I am thinking of buying a digital myself but cannot bear to not use my Lecia M6 or Contax G2, and my trusty T-VS (the first and in my opinion the best). I am/was considering the Panasonic DMC LC1 (over the same Leica due to the cost) or the Sony DSC V3. My one qualm about the Panasonic/Leica is the lack of an ISO 800 setting (which I use for taking flashless shots inside buildings), and the size of the thing compared to other digitals, also the price is quite a bit for a 5MP camera. On the plus side the camera is very intuitive and nice to hold. The Sony has almost everything that I would want, but the lenses (Zeiss Vario Sonnar) is not as good as the Leica Vario Summicron. Retro: That Epson beastie is almost double the price of the Leica, how can you justify that?