Im looking for a camera and im willing to spend somewhere in the 500 to 1000 dollar range. ive only got experience with film, hardly any experience or knowledge when it comes to digital. if possible id like the ability to use full manual controls. and i dont want something big. this will be used about 50% for skiing and 50% for everything else, and i just know im not gonna bring it anywhere if i got some big bulky slr. something i could fit in a chest pocket on my jacket would be great. ive been looking at the leica d-lux and v-lux cameras mostly since a friend recommended them. they look pretty legit. but i dont know what specific d-lux or v-lux model to get. or if anyone could recommend another camera that would be awesome.
s90/95 is a solid little camera. canon owns all for point and shoots in my opinion. if you want to go a little bigger, but still compact, but have the advantage of more zoom, a hot shoe, a swivel lcd, and some other fun stuff, check out the g11/g12. great cameras with a little more bang than a basic point and shoot, and still fairly compact. theyd fit in a jacket pocket just fine, just not your jeans pocket probably.
there's a certain point where it neither looks good nor functions properly...that's when you know you look steezy - no_steeze
alright i think i got it narrowed to the g12, the leica d-lux 5, and the panasonic lx5. as i understand the d-lux is pretty much a lx5 with a different body. but it comes with 200$ editing software which is something i would definitely want. so the 700$ price seems somewhat reasonable. so between the lx5 and the d lux, id go for the d lux. so its pretty much between the g12 and the dlux.