beeb wrote:Trying to "upsell" to a Leica is a bad joke. You would end up spending much more to get a lot less.
I suspect that no-one wants to hand out lower-end models as the images produced by all the various cameras are generally all so good now, that people might start to wonder why they need to spend 'X' amount more when the pictures look the same on the screen on the back... The X-A1 has a convetional Bayer-pattern sensor, but all the other Fuji "X-" cameras share a sensor and the optics are interchangeable, so why would someone pay premium dollars for an X-T1 if all they want is to use the camera as is a high-quality point and shoot?
Don't get me wrong, the market for digital cameras has never been better. There's just so many options now. Compact point-and-shoot cameras have never done a better job when set to the big green 'A' mode. Interchangable Lens Compact System Cameras are providing the more intuitive manual controls of SLR's in a smaller package, and D-SLR's continue to offer more with every generation (sometimes to their detriment now IMO). But the camera-store retailers are still heavily reliant on the "spending more means I will get better pictures" mentality. On an image-quality perspective it's true to an extent (if you know what to do with what you're buying) - but it still makes me laugh when I see the rich Chinese tourists in the city using a 5D Mk.III and 24-70 L II in Auto Mode and Live View to grab some holiday snapshots. What's that old saying - "More money than sense"?
Back on topic, I would still strongly recommend the Fuji. I reckon if one enters the family, they may start to breed...
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