ardenpress: One of the advantages of the Leica m9 is the more intimate relatonship with the scene. I Also own a NEX7. It takes wonderful pictures--color, sharpness, but most of that based on the lenses I use, Leica and Zeiss. But the Sony n 7 proves to me that the most new cameras are turning into computers with various "modes". Is that what photogrpahy is becoming, cameras for techies? The involvement with the scene becomes less important as a ratio of the experience. So Leica may be old fashioned and slow manual evereything, except telling the camera what lens you are using. But performing so mnay internal adjustments--very unfilm or unLeica like!! For those who scorn the Leica camera users I would only ask them to use Leica and Zeiss lenses before they continue their criticism of what they do not know. And please, no guilt trips for owning Leica 9 or D3X for that matter. Get a Nex 5n or 7, get an adapter and a Zeiss 21mm and see for yourself. It's not just the body that matters.
arden hi ... I am looking for a camera and Leica is certainly out of range being a beginner , as you own a nex 7 would u suggest a nex5 or an entry level dslr of the same range? I am upgrading from a nikon point and shoot so need some advice