I stumbled on your forum seeking feedback on the Panasonic LX7. Lusting after the new Sony RX100/3 but outfaced by the cost I plumped for the LX7 as a reasonable compromise (1/3rd of the cost) and your positive comments make me think that no major compromise is involved. I spent this afternoon with a close friend. me with my slr kit. he with a top end compact. Cant wait for the parcel to arrive from Kogan with the mini beast and getting to put it through its paces. Cheers from Oz - pcbermagui.