Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 was my first digital camera and it was magnificent. Now, after 12 years the F707 can still easily catches the IQ of modern premium compacts and DSLR-likes. I also didn't see the night IR shot feature on a digital camera in past 12 years. I regret having sold my F707, it was a collectors item and a milestone camera in digital age.
Pbartf64: I see so many here comparing megapixels such as the Nikon D800 36mp vs the Leica S (type 006) 37mp. Quality has little to do with resolution after a certain point. I'm a commercial photographer who owns 2 Nikon D800's and a Leica S system and can tell you that the Leica is far superior. The Leica S is much sharper, dynamic range is better and the color depth is incredible and accurate. It's beyond description and comes down to seeing it, not a spec sheet. Don't get me wrong, the D800 is great and I use it for low light work because of high ISO ability and telephotos lenses. If I was doing this as a hobby, the D800 is plenty. If I need to make a living and offer the best to ad agency clients, the Leica pays the bills and gives my work the edge over the competition.
Yes but Leica S is almost 7 times expensive than D800e... Also D800 is a 35mm sensor camera while Leica S is medium format. I think you should compare Leica S with other medium format cameras such as Hasselblad and PhaseOne-Mamiya... I like the medium format in landscape and commercial studio photography, but for the rest of the photography 35mm full format cameras still best choice.
altugo: What an ugly camera! ;-(
What about ergonomics and design? You think, a camera is only consists of technical specs?
What an ugly camera! ;-(
Ryan McCutcheon: Of course this means that Canon will have to follow.
...with APS-C size sensor and EF bayonet :-)