Whenever I consider spending a lot of money I always research and ponder for an age by which time a new model is released I enjoy photography and like good equipment - it sort of inspires me to get out there and start shooting. Presently I have a Canon EOS 1D mark nothing I also have one of the Panasonic point & shoot. Although the Canon is relatively low on pixel count - something like 4 million compared to 10 + for the Panasonic, the pictures taken with the Canon are absolutely brilliant. Beautiful colours and amazing sharpness. I also have a Samsung Galaxy 2 and use it often to take pictures. What I love about this is the way the pictures are instantly uploaded to my Dropbox folder without any interaction from me. A wonderful use of technology. I could be anywhere in the World, snapping pictures with my Samsung and my family could see them within seconds. The Canon 5D doesn't have this function but it might be possible to add it using a PQI Air Card http://www.pqigroup.com/prod_in.aspx?mnuid=1286&modid=138&prodid=426 I'm still researching this. Then there's the brilliance of Sony's NEX-6 (I believe the 8 will be released this summer). Lovely camera & great review plus it's compact. Also has internet connectivity built in and costs a lot less than the Canon. The one single reason I don't like Sony is they insist on 'locking you in' to their ways of doing things, in this case I believe you have to use Sony's gallery for uploading the pictures. I also recall in the early days of laptop computers, while all other brands used a commonly available memory card Sony only allowed you to use their very high priced alternative - hate that. Anyone got any views?