sx210 is vs s95
It is all a compromise coming off a DSLR and it becomes which features are most important to you. I recently went through the same thing - I picked the S95 thinking size & IQ were most important. However, I found due to its small size, it was very awkward to hold and adjustments weren't so intuitive. I then pondered the xs30, thinking the zoom range would be ideal; however it seemed to sacrifice IQ. Finally I settled on the G12, what it lacks in zoom range, it makes up in IQ. The contols are extremely nice for me and so this camera best suits what I wanted in a sub for my DSLR, but what your expectations are, the answers are probably not the same. So consider what exactly you are hoping for and surely there will be a match for you. Have fun with whatever you decide.