In view of the imminent (tongue in cheek) arrival of the Sigma compact (DP1?) with the same APS-C sensor as fitted in the SD 14 - 14 meg. Should we expect this camera to set new trends for compacts, will it sell in sufficient volume to make the "Big ones" sit up and pay attention, or will it only be purchased by a limited audience who need a compact that produces DSLR quality images? It will be interesting to see if this will be a trend setter, or a touch of white elephant. Either Sigma will price it out of range for most of us requiring a high quality compact, and sales will be very limited resulting in a market "own goal", or they will market it well at a reasonable price and sell millions, thus pushing the big boys into reacting and producing APS-C sensor compacts for sensible prices. All of the above depend of course on the camera/lens combination living up to expectations, and being capable of delivering the goods! Thoughts, or are these just my inane ramblings scattered with an element of hope and desire?