I’ve always admired the Leica brand from afar but for one reason or another haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger on one for myself. That is until now. I’ve been waiting for the D-Lux 5 to arrive and it’s finally here. But sadly, after all this time and admiration I feel kinda shallow for wanting to buy it vs. Panasonic’s LX5. Engadget’s write-up makes them seem like relative equals with the exception of that gorgeous red beauty mark on Leica’s upper left cheek.

So here’s my question…is the red dot worth an extra $500?