Leica has now announced the M8, a digital version of their iconic M-series rangefinder: http://www.leica-camera.us/photography/m_system/m8/ http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/3003...8-digital.html It has a 10.2 resolution, and is apparently compatible with various M bayonet lenses, and estimated body price is $4,800. There will be two complementary lenses: an Elmarit 28mm at $1800, and Tri-Elmar 16-18-21mm at $4500. The nice thing is that the lenses are still manual-focus. I wonder how this item will turn out. Leica may have a huge name cachet but the company is surprisingly small with only about 400 workers, and in the very recent past, it has had serious financial problems. However, it didn't go the way of the quirky, and very expensive Alpa firm.