Ivaylo Iordanov , Feb 07, 2007; 08:33 a.m.
I think the purpose of DP1 is (1) the maximize returns for the development costs as it, most likely, share with SD14 the sensor integration, the focus system and the in-camera/ PC software; and (2) to sell the sensor in larger quantities and thus make it's implementation more cost effective or, perhaps, even possible.
The big guns of the industry are unlikely to notice it in my opinion. They are big enough to dictate the market and to annihilate any independent development. Am I too cynical?
I for one am eagerly awaiting the entrance of the SD14/ DP1 and hope the cameras to be a commercial success.