The fact that Canon has excellent image stabilization is very important to me. I'm getting old, and my hands are not as steady as they once were.
I have an S120, which is small enough to put in a jean's pocket, but I often have it in a belt pouch. This new Canon camera, along with the Sony, are a bit too big for jean pockets, but probably not too heavy for a belt pouch. You could probably buy a belt pouch big enough for the new Panasonic, but wouldn't it feel a bit cumbersome hanging from your belt? Having a camera always with me that I could forget about when I'm out and about doing things is what I want. Whereas, the Panasonic would be an excellent travel camera when getting once in a lifetime pictures is a big need.
At this point, I'm leaning in the direction of the Canon, and the fact that video is something I rarely do is the reason why I'm not worried about it's relatively weak video capabilities.
Wkay, I also am not seeing the images, while others,from their comments are seeing them. Weird.
The are not up (at least on my computer).