Anastigmat: Sony should spend some money and hire a camera body designer because their new cameras are looking less and less sexy. This new body reminds me of the 1970's Japanese cars famous for their origami designs of sharp corners, like folded paper.
How about Leica & Porsche while talking design? Some people say that Porsche need a design department? Maybe one reason for success is tradition and that gives Porsche AG 15>18% on the last contribution line. Leica same thing.
BeaniePic: I just can't work with EVF's... Also the design looks uncomfortable? Never been a fan of Sony cameras and this hasn't changed my mind on first looks. I know Sony and other brands want to break into Canon and Nikon's market but it's just going to be too hard for them to do I believe. Keep on trying guys maybe some day...
Battery? Can't you have charged additional in your pocket?That's what I have for my Richo GR4.
Cailean Gallimore: Another one for the vanity market.
According to Steve Huff (well known?) Leica will charge USD200 more than for the equivalent Panasonic, however offer more software and warranties.
dual12: I'm not interested in a camera like this, but if I was interested, I'd buy the Panasonic. I don't see any good reasons to buy the Leica. I couldn't care less about the brand. Moreover, to me, the Leica brand stands for way, way overpriced. I consider it a sucker's brand.
Who would consider you as a fool? The fan boys of pro cameras?Other people don't care.
rfstudio: why is this brand still expensive when the technology is dirt cheap as it is ? what a hype !!!! you got 10 times better quality from 5D mark 3 then leica for a fraction of a price
A price is always 'right' as long customers are willing to pay the price and all items are sold. Can we price a feeling?