Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
Hmm. That seems high. I think that might have been the original introductory manufacturer's suggested price. Let me go take a quick look...

OK. Here's my original receipt from December 16, 1984:

Bought it for my wife as a Christmas gift. As I recall, her problem with it was its size. Too small. So I got her something else that she was far happier using.

Guess who got to keep the jewel-like XA?

(And it still looks and works like brand new all these years later.)

hey, just going by the price on the web site -- i never argue with someone who can produce a receipt from 1978...

as to concerns by others of its size being too small, it's heft too light -- not really. The lack of mass to absorb shutter shake is compensated for by the electronic shutter release which really is feather-light. You can hand-hold remarkably slow speeds with an XA.