Size - they don't come any smaller
Shape - rounded and easy on the pocket. beautiful to hold and feel.
Quality - beautifully made. metal where it should be and plastic where it should be
Lens - very high quality glass coated multi-element
Shutter - quiet very slow to very fast
Shutter Release - electronic feather touch for zero shake and oh so red
Viewfinder - bright and clear
Film - real 35mm
Cover - one slide to reveal another to fully cover
Tripod Bush - for glorious available light
Reliability - so robust they go on and on. the more worn the better.
Flash - not their best point but OK
Colour - black noir cool
Feel - cool metal rounded like a sculpture
Price - £35 for a good XA2. just laughable
Competition - the fiddley Minox, the overrated Leica CL. the IXUS - beauty skin deep.
"...the limitations of photograhy are in yourself, for what we see is only what we are"