So I was in Tokyo earlier today (I just love saying that!) and popped into a camera store and played with the LX100. On the whole, it feels like a good camera, and the specs certainly look impressive. HOWEVER...I'm sure most of us are getting excited about this camera because of the EVF...and I hate to say it, but I was very disappointed in it. I left behind a world of massive, bright viewfinders (my last three DSLRs were a the 1D Mark III, 5D Classic and 5D Mark II from Canon), and never once felt that my OM-D's EVF is lacking, so I'm not biased at all. But the LX100's is just *TINY*. With the OM-D I keep forgetting that I'm looking at a little screen, it's that good. (I've also shot with other EVFs, which I've liked less than the OM-D's, but size was never an issue). But with the LX100, it was painfully obvious that I was looking at a little miniature LCD. It felt VERY artificial and I felt like I was looking into a massive black square with a little picture off in the corner. I felt like I had to really concentrate to compose pictures because I was looking at such a small representation of it. Now, I realize that the form factor has its limitations, but I'm generally of the mind that if you're going to do something, do it right, especially when it's a $900 compact camera (for that much money it better do everything right, especially one of its main selling points). All I have to say is that I was very excited about this camera before I handled it, but now I have absolutely no desire to buy it. Anyways...long story short, if you're thinking of buying it (and planning on making extensive use of the EVF), I would suggest not preordering it, but waiting until you can handle one and see for yourself, or at least waiting 'till the user reviews start coming in. I know that I would be VERY disappointed if I shelled out that kind of money for a compact, and looked through that EVF for the first time.