Fuji drops the starter X Series cameras
It is looking increasingly likely that the Fuji X-A2 is no more. Stocks are low to non-existent and there's no indication of when they might be replenished. There may be a few new examples still kicking around here and there but the smart money's on the end of the line for the smallest interchangeable-lens camera in the Fuji lineup. It's a shame in one regard; there will be nothing smaller or cheaper than the X-E2S in the catalogue—but it is hardly a surprise.
In the X-Series Fuji now have a mature, flexible, well-regarded (not to say award-winning) body and lens lineup. I don't doubt for a minute that having experimented with entry level models (let's not forget the X-A1 and the X-M1, the latter the only camera in the range that I have owned twice so far...) the bean counters have taken a critical look at where the money is made and have pruned the R&D budgets accordingly. I suspect this process has been hastened by the roll-out of the 24mp sensor first seen in the X-Pro2 and now in the eagerly awaited X-T2. I would wager that the unit cost of the new sensor is significantly higher than the old 16mp and that it therefore makes more sense to wrap it in a premium body, like the Pro2, T2 and the X100T successor.
As I have already mentioned, I very much doubt that we will see an X-E3 anytime soon—a similar logic prevails. The other, more interesting force at work is hinted at in the previous paragraph—the Fuji X-Series has arrived. It is no longer the new kid on the block and has even seen off competition from the likes of Samsung along the way. The thing about having been around for a bit is that you have "history"—in this case a strong "back catalogue" of bodies available on the secondhand market, almost all with that trusty 16mp sensor. You can pick up an X-Pro1 for under three hundred quid these days, from a dealer with a six month warranty. X-E1s abound and there are more than a few X-T1s hitting the market to make way for X-T2s in early-adopter gadget bags.
So, this means that Fuji no longer needs to make an entry-level model to bring people into the brand. The only downside is for those who want or need a very small backup body to one of the flagship models. My X-Pro2 is currently shadowed by my X-E2 for those purposes; while the latter is bigger, it is also more capable—plus it has an EVF and no tilty—swings and roundabouts. A strong showing in dealer windows and on the likes of eBay means that brand beginners can dip their toes in the water with bodies that, secondhand, are far more capable than a new X-A2. So don't look at the end of the entry-level as a bad thing. From where Fuji is sitting, it is the end of the beginning...