wetsleet: Something inside me rebels instinctively against a camera which unnecessarily fetters its design to accommodate the need to spool a non-existant roll of film across a non-existant pressure plate, and to house a non-existant pentaprism above the lens. So much unnecessary baggage, so many design constraints, and all for nothing. Move on, please, cast off those old shackles. Time to exploit for gain the design freedoms afforded by the passing of film and, in this case, pentaprism.
You couldn't have said it better. I wish manufacturers would stop aping the looks and constraints of film SLR cameras of old. Fuji could have exploited the advantages of the small sensor to the full and produced something looking like the x100 or NEX-7.