Why so little fanfare for the X-A1?

Started Oct 7, 2013 | Questions thread
OP CAcreeks Forum Pro • Posts: 12,150
Re: Why so little fanfare for the X-A1?

You forgot to mention in-camera panorama stitching (10).

Of your drawbacks, the only ones that seem important to me are the second dial (1-2), exposure/focus lock (4), and histogram (5).

I seldom use manual focus, would never use aperture ring, am happy with just LCD, hate B&W, and think metal construction is overkill in a camera body that will be outmoded in a few years.

Cameras that cost over $1000 are just not in the cards for me.

bowportes wrote:

The X-M1 and X-A1 ... both lack:

1. a shutter speed dial

2. a dedicated exposure compensation dial (on the X-M1 and X-A1 the "exposure compensation" dial becomes a "shutter speed" dial in Manual exposure mode

3. a physical button for shifting from Auto to Manual focus

4. a physical Auto exposure/focus Lock button

5. The ability to see the histogram on the screen (on my X-M1, the histogram can be seen only in image review / playback mode)

6. An aperture ring on the lenses that are sold with the camera

7. Perhaps most importantly, a viewfinder. The M1 and A1 don't even make provision for an accessory viewfinder

8. Black and white filter simulations (among the films) as well as the Pro Negative "film" options

9. Metal construction.

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