Naturaly the big news in the camera business right now is that Konica Minolta has pulled out of it. Yikes. I love KM cameras and lenses, they have very smooth color and tones. When I was shoping for my 20D I came within a stones throw of buying the 7D instead but since I already had some canon leses and bodies I decided to stick to them. Oh well.
Even if part of KM will now live on as part of Sony, I think what I will miss more is cameras like the Hexar's. Great rangefinders with Leica made lenses (Rokkor's) and great colaberations like the Leica Minolta CL and others. Good times.