OK I realize that on the face of it this is an unfair comparison given the difference in sensor size. Nevertheless, here is what I did. Each camera was used to take a picture of the fire station in our small town this morning standing in the same place for both. The NEX image with its 36mm effective focal length, and the X10 zoomed out between 85 and 112 (approximately 100mm). Both images were opened in Photoshop and no post processing was done to either one. The NEX image was then severely cropped to match the field of view of the X10 image. Then both were reduced to 1024px and saved as jpegs. Both cameras were set to Auto ISO and aperture priority. Curiously the X10 chose 400 ISO and then overexposed the scene. The NEX chose 100 ISO and exposed beautifully. You make your own judgment about resolution, but my opinion is that the NEX with fine glass can be cropped severely and maintain better resolution than the X10 not cropped. I make no claims that this is a completely scientific comparison, but I find it interesting. What do you think? The X10 file is first. Click on images to see larger view.