Caleb Murdock wrote:
Fred, I've viewed hundreds of photos from DSLRs -- not my own DSLR, but DSLRs that I was thinking of buying. (I always examined the full-sized image; I've been in the market to buy a DSLR for 2 years.) Those photos are definitely DSLR quality. ...
Caleb, thanks very much for taking the time to answer my question. I'm glad to know that the Panasonic G1's images are DSLR quality. I just bought a Panasonic FZ28 superzoom, which I'll be using primarily to post images online at web resolutions -- it should more than suffice for my current needs. I really like the whole concept of the superzoom as a bridge between compacts and DSLRs.
I used to think that I would upgrade to a DSLR if I ever outgrew the FZ28 -- now I think I would upgrade to an Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens (EVIL) camera based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard. In my opinion, the optomechanical system found in SLRs was a very clever and useful idea in its day, but I believe its day has passed -- I'd like to think that entirely optoelectronic devices are the future of digital photography.
In any case, it's a big relief to know that it is now possible to get DSLR quality results from an interchangeable lens camera with no reflex mirror. Plus, who can deny the WOW factor of having a camera which complies with all the latest photography buzzwords!
I think you are the one who said that the Sigma DP1 produced remarkably crisp and three-dimensional photos
I'm somewhat familiar with the DP1 (full-size DSLR sensor in a compact body), but I have never reviewed it. I'm afraid that comment must have come from someone else.