Sony came to the rescue of Olympus in their hour of need. That's a fact. Olympus switched to a Sony sensor for their newest offerings, away from Panasonic. That's also a fact. But now the speculation: Sony seems to abandoning the APS format for full frame, given that the NEX line has been dropped. The JPEG engine appears to be mightily improved on the new offerings. Where might the two go with this? Micro-4/3 to attack canonikon APS DSLR, sales of which are far off target, while Sony, with judicious help from Olympus for JPEG and Zeiss far lenses, attacks canonikon FF offerings while allowing lens use via adapters? That's how I am reading the partnership... My expectation/speculation is that Sony lenses will show a marked improvement as Olympus helps behind the scenes, while Sony will provide some smashing good sensors that will make more people see the light of how brilliant the 4/3 concept was/is. What is missing is the ability to use canonikon AF lenses in AF mode.