Many people who are interested in photography are also interested in discussions of gear. I thought I would take this opportunity to mention one of the new cameras that I am very excited to try soon : The Sony NEX-7!
What appeals to me about this camera is the size to performance ratio. These new "mirrorless" cameras are small, create great images, and are simple to use. Some of the selling points that are listed for the NEX-7 are:
As a photographer who often uses HDR techniques, the ability to shoot 10 frames per second is simply incredible. I typically shoot in handheld fashion without the use of a tripod. Sometimes when you combine 3 or more images taken at different exposures in an HDR procedure, the software has to work a bit to correctly align all of the parts of the image so that things look good. This is made more difficult when shooting handheld with a slower camera because your body typically moves slightly between shots. Being able to shoot multiple images so quickly will definitely make things easier!
The OLED electronic viewfinder is also an exciting development. No longer does a photographer have to take a "test" shot and then check an LCD panel on the back of the camera to see if all of the adjustments that were made are correct. Instead, looking through the viewfinder alone gives all of this information in real time. You only need to take the shot once when everything is set.
This camera is very tempting... I'd like to see Canon and Nikkon's answer to it before taking the jump into Sony's world of proprietary lenses and gear. Also, it would be amazing if another company could fit a full frame sensor into a camera this size. We shall see!