If you're not getting a proper Leica you may as well get the Panasonic Equivalent.
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I've managed to try both the Leica X1 and Fuji X100 this evening, and they are both excellent...but after seeing a £765 deal for the Leica X1 I could not resist it! So I now have a Leica X1 and I love it! Unfortunately I did not get the lovely packaging, but with a saving like that (it was an ex-display camera), I could not turn it down
Yes ok, it's not the fastest camera, but I personally find it very nice to use. The hunt is over now.