Some people might argue there are cameras better suited for action than the 10d.
Yes indeed there obviously are better cameras for action than the 10D - that is hardly the point - the reality is that there are a good number of people out there making good livings from shooting sports, portraits, weddings etc all with the 10D, shooting commercial quality work reliably...
Can that be said for the 828? How many working photogs are you going to see out there with an 828 as their sole piece of equipment? shooting weddings, sports, studio work, portraits?
I truly doubt it will ever happen with the 828 ... Not that it is a terrible camera by any stretch, or that you can't get good shots with it - but more the reality is it remains either a digicam enthusiast camera, or a camera that a working dSLR user might buy as a back up for when they don't want to take their dSLR and go out and take some snaps and come home with workable shots (maybe) ...
the 828 is not a camera to replace a dSLR in a working environment... that is just laughable. sure, comparable image quality in limited circumstances - no problem there, but it hardly tells the full story.
Similarly the point was made in Michael's review about lens performance - I'd be very interested to see some side by side shots in situations where minimal depth of field is a requirement, after all that is one of the beauties of fast lenses on an SLR right - fine control of DOF, bokeh.. does the same level of fine control exist on the Sony? hmmmm...
Don't get me wrong, it's an exciting time for digital stuff, and who knows what the future holds for the form and function of digital cameras, especially as we progressively loose our attachment to stuff like SLR design... 'bridge' cameras or whatever label people want to give it, bring em on! long way to go though.. lots of investment and experience out there with the SLR mode of working that won't disappear overnight.
The bottom line is I think the enthusiasm for the 828 as in Michael's review is misplaced, mistimed, and ultimately misleading. It (the 828) is what it is.
so 828 guys, convince a skeptic, let the images do the talking - if the camera is the second coming that all we're meant to have faith in please post bodies of work shot in a commercial environment using an 828, not just landscapes and street detail shots and the like, let's see some stuff that pushes the camera harder - take a look around online, you'll see lots of 10D images made by working photographers that fall into this category.
I haven't seen any images on this site or anywhere else to suggest the 828 is anything other than what it is, a high end digicam, not a dSLR replacement. It's not about dSLR snobbery etc - it's largely the same differences that have separated the user experience, SLR vs 'compact' for many years.
ps. post production to remove a level of fringing that would have been completely unacceptable in cameras from a year or more ago, but now we accept it because the camera is '8MP'? crazy.