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George, I must admit that I am trained as an Engineer: it is either practical or of no use ( to me). Ask my wife.. it drives her nuts....... I am pretty one tracked....... The point I was making is that you must evaluate todays product offerings as a total..... you can not have a modular system with this sensor, that FW, the other filter glass and a fourth ( or is it fifth?) motor drive. You buy a complete product. Evaluate THAT complete product. Do not try to guess what they will do next.. that is a big pitfall. Only judge what they have out now, and what you might buy at the time of your purchase. Technology, sex appeal, and business plans alter the rational thinking you may do to guess what company x is going to do in the next generation. Just for fun...... Technology.... CMOS vs CCD.... Depends on the latest technology breakthrough Sex Appeal..... More Pixels = Better Marketing appeal.. it is easy to compare C to N. Bus Plans.. We are broke.. go make SOMETHING that works that we can sell Back to my one tracking........ PS... And why do you think CMOS is a cheaper technology than CCD? It is, after all, the chip size and volume ( and time to market and greed) of manufacture that usually determine the majority of the cost, not technology. Frank Filippone email@example.com While much of what you present below has elements of practical truth - I don't find it useful.