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If the Olympus E-PL1 indicates the direction for hybrid models, then the outlook is certainly positive.
The camera is by no means perfect, particularly when its focusing foibles are considered, and it'd be nice to see high-res LCD screens and a few other wrinkles ironed out in future models. Even so, to achieve this level of image quality in such a small body is a significant development.
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The NX10 offers great value and will open the mirrorless market up to a variety of users.
Whether performance will outsmart the entry-level DSLR market (and, based on its design the NX10 appeals very much as a DSLR-replacement camera) is another matter altogether, one that only the consumers can answer.
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