Is Sony trying to encroach onto Leica territory here? Maybe so. The upcoming RX1 will feature a 24MP Full Frame Sensor. The same one that will be in the A99 DSLR when it comes out in a couple of weeks.
It will shoot 14 bit RAW files, have an ISO ceiling of 25,600, shoot 5 frames per second, and record AVCHD 2.0 video. It even sports a 3 inch screen on the back.
One more time, people. WOW.