I plumped for the "compact" Nykon, in the end. I looked at the G12, the LX5
(to replace my LX3) and the P7000. I decided that I didn't want an articulated
screen and that it was worth going for a camera that had the right shape (the
P7000 is taller and shallower than the G12) and which had a good lens range
combined with a decent zoom action. I decided not to worry about the reported
slowness of RAW save, since my LX3 is not much quicker and it doesn't bother me.
But it makes me a little sad that Olympus doesn't have a contender for the
all-in-one serious camera.
A sample of my first day's shooting is at:
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/