Sorry to dredge this up again but I found it.
I went through DPreview today some and found where they give F-stop numbers on the Sony SSS.
Originally Posted by TenD
The A700 is quoted as having a 1.0-1.5 stops improvement in their tests, this quote is in the "overall conclusion" section second paragraph.
The A350 is quoted as having a 1.6 stop improvement in the "features" section of the review. This page also has the parameters they used in both test to come up with those figures.
The Canon in lens IS system is widely regarded as being able to produce close to 3 stops of hand-holdablility(I just made that word up). DPreview corroborates this with their test of the 70-200 f/2.8L IS lens.
I missed this before. You know me better than that Don, I'm the guy that prefers lenses to new bodies, remember? I am still shooting with a 30D and 5D, and will be for quite some time. They haven't changed sensor technology enough for me to change, and the resolution of my bodies is plenty for what I do with my photos. I'd rather spend my money on heavy expensive glass that gets fantastic images to my inferior sensors...
Originally Posted by DonSchap
Cameras coming on the cheap ... just wait
The monster monetary screw-up had produced a real bubble in the economy ... meaning the price of the α900 should now plummet, because SONY does not want to eat this new camera. It is much easier to sell them at a loss ... to get the pricier lens market running, otherwise ... nothing gets bought.
C'mon $2000 α900 ... I'm waiting! No reason to buy that CZ 24-70mm f/2.8 w/o it!