If you haven't been to fujirumors lately, this might challenge your perceptions: http://www.fujirumors.com/x-a1-high...mage-quality-and-excellent-noise-performance/ Follow the links to the reviews, samples and comparisons. Here's what I see: Fuji X-A1 is sharper than the X-M1 Fuji X-A1 has better high ISO performance than the X-M1 So somebody would buy X-Trans why? This is what I feared: Fujifilm has just completely demolished their X-Trans branding in one fell swoop. When the cheaper model shows higher image quaity -- what does that do to the folks who bought into your system because your other stuff was better? I'm not confused -- I expected this with the announcement of the X-A1. I think this will be a huge controversy and sour some folks a bit.