Just a quick post. Actually more of a question. What is with Sony? They just released the A390 and A290 DSLR's. Not a big deal I suppose, but if my math is right that makes 10 different DSLR cameras in their lineup, 8 of which are APSC sensor cameras. This doesn't include their new NEX series cameras of course.
A count by other manufacturers:
Now Canon and Nikon are a close second and third by model number, but here is the thing, do they really need that many different cameras that are pretty much clones of each other? I've seen this with point and shoots over the years. Ten different varieties of pretty much the same camera just to flood the store shelves with your brand name, but is this really necessary with DSLR cameras? Maybe I'm missing something. And don't forget, Sony will probably replace the missing A700 soon, which should make a nice round number of eleven different cameras. Weird.