Sony is stepping up to the plate with something revolutionary for the digital camera world: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0509/05090801sonydscr1.asp http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A.HTM Will it be good? Bad? Mediocre? Who knows? Regardless of the camera's success or failure, it's an awesome concept and was, in my opinion, inevitable. Not everyone who wants to take great digital photos wants a digital SLR. A large sensor, live preview, Zeiss designed optics, mechanical zoom ring, really fantastic zoom range - in a simple, all in one package. I'm really excited to find one at Best Buy or Circuit City and take a bunch of pictures with it, to see what Sony has done.