although not yet possessing.a Merrill, I had decided a few days ago it would be my first purchase after Xmas. The image quality and quirks all seem to bring a bit of zen into photography. I read on another forum someone asking for a comparison against a Nikon d800 to see just how the sensor comes up against one of the full frame giants. Well, I have found one. Ephotozine.com do camera reviews as you no doubt know. well pick both the dp2m and the Nikon d800 and take a look at the raw to jpeg shot of the stately home with the fountain in the bottom right hand corner. You will see a bit difference. When I saw them side by side the first thing I muttered rhymed with clucking bell. A genuine jaw dropping Monet for me. Check out the wall detail and the porch detail over the front door, amongst others. I am now counting the minutes until I get this merrill thingy.