if this one has the same noise performance as the D7000, BSI sensor from Sony? i would think the D5100 is better than the 600D.
they price it aggressive too even in MSRP.
Lots of rumors that it is a similar sensor, and ISO max is 25600 too, so I doubt there will be a big gap from the D7000. Great specs too as usual, but this time they have these new Sony sensors which they are getting better at a terrific rate.
I can easily see Sony as the main Canon competitor within a few years. I think Sony are exploiting Nikon and all the other brands by selling large number of sensors to them and therefore they can justify a bigger investment in sensor research, since there is a big market. I doubt they could reach such a performance in just few years if they were going to use these sensors only in their cameras. After they reach what they want, they might easily start to sell their older technologies to their competitors. If Nikon won't invest more in sensor technology they might end up in a disadvantage in the future. Of course, this is only true if Nikon is using Sony technology and not Nikon designed and Sony manufactured sensors. Anyone knows ?