I'm not a pro, so I cannot really evaluate a camera that is so much beyond my needs and knowledge. Yes it has a really big sensor, but I think my critic about those missing features are still valid to some degree. I know that zoom can be an issue in this case, but they should've had at least a token (i.e. 2x) optical zoom.
If I were to want it *really* badly I could afford it, but since not too long ago I bought a camera and some accessories worth well over $1k (at the time of purchase) there will be no more expensive camera for me for a while. --
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