I have been considering investing in a digital medium format for a while for its various benefits to my business. It would be a major step that I'm not quite ready for yet. Recent news however has got me interested in what will happen to the format in the future. With mainstream manufacturers pushing up into the high megapixels (eg Nikon D800 and whatever Canon's response will be) and developing sensors that are sharp and noise free for a fraction of the price the smaller camera companies are finding it hard to compete. I wonder if the lower end MF cameras will disappear? If so, there may not be enough business left to support the production of the small quantities of high-end cameras needed. We always talk about the benefits of a large sensor but technology moves on and the image quality of a modern DSLR is now up there with MF of a few years ago.