Barry I've sussed it out; You just like to be contrary.
This camera is a prime EXAMPLE of a technology demonstrator... technology I might add, that both matriculated UP from lower end camera models AND was the result of camera specific innovation.
Sony has released the A68 and both the A6300 and A6500 within the last 15 months. They have also released the A99II and the A9. 5 cameras, one low end, two mid range, and two high end. A pretty even spread.
And as we have discussed before, you are putting the cart before the horse with your reason for declining camera sales. The decline in camera sales has CAUSED the increase in camera list prices... and that decline began LONG before Sony started riding their prices up. Was it you who posted an article about declining camera sales due to the increase in smart phones?