal patchwork PS 'processing'...?A camera is an instrument. It should measure against an ideal. All else follows, including economics. But, in three simple words this camera has:
Everyone's 'ideal' is different. In your comments you are coming from a perspective of a professional that is meeting technical requirements from news agencies, etc.
I don't see anywhere in any reviews or Fuji documentation that this camera is intended for that purpose. If anything, it's an expensive yet high quality point and shoot for people (probably hobbyists) who appreciate good color reproduction in a small, light body. Maybe it's great for someone who doesn't want to carry their DLSR around all the time, and also doesn't have $2,500 for a full frame compact with no viewfinder.