With my Canon S1is out of warranty and in the repair shop, I am casting about for my next camera. Problem was that the S1 is, for me, the near-pefect camera. OTOH, the big photo show is coming up soon, and we're starting to hear about new camera models, so I could be convinced to switch.
(Most cameras have pretty much uniform specs now -- high megapixel resolution, high-quality movie mode, 3x optical zoom, etc -- I can concentrate on extra special specs.)
+ For example, there is a new Sony with clean images up to ISO 1000. That would be nice.
+ I like my daughter's superslim Casio.
+ I really liked the 10x zoom on the S1, so 3x zoom is not good enuff.
+ Photo stitching is a must, either in the camera or externally.
+ Good optics are also a must, so that leaves out second-tier brands like Toshiba.
I'll keep looking while I wait to hear from the repair depot.