Having looked at some of the features in the new nikon and other ILC's it seems that these cams have cracked the traditional limitations of compacts. The nikon has phase detect AF built in, always needing a dslr mirror in the past I think, and most ILC's seem to have very quick response when you fire the shutter, another traditional dslr feature.
Are these features a result of innovation, some new breakthrough or just down to the expense of putting these into traditionally cheap compacts. Will we see these features in non ILC compacts or are these features based on being able to charge dslr prices for ILC's.
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