When I was looking for a camera 8 mths ago I was torn between the portability and price of a FLD such as the Canon Pro 1 and the versitility of a DSLR. I was told that KM A2 had a 1mp screen but found it hateful.
Fast forward to the summer and my cameras was confiscated by the cops when I was arrested at the G8 summit - ever since, I've been begging and borrowing cameras. One friend has a Panasonic (FZ 30?) with an EVF that I've found to be, whilst not ideal, quite usable in conjunction with a very well implemented mf system where a 100% crop allows you to focus. It's a million miles from the previous prosumers in terms of quality.
On the other hand, I find manual focusing my E1 to be very difficult - a bigger PITA since the AF is so sloooow and sometimes fails to lock.
I often borrow a 350D and whilst it is better than my olympus, the MF is still terrible.
Why when a lense come with a focus ring, does the camera it's designed for not come with a split prism? How else do you judge focus? That little green light in my viewfinder with "focus" underneath it? Great it's in "focus"...WHAT is in focus, I can't see! </rant>
Do EOS 1Ds and D2s get prisms? I'd have looked at them if I didn't know I'd sell the clothes off my back to own one, I had an EOS 1 film camera before it was nicked.
To the person who suggested an RF on the Sony - you are thinking on my wave length! The other camera Scotland's finest are allowing to collect dust is my Canonet QL17 - the one thing I could rely on to get the pictures no matter what shit I'm being subjected to - provided it could be captured in a 40mm lense on Tri X. The RD1 is an anachronistic mess - a piece of millenium electronics dressed up as a 1950's mechanics. A wind-on lever? I don't know why it doesn't use a proprietary storage tape shaped like a roll of kodak's finest...
Buying a camera is always a trade off: If I were looking now, I'd take a long look at the sony - even with the evf. The optical vf of the DSLRs I've seen aren't up to standard either...