Just bought a (new) Sony DSC-RX10 (yes! the original, not the mk2 or mk3) bridge camera. £629 with 2 year guarantee. I have and had, many 43 and m43 cameras starting with the E500 and have been more than happy with the format. So! why the change? Every time I go on holiday or even a day out for that matter, I get an ear bashing about how much kit I lug along. we all know that there is less to carry with m43 compared to DSLR but even so, the, 'I might need this' syndrome always kicks in. Come on admit it your the same too! Soo! what to do? Started surfing and came across the 1 inch sensor (by Sony) and what a revelation. Currently there is not a lot of choice, primarily down to the Panasonic FZ1000 and the Sony RX10 (and its newer and much more expensive versions), the Panasonic seemingly coming out on top with most reviewers. So! having studied the specs of each and the review comments, went to have a look at both cameras and see how they handle and felt. No contest for me, Sony RX10 wins hands down. Now! that is not to say the FZ1000 is no good, it is a super camera at a good price, but the Sony RX10 had the killer features that appealed to me more than the FZ1000. Build quality and general handling/feel. the FZ1000 just did not feel the same. Weather resistance - at least I can stop panicking when it starts to rain (lightly) Constant aperture zoom - the FZ1000 may have double the range, but constant aperture - no way Carl Zeiss lens - FZ1000 has PanaLeica lens, good but ........! ND filter built in Aperture ring on lens Good menu system everything where it should be THE BAD POINTS No 4k video (the FZ1000 has) - not interested, full HD is plenty good enough for me, especially the way the RX10 reads the whole sensor, no line skipping, and now has XAVC S codec recording (firmware upgrade 2.0) 24 to 200mm zoom compared with 25 to 400mm on the LZ1000 - yes! would like more, but not at the sacrifice of constant aperture. So there you have it, does it live up to the reviews? Yup! sure does and more so. I shoot raw and process using LR6. I can process my Pany/Oly raw files quite quickly to get them how I like. I was surprised just how little the Sony raw files needed processing to get a good looking image with true to life colours - bit of a revelation really. I will not be abandoning 43 m43 just yet (if at all) but there may be some kit appearing in the 'For Sale' forum quite soon. Time will tell if the Sony RX10 will replace all my other kit.