OK, I love my big full frame Nikon DSLR. It makes wonderful photos, but it has a couple of drawbacks: (1) Its big - can't comfortably carry it on a casual outing (2) I worry about it - I use my DSLR to make a living and don't want to lose it/damage it/or otherwise compromise it and (3) I've found that if I leave it in my hotel room...I can't make photos...so I have to carry around a large, heavy, expensive camera. I want a new camera.
I want a new compact, rangefinder, with a fixed zoom-lens camera and a big chip!
I want JPEG and RAW, I want 12+meg, 16-120mm on an APC size chip - or - 24-180mm on a full frame chip. I want a hot shoe, I want a lens hood, a threaded lens barrel, a real lens cap, I want an electronic cable release socket, I want autofocus, I want to expose with M/P/A/S (Green Square if you must), an ISO range of 200 to 1600 and a nice size screen that comes on only when I ask it to. It should fit the cargo pocket of my shorts, have a normal camera strap and above all – be something I’m proud to have others see me use.
I don't want GPS, a pop-up flash, a wrist strap, or a plastic body. Absolutely no built-in lens cap. Don’t want all the redundant setting like party, fireworks, baby, flowers, food…
I want professional grade small camera that I can carry with me all the time. I used to wear my Leica M4P like a piece of jewelry…now I want a digital version.
This might be too much to ask for.