> So I paid the extra for the G12 and it feels like the right decision
That would have been my decision FWIW. I will play with a G12 on Sat
at the Hunt Photo show.
DXO will likely support it soon as they have the other G-series. The
raw file noise reduction algorithm seems to work well,
The converter seems fine (for the G9) and it fixes the linear
distortion on the wide end like PT lens all in one action. The
adds a tad of something. It does an 80% job on 80% of the images for
me. Layered Neat image and PT lens in PS
may be very very close but is a little more work. Still export a Tiff
into PS if I have time for many.
The CHDK hackers will undoubted port the hack within a few months. I
like the half press zebra mode and one can set the colors/pattern/
to signal blown highlights or lost shadows. I have the hyperfocal
distance calculator set to show as well. The intervalometer scripts
are very elegantly
written. Have now clue how well the in cam HDR works. The
exposure/dof choices with these little sensor guys seem really more
limited than first appears (sheep in wolf's clothing?) due to the
diffraction limit at smaller apertures and the slowish lens as well as
the large dof wide open.
Still pretty nice IQ within the limitations. Wish they had an APS-C
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/