Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera:
Today's paper (I don't remember if it was the NY Times or the Wall St. Journal) announced the impending arrival of a new 10 MP digital SLR camera. Not only is it under $1000 (which is nearly half of what the 10 MP Nikon D200 costs) but Sony is also working with Carl Zeiss to produce high-end lenses for it.
I must say the snob in me feels that a Sony camera could never be as good as a Nikon or Canon, but Sony has just basically merged with Minolta (or I guess I should say Minolta just folded its camera business and gave its technology to Sony) which should make this a high quality camera.
I can't wait to see what user reviewers say about it over the next couple months. Maybe this will be my birthday present. (Hint, hint.)