Hi, First post here.
A compact like a G10 isn't a bad idea for landscapes at all.
If a higher resolution is needed just do a multishot and stitch them.
No MF needed unless you want to play with DOF.
At Max Lyons Forum: http://tinyurl.com/6colyd
all Hi-Res images are composed.
My own from april this year:
G9, RRS L-bracket, Q-Top Quickmount, Feisol 3441 Travel tripod, upper part of the centre column used as rotator,
1,4 kilo all together
Camera at M, AF, only one row, JPG, 80 iso, daylight etc. 8bit.http://tinyurl.com/3fowux
Use the arrows left/right at the bottom for next/previous
01) 18498x3997 pix - 211,5Mb
02) 19360x3904 pix - 216,2Mb
03) 14130x3651 pix - 147,6Mb
04) 5807x3382 pix - 56,2Mb
05) 15764x2898 pix - 130,7Mb
06) 11825x3829 pix - 129,5Mb
At 100% these images are not as nice as results from a dslr.
Should have shot RAW's :-(
Good enough for print anyway.
The G9 misses a remote option and bracketing at "M".
The G10 has a remote option but still misses bracketing at "M".
Shooting with more rows can result in very Hi-Res images.....
No need to buy a Hassy for me..
Have Fun !