Narrowed down camera choices

The Canon S95 was announced this week, it should be released in the next few weeks. The only thing ‘missing’ from it, when compared to other top-level compact cameras, is a pivoting LCD methinks.

I haven’t seen it advertised anywhere yet but it might be a little more than the other prosumer compacts that are out there.  So to compare:

The Canon S95 has HD video, 28-105mm, non-pivot screen, HDR mode, about £400??

The Samsung EX1 has no HD video, 24-72mm, a pivoting screen, about £300

The Panasonic LX5 has HD video, 24-90mm, non-pivot screen, about £360

Everything else is about the same: RAW shooting, full manual control, loads of scenes, face recognition, tons of aspect ratios and all that.

I think for me the EX1 for me is out because of no HD video, so then I guess it becomes a coin toss between the Panasonic wider angle and the Canon’s better zoom. The Panasonic is probably going to be cheaper as well…