I've been using the X100 for a while now and it's started me thinking about how the camera world is structured right now. Almost everyone I know is trying to find the perfect camera which does EVERYTHING. What if camera manufacturers started to sell and market cameras fulfilling a certain shooting criteria. And create cameras that did well only in that niche, and then market it as such. For example a camera for street photography which would have the following characteristics - 1. The size of the GRD4 2. APSC sensor 12 MP (EXR or Faveon without an AA filter) 3. EVF with a 2.4 million dot screen (like the Sony NEX7) 4. No LCD panel at the rear (!) Forcing one to think of the next shot rather than chimp, one could always review the pics in the EVF. Plus the pleasure of seeing the image for the first time back home on the computer, almost like waiting for the pics to come from the developers. 5. 35mm fixed lens (another version could have a 50mm lens) (I'd vote for no IS but that's debatable) 6. Aperture ranging from 1.4 to 11 as an adjustment on the lens, 5 frames per second (as in the X100) and an exposure compensation dial 7. Separate ISO dial with a lock 8. Separate Shutter speed dial with a lock (maybe stacked one on the other like the G12) 9. One button on the back to switch between JPEG and RAW 10. Another button on the back to switch between B&W and Colour 11. The Leica or Fuji JPEG engine 12. Built-in flash (I could do without) 13. Basically no fancy gadgetry that influences the image. It's all down to the basics. This camera would be called say the Canon StreetX or something. And price it at 500$ or whereabouts. Similarly another small compact could be put together for portraits, etc. Isn't this conversation easier than a whole bunch of random numbers thrown at people? Wouldn't it be better to compare say a street camera from Nikon versus a street camera from Fuji? I think people are getting pretty specific about the stuff they shoot and the camera manufacturers are still busy pandering to the lowest common denominator. I would love to know your views on this.