>Thanks. I'm trying to figure out how best to use the camera >for sports, that is if I decide to keep my pre-order in place.
I'll be using mine for daytime sports as well.
>I think I'm confusing cropping, creating the equivalent of the >1.5 DX lens affect, and downsizing.
Cropping simply extracts a portion of the image to make a new image. Downsizing takes the ENTIRE image, and simply makes it smaller. Like shrinking your masterpiece photo to be displayed on an iphone. You wouldn't take a 5000x4000 sized image and put it on the internet for iphone viewing, you'd resize it to 1000x800 or something similar. Whereas if you cropped it, you'd just get a small 1000x800 box of what USED to be your image.