<snip> I am totally hooked on Sony. I will admit that last night though I captured some real nice stuff with the Olympus. I prepping an article on the whole Olympus system. And, I still love my Fuji and wouldn't be surprised to see more from this year. Lots of choices these days.
Indeed, lots of choices. In the film days, the only choices really involved acceptable
image quality, and for most of us, that meant a 35mm system. Now, there's a whole range of cameras, all providing excellent image quality, only some more excellent than others. I have a D800, which I hardly use any more, because I like the size and weight of the Panasonic m4/3 system, and the Panny quality is good enough for my purposes. By the way, I've been waiting to pounce on the Panasonic GX8, but the release date has now been delayed twice, from mid-August to late August and now to Sept. 7. Hope there's not an issue...
Michael devoted some of his review to Sony history and its aggressiveness; I would point out that it also has a history of losing its way. For example, they were pioneers in high-end TVs, home movie players and portable music players, and were quickly run over by competitors. I think what happens is that it's such a huge and diverse company that the upper management loses its focus on a product, and it's left to languish. Will that happen with cameras? We'll see.