Someone help me out here I can't see what's wrong with the current (and possibly future) lineup of SLRs and P&S cameras.
There are some of us who think that DSLR bodies have grown too large. We don't want to lug around a 2.5 lb Pro Body DSLR or a 2+ lb DSLR. My 16.2Mp Sony NEX 5n (APS-C, 1.5 crop) weighs 7.4 Oz. A 24Mp NEX 7 (APS-C, 1.5 crop) weighs 9.3 Oz. Are you starting to get the picture Small light weight cameras that produce high quality files are what we want. The Sony NEX and Olympus OM-D E-M5 (15 Oz) are what many photographers want/need. These cameras may look like toys to you, but they are producing magazine covers and advertising photos. Hopefully the upcoming Canon Mirrorless with be good enough to join the party.
BTW there will be no future P&S cameras, they will be replaced by smart phones
See, that's where I don't get it; my wife's 4s is the *only* half way 'keepable' phone camera but it is nothing compared to any of canon's entry-level IS cameras.
The S95 is tiny but I can create better shots out of it than some of the parents with DSLRs at my kids games.
The SX40IS type cameras are super light and get great IQ for the price, which brings me back to the original point:
We're pretty sure this camera's price isn't going to be cheap and nothing is going to be revolutionary on it . . . so is this all just a case of people being excited because at some point in the future they're going to be great?
Is there really anything exciting here or are we talking about Neapolitan Ice-cream where you sorta get a little of everything but there's nothing to really love?