Everything in the "pro"column is what counts for me (IQ, AF, EVF etc) most things in the "con"I couldn't care less about (no filter effects, no in - camera RAW conversion, hey thats why I shoot in RAW and use lightroom). As far as design - I love it compared to the quasi retro feel, and as far as handling - the V1 has enough bulk and heft to feel secure whilst the small size makes it easy to carry one in one hand ( what I couldnt with my d90). As far as changing shooting modes, ISO,focus mode: although missing a dedicated control its extremely easy and quick to change settings even on "the go"and in the middle of shooting. A perfect camera? ain't no such thing , not in this price range, not even the M9 . Well maybe the D4 but that's a different story altogether.