I do want to go back to an SLR, I'm just looking for a way to avoid the bulk - the G1 seems to do that nicely.
I want to go back to an SLR because I want to start taking photos properly again - I have a very good point and shoot with good manual over-ride - but I keep finding myself limited in what I can shoot, and the quality I can get with those shots.
So I'm looking for something with a substantial CCD, and inter-changeable lenses so that I can concentrate on taking stunning shots which I hope can be included in things like the Lonely Planet image library.
I guess it boils down to the difference in shot between something that is damned good
with something which is rather amazing
brilliant lenses are the first step - and an slr system will always offer a better choice of amazing glass over the top end point and shoots - and the second is the quality of the ccd and digital processing in the unit - again the top end point and shoots start to do well in that space, but still can't touch a good level slr.
.... off to look at the pentax..... oh, which appears to be almost identical in size to the G1......!