Greetings - new to this forum but a long-time Nikon user (FM2N since 1988, D80 since 2007, and a new D3200 late last year). I've also been a Leica owner since 1982 and have three Leica Ms (M2, M3, M6).
I love the way the rangefinders handle - but they're not digital. I can't justify the ridiculous money Leica want for a digital M.
The Fuji X100 is nice - but not robust enough for my needs (my camera's with me all the time).
Any chance of Nikon doing this, challenging Leica with an S-mount rangefinder (interchangeable lenses, FX sensor)? I'm sure Nikon could give Leica a run for its money, especially if the S3D body were to be sold at $3,000 rather than the Leica M-E's $5,400...
The success of the X100/X100S/X-Pro1 suggests a sizeable demand among high-end prosumers. The Nikon 1 series is not there.