After a while using the Leica M9, my decision to replace the D3X with it is looking better and better. Over the past few days I have been editing a lot of D3X pictures from the summer. While the camera undoubtedly produces excellent images, the M9 files are sharper, and much "punchier" out of the camera. I used the D3X for my high-end picture library work & never made use of its higher ISO capabilities, so the Leica gives me what I need. All in a lighter smaller package.