Looking forwards: Yesterday Olympus announced their new E-P1 camera (top left), which uses their new Micro Four-Thirds technology to deliver an SLR-like interchangeable lens system with the compactness of a point-and-shoot body. Alas, it looks nothing like the prototype we were hoping would make it into production (top right). Nevertheless, if this camera becomes a hit, we can expect to see more small-rectangle cameras using M43 sizing.
Looking backwards: At the online Canon Camera Museum, readers can see images and copy of Canon products from 1933 up to present day, along with some of the design process. (Warning--this is recommended for the camera geek as opposed to the casual clicker, as the poorly-laid-out site is time-consuming to get through.)