By all means, I wouldn't render Sony out... When I talked to a sales manager last time he told me some things that could seriously upset the entire market as we know now... He traveled to Germany where head of the photography business comes together every now and then and look at the future, now according to his findings there will be no more Canon and Nikon in 8 years... Only Sony, Pentax/Samsung and I thought Olympus will remain, I'm only sure he noticed the first two though! For me that's hard to believe, but I can't question his integrity when it comes to the business!?