Hey all... I want to partake of your combined knowlege if I may. First let me give you some background. I've been shooting for the last 10 years and have hopes to soon start getting paid for my passion. While I have loved photography for a long time I've been using ALOT of the same equipment with little being upgraded. Anywho... I'm switching everything over to digital. The latest SLR I have owned is a Nikon N65, I'm also pretty accustomed to shooting on a Nikon F3 that I used to borrow from a friend. So basically I'm looking for something to replace my N65 in the digital realm. I plan to buy a pro-level slr here in the next year or so when finances permit... so I'm NOT asking for something that I can use to shoot proffesionaly. I'm looking for something to be my personal camera. Something I will carry with me all the time and go on short day trips taking pictures and such. I'm pretty big on landscapes right now especially wide angle and panoramics. I also have a serious soft spot for portraits and macro shots. Black and white is always one of my favorites and I seriously wish they made digital cams that had not only a B/W mode but also a silver gelatin mode!!! So!!! My question to you is... what do you reccomend? I'm caught right now between a Canon Powershot G7 and a Leica D-lux 3. I am DEFINATELY looking for something with an attatched lens that is decently flexible... like I said, the SLR will come later. And I want at least one camera that I don't have to worry about sensor dust with. Originally the G7 looked very attractive... and even though this shouldn't be much of a factor, I really like the size and styling of the body. It reminds me of the rangefinders and slrs of old, and that makes me smile. ' Since then though, I've been reading on the Leica d-lux 3 and that has caught my eye to. The one thing that stood out was that the image sensor has been tweeked by the brains at Leica just for photographers! So, has anyone shot with either of these cameras and can offer opinions for me? Has anyone shot with BOTH of them??? Or any other suggestions you guys can make. I really don't want to spend more than $700 on this deal so try to keep that in mind. Any help??? Also - if anyone could post some example pics or links to pics from either camera that would be really cool too!