Ok for the last year my go to camera had been my wonderful Canon SX40hs and it has not disappointed, I like the HUGE ZOOM and the quality HD video but it lacks a bit when it comes to photo quality(not bad, just want better) and the no raw mode holds it back. I have been mostly looking at some midrange weather sealed DSLR's like the 60d, D7000 , Slta77 but after much consideration there just not for me due to weight and size. I have decided to go the large sensor compact route, I dont need a dig zoom or hd video as my main concern is the photo quality.
I have my options narrowed down to 3 choices the Leica D-Lux5, Fuji X100, and the Canon G1X. I know the canon and fuji have larger senors than the leica but all of the sample images I see the leica seems to out perform the others in sharpness and just overall image quality. On the other hand the Fuji has perhaps the best viewfinder and most manual control in this market and the Canon has the flip out screen and I have a history with canons. At the moment I would say im leaning towards the Leica D-Lux 5 because of the sharpness, the long warranty, and it comes with Adobes Lightroom software but its not set in stone.
What is your experience with these cameras and just your thoughts on Leica cameras overall(not nearly as much info out there as the canon and fuji).