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…