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I have a few thoughts on the MP on it and the counter to the claim that 10mp is not enough. I feel 10mp is enough because of the simple fact you are getting 2.7 crop. Obviously for landscapes you don't want that crop, in which case your DSLR, but for everything else - portraits, wildlife, sports, etc the 2.7x crop makes it so you shoot your subject and crop it the way you want by zooming in/out. On the other hand, if you're on FX, you might not have the luxury.
For example, say there's a bird in water and you can't get any closer. Would you rather have 16-36 megapixels and shoot that bird with 200mm and then crop afterwards? Or would you rather have 540mm and 10 megapixels? I am never a fan of tight cropping in the post process, so I rather have the 540mm and 10 megapixels. It's probably debatable but that was one of the selling points to me for the V1. The FT1 makes it very compelling for those of us who already have good glass to work with and the additional 1-series lenses are just the cherry on top
Also, for bigger prints you usually don't look at it from an inch away. I print 17x22's from my D3 (12mp) and they look great. The pixels are just enough at 360dpi. If I was going to print a 17x22 with my V1 (10mp) I wouldn't be afraid to stretch the pixels a little to make it fit because you aren't going to be viewing it very close. And as for 8x10's... that should be no problem at all.
Obviously you can take this idea further and go for one of the 30x zoom compact cameras which give you 800mm equivalent and 16MP
Well I actually kind of agree to what you are saying as long as we keep in mind that 500mm equivalent on V1 is not quite the same as putting 500mm on FF. Of course I neither have the budget nor desire to own a 500mm on FF so for someone like me the "500mm effective" is the best that I am ever going to get, which is essentially what you are saying as well.
My ideal mirrorless wold actually be a FF mirrorless with support for 2-3 crop modes. Due to the live-view natures of these cameras the EVF/LCD will always be able to show the exact framing for that crop level - giving you the wide as well as "effective telephoto" options.