Pogue really likes the Panasonic G1, the first camera to use the Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens system. And then he cautions not to buy it: "A monumental advantage of an S.L.R. is interchangeable lenses, and there are only two for the G1 so far." "Not to be an ingrate, but the G1 is not actually that small." And it can't do video.
It's worth a read, though, to hear all the tech that Panasonic has crammed into this camera. The format itself, odd duck in between point-and-shoots and proper DSLRs, may end up being a worthwhile addition to the ol' camera frop bog after all.
Pro Quality Without Reflex Lens [NYTimes.com]