I know a lot of our readers are SLR shooters, and most likely not all of us enjoy lugging around a digital SLR everyday. It’s just not practical — which is why most of us look for a serious compact camera that works effectively for everyday use.
The Canon Powershot G10 and the Nikon Coolpix P6000 leads most models in this field, mostly because of the badges they carry. Good brand translates to good sales after all. Personally, I’d prefer the Ricoh Caplio GX200 I mentioned some time ago. It is a not–so–secret favorite of many compact shooters. Recently, the Panasonic Lumix DMC–LX3 has also been getting good attention. It’s just like the GX200 having a lens that sports a 24mm wide end, but only faster. It handles noise better too, somehow.