philchan: No viewfinder, well that doesn't cut it, deal breaker..
Another issue with an lcd only camera that I just realized is the inability to focus it for those not wearing their glasses/contacts. I love that I can adjust my D300 VF to match my aging eyesight, without having to put in my contacts, and I certainly do not want to have to try using it with reading glasses if at all possible. An lcd is fine for checking a pic after its been taken, for various reasons, but not for focusing, for the slightly visually impaired.
tonyheps: What kind of enthusiast that will buy a compact camera without a viewfinder - NOT ME!!
I agree, no viewfinder, no use for the camera. The limitations without one are too severe for me. I've never owned a compact digital camera yet, but have been looking for a nice one that I would feel comfortable with, so that I could leave my D300 at home when traveling. This would have been the one if it had a real VF. I love almost every other aspect of it, especially the better, bigger lens, and RAW files.