Yeah, I was thinking about the Samsung at 300 bucks, but would buy a Sony again. $600 is not justifiable, I need too much camera gear. My room is not big enough to justify that cost either when I am sure the Sony would be more than enough.
Thanks for your input... This thread really is a great idea.
As for the cordless driver/drill set by Makita. I have several contractor friends who went with them and are blown away by the power from the battery and the size of them. One of them told me when he first got them, he looked for the driver for about 15 minutes and couldn't find it. It was hanging from his work belt the whole time.
These were guys who swore by DeWalt simply because of the bang for the buck. My brother, a master plumber, used a panasonic set for almost 10 years. He has made the switch to these Makitas too.