current high-end compacts vs 1st wave of entry dSLRs

Started Jul 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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current high-end compacts vs 1st wave of entry dSLRs
Jul 20, 2012

I'm curious what you think here:

Between 2004-2007 or so, I'd say the first wave of affordable level dSLRs were introduced. Like the: Canon 300-400D; Oly E3,4,500s; Nikon D40, 50, 70; Pentax *ist models.

I started reading this site at the end of that era and as I recall that the gulf the between those cameras and the best P&Ss of time (and even a year or two after) was massive.

Now that there's been a lot of exciting development in the premium compact category, how do the new compact models compare in an all around sense to the first offerings in the mid 2000s, excepting for lens quality and versatility?

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