Say what you want about Leica but they make some beautiful glass and some great cameras. Today I saw the 18-megapixel M9 (New Yorkers take note: Leica will have loaner units at the New York Photo Festival), the 12-megapixel X1, and the brand new V-LUX 20. I didn’t get a chance to shoot much but from what I saw the manual controls on the X1 are excellent and its designed primarily as a street shooter, allowing even a rich housewife in Connecticut to become an impetuous artist like Henri Cartier-Bresson or that Adams dude.
Also Matt said to say the V-LUX 20 is available on Amazon. He also got a new bike seat.