Have you gotten a chance to take it for a spin yet?
Yes, I have played with a little bit. When I hold it, I realize how much I forgot about camera settings. However, here are a few sample images that I did take, mostly with automatic settings and the "kit" lens that is 28-135mm.
Around my neighborhood (on trash day no less
). We had some really nice sun that day. Now we are entering the "gray" season.
I also took it to the gym last week to shoot some of my son's floor hockey. I was VERY pleased with the action settings and the lighting of the picture. My point and shoot can't touch this sort of output:
(EDIT: I had to lower the rez on this image so it looks a bit more pixelated here on Photobucket)
I absolutely love the burst mode. 6 frames per second is awesome! I'm really looking forward to trying it out next spring for baseball.
I'm going to put the 70-300mm telephoto lens on it tonight for floor hockey.
Also, can I ask where you got it and roughly how much you guys paid? I'm seeing it listed on Calumet's website (body only) for $1198 after an instant rebate.
I got mine at Best Buy on-sale from $2100. That was the body, the 28-135mm "kit" lens, and the 70-300mm lens. Both of the lenses are image stabilized (not sure if that is "normal" for all lenses now or not). Again, it was about twice as much as I wanted to spend but I'm real happy so far.