I was speaking to the owner of probably the largest Leica retailer in Australia today, about the options of the D-Lux 4 or the G1 with M adaptor. He asked me to consider the M9 to which I replied that it didn't exist. His reply was: "well I have a release date, and it is later this year" "Really?" "yes" "Is it full frame" "Yes it is. I was hoping it would come in around $12 000, but it will likely be closer to $15 000!". "Too much. How much is the D-Lux 4............." I cannot find any reference to this anywhere, but this guy is a straight shooter and I have bought a bit of Leica gear from him. I take what he told me at face value.