It may be better to “say” too little, than too much. The Fujifilm FinePix compact X cameras (i.e. cameras with a fixed lense), at face value, seem to be a paradox in development. From my experience, compact cameras tend to have a design focus on utility through minimum size, shape, weight, and/or function. The performance of such a compact camera may be considered an afterthought and luxury. In contrast, interchangeable lense cameras tends to have a design focus on performance through maximum image quality, ergonomics (e.g. balance, leverage, control accessibility, ..., etc.), adaptability (e.g. varying environments, lighting conditions, subject matter, accessories, ..., etc.), and/or function. The cost of a gain in compact utility tends to result in a loss of greater performance (vice versa). In general, a paradox of the compact X cameras, and other “enthusiast” compact cameras like them, seems to be a designs that focus on both compact utility and greater performance, to varying degrees of priority. For those that value camera performance, does the compact utility of enthusiast compact cameras validate a potential lack of greater performance (e.g. the flexibility of an interchangeable lense system)? Perhaps, the function of these enthusiast compact cameras is at least (and not at most) sufficient for their intended purpose(s). Before answering this question, try to imagine a compact cameras like the Fujifilm X20, XF1 and X-S1, with the feature of compact interchangeable lense and sensor units similar to those of the Ricoh GXR system. As I imagine it, not only could a person have the choice of a specific compact lense and sensor unit, but (conditionally) the choice of a compact camera body to combine it with! I hope that “just enough” has been written in this thread, rather than too much or too little. Thank you for reading.