Richard Murdey: Ah, a Ricoh G700 for investment bankers!
The Ricoh G700's use of large rubberized buttons means its possible to use while wearing heavy gloves. The camera's exterior can be disinfected with ethanol or sodium hypochlorite. It's more of an industrial camera.
The Leica X-U is premium adventure camera.
I've wished for a Fujifilm X100W, a rugged weatherized version of their X100. Well, maybe Fujifilm will be inspired by another Leica.
Ricoh GX300 - an enthusiast oriented compact in the style of the Ricoh GX-200 but a larger (1") sensor and a faster 24-72mm f2.0-f4 lens. Add the user interface and ergonomics from GRD-IV and a built-in EVF like the NEX6 or X-E1.Fujfilm X200 - just update the X100 with the X-Trans sensor, and add an IR remote please.
I downloaded the e-book and I must say it looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to spending many evenings reading it.
p.s. for people who have trouble with the download link I suggest reloading the web page or clearing your web browser cache and re-navigating to this web page. The downloaded zip file is under 14mb and comes from a very fast host.