Originally Posted by james.liam
Do yourself a favor. and don't wonder.
Hold and compare the ZI and an M6/7. You will quickly understand the difference.
I own an Ikon and a M7, and I like both for different reasons. The M7 feels wonderful and solid, the shutter sound is divine, wind-on is smooth, everything you expect from a Leica.
But, the Ikon is lighter, has a much larger and brighter viewfinder, is slimmer in the hand, and overall feels like a more 'agile' camera.
Before my Ikon developed a fault that has yet to be fixed, I used it a lot more than my M7, simply because it is lighter and has that great viewfinder.