Hi, I currently use a Canon Rebel XSi-- a nice, entry level APS-C DSLR. After using it for several years and thinking about upgrades, along comes NEX-7. If I'm going along the DSLR upgrade path, I'll move to full frame. But NEX-7 seems to offer many of the necessary attributes including viewfinder, speed of autofocus, and nice manual controls, in a compact body. The lens designs could be more compact, but it sure beats traveling with a DSLR kit. (Some think micro 4/3 has a better form factor b/c the NEX lenses are so large-- presently, I'd agree with them on this point, but I'm hopeful that optical engineers will fix that in the coming years. I think sensor design definitely favors the larger APS-C compared to micro 4/3 and the Nikon 1 CX.) In a few years, I'm sure the EVF will be superb, and future users will wonder why anyone ever wanted an OVF. Too bad Sony doesn't use a standard hotshoe-- who thought of that one? (My beef with Sony has been these weirdo proprietary formats, like their memorystick.) So: I'm now saving for a NEX-7 (or the version that comes out when I've got the cash). I'd definitely go with NEX over Canon APS-C and Nikon DX DSLRs if I were in the market today. We've already seen Nikon's choice in mirrorless. I wonder how Canon will respond.