"The period between the middle of August and the middle of September
this year was a busy time in the camera business. In just four weeks
Canon, Olympus, Pentax and Nikon all announced new 10-megapixel semi-pro
digital SLRs that were so closely matched in specification as to make
choosing between them nearly impossible. Add to this the Sony Alpha A100
which was launched two months previously and you can see that Summer
2006 was a hectic few months in the DSLR market."