Upload & Sell: Off
anyway I wasnt just trolling with the XA, I posted the photo to show that the main problem is the inability of larger digital sensors to deal with lenses that sit very close to them. Solve that problem relatively cheaply, and you get a massive improvement what can be achieved in terms of sensor, lens and camera size, as that little XA shows.
IMO digital technology gave us ease of use, image quality and consistency, but in every other aspect of camera design it took us many decades back. With film, the OP's problem was already solved in the 70's