Received an updated email from Amazon which basically says they are ignoring the Sale of Goods Act:
"My name is Dean O'Callaghan and I represent Executive Customer Relations within Amazon and in this capacity, your correspondence has been brought to my attention.
I am sorry to hear of the difficulty experienced with the Fujifilm XF1 Camera - Tan (12MP, 4x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD received in February 2012 from your order #
Under European Law customers may make a claim in respect of defective goods for a period of at least two years (under UK Law the maximum period is 6 years).
This does not imply that an item has a warranty of two years or six years respectively but permits an individual to make a claim under certain circumstances within that time period.
Amazon do not provide the warranty for this item. However, we do have certain obligations under the Sale of Goods Act which grants recourse against a seller of goods if those goods were defective at the time of purchase (i.e. if there was an inherent fault in the goods). This may include, in certain circumstances, repair, refund or replacement, but only to the extent that doing so is not disproportionate to the value of the goods, having regard to the use the customer has already had of the goods and the nature of the goods. In addition, in order to be entitled to any repair, refund or replacement 6 months or more after purchase of goods, you must be able to provide evidence that the product was defective at the time of purchase.
For more information on your rights under the Sale of Goods Act you can contact your local Trading Standards Office.
You purchased your product approximately 26 months ago and, until recently, have used it successfully and reported no fault with the product until now. In particular, you have had satisfactory use of the product for a period of time which exceeds the manufacturer's warranty period. As such, you are not entitled to a replacement or refund of the replacement value.
Please note that the manufacturer is often in a better position than the retailer to deal with technical problems affecting their products. Therefore, should you wish to pursue this matter further, we would encourage you to once again contact the manufacturer to see if they are able to provide you with any further assistance. They may be in a position to offer a repair service or could provide you with information on relevant charges for an out of warranty repair
Dean O Callaghan
Executive Customer Relations"
Not only am I a bit annoyed at Amazon for trying to fob me off but they clearly haven't even given the email they sent me much attention.
I bought the camera in February 2013.
It is impossible to have bought the camera in February 2012 as it was released in the UK during September 2012.
And for what it is worth I started silversmithing as a hobby and began selling the jewellery I made online.
I bought the camera to photograph the jewellery and for as long as I have owned it, it has only been outside the house twice.