Yikes, first lets take one component out of the equation. The wealth of one of the participants... Then we clearly see that this is basically an issue of who owns the copyright to the images. Once you get past this it's pretty straight forward, Mrs Huff does.
The other component of this mess is somewhat hidden in this story and that is that Walmart used one of these images though unclear how and that seems to be how this ball got rolling.
The importance of this case is that if Mrs Huff should somehow loose then it signals that the photographers ownership of the images is being removed and that the persons depicted in the images are the owners to the photographs. Which would have far reaching effects on every portrait/school photographer/ studio in the country.
And yes it is morally reprehensible that a large corporation should bully some little old lady whose family owned a photo studio. Would be interesting to see what Sam Walton's take on this would be if he were still alive.
I like the look of it actually. Reminds me a lot of the Nikonos RS which was a great camera.
uzzy88: I can note the absence of two fondamental competitors: nikon P7700 and fuji X-S1. I wonder which is the point of this comparison, most of this cameras have already been reviewed separately on this pages.
P7700 was mentioned in the Canon G15 writeup. The P7700 does not have an optical viewfinder which is a big deal breaker for some myself included.
The Fuji X-S1 though on paper a really nice camera had a rough start with sensor issues.