It certainly would not have been a knock against the camera. The D90 sensor is terrific. With respect to the comment that the X100 sensor is made by Fujifilm the question is what that actually means. In whose fab? Based on which precursor technologies? As usual, we'll just have to wait and see how the images look over time. What I've seen so far is very promising. Is it class-leading? I don't actually care. What I care about is whether it's good.