Finally got my RX100. I typically don't believe the hype surrounding many new camera releases. Sony and Olympus seem to be especially prone to that, so I really didn’t expect much from RX100. I was shooting with it all evening and I just could not believe the results. Truly, jaw dropping sharpness even in low light. The resolution seems to exceed my E-PM1+Panny 20mm quite handily probably due to 20MP sensor. The video quality in 60p mode is insanely good (basically broadcast HDTV quality) even if shot in complete darkness with very good sound quality. I will be shooting with this camera the entire weekend and will try to post some pictures soon. Observations so far: - sharpnes/resolution exceeds E-PM1 (or E-PL2) coupled wither either Panny 14 or Panny 20mm. - AF is much faster than Panny 20mm and similar to Panny 14 yet much better during video especially in low light (even in near total darkness). - AWB under incandescent light is not as good as E-PM1 but better than E-PL2, Canon S90/100 and much better than any Panasonic cameras I tried. Incandescent preset works VERY well. - Jpeg color is VERY nice, skin tones are fantastic. Those who like Olympus colors (myself included) should like RX100 colors. This is a big surprise to me as I used to own a couple of Sony compacts in the past and always thought they were horrible (too processed). - ISO noise is MUCH better than E-PM1 or E-PL2. There is no visible shadow noise at base ISO at all. ISO1600 looks great as viewed ~30% (still a large picture, damn 20MP). ISO3200 is surprisingly usable too. I am not talking about pixel level sharpness of course, who needs full 20MP. - In-camera HDR mode is very useful and effective even in low light - Flash is surprisingly nice. Set ISO to 400 or 800, tilt it up and you can illuminate the entire room. - For all intents and purposes the camera is same size as Canon S90 I used to own so it easily fits in my jeans pocket. I think RX100 is a serious competitor to both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras as it can produce better or similar results unless those bodies are coupled with more expensive lenses. And even then, Sony may be easier to use and produce better video (with smoother AF). Basically for all non-enthusiasts RX100 may work just fine. Of course, no real shallow DoF or serious telephoto. For those purposes I will still keep my m43 kit. But for 90% of all photo shooting, RX100 is just right and fun to use. Imagine if many more cameras of this quality and size are to come out in the coming years….