I gotta give it to Leica, they sure know how to make drool-worthy cameras! The Leica M9 was revealed this week, and not only does this bad boy shoot full 35MM quality in high-resolution digital format, but it's got intuitive controls, and comes with a license for Adobe Lightroom so you can snap and edit right out of the box. Plus, it's small and compact so you can take it anywhere, and don't even get me started on the picture quality. The catch? This camera will set you back over $8,000. Yes, that's an eight with three zeros.
I've been known to splurge on a gadget that I really want a time or two (or three or four), but spending nearly 10 grand on a digital camera (that's marketed as a "prosumer" by the way) seems a little much for my novice pocket. How much are you willing to throw down for the gadget of your dreams?