MEBEE: What no Nikon?So sad Nikon always kind of missing the point of what a good compact should be.
We bought a P310 two weeks ago. It's sitting here next to me all boxed up, ready to go back for a refund. Supposedly it got good marks for low light--works in low light if you don't mind noise and poor focus, and if you like your subjects looking like Twilight Zone mutants thanks to creepy blur. Some kind of weird motion compensation processing going on, it's not your grandfather's motion blur. And like every Nikon I've picked up, had to fiddle with it extensively to diminish pinkish-yellowish skin tones.
Of what use is including the chunky G15 and gargantuan FZ-200? If it won't fit in my front trouser pocket, it's not "compact".
Need a re-do on this article: make it the top 5 COMPACT cameras at any price plus the top 5 under $250. Right now looking at the RX100--and waiting for something comparable under $500.