Cy Cheze: Here's a pitch for the underdog LX7:
The control ring is limited to aperture selection, but it has dedicated wheels for shutter and ND filter. Each ratchets precisely. The RX100 ring lurches about. The LX7 offers time lapse, which the others do not. Its aperture is fastest across the full zoom range. One can suppress digital zoom in video, which one cannot with the Sony. Plus, it is intermitently offered at a $299 price, which is hard to beat. Can the RX100 be worth more than twice that? It too will sell for less when the RX200 (or the Samsung KX100!) draw nigh. But people who elect to spend more money, or get a tatoo, find ingenious ways to be cheerful they did.
Most people are not going to spend $650 on compact camera. Especially when we already own more expensive equipment, and the compact will only be used occasionally. Plenty of reasons to consider other cameras in the the roundup.
I'm don't see a mention of video quality.
Also, the page menus, usually on the right, are not there. Makes it a little hard to navigate. Maybe I'm missing the video page.
I guess Snow Leopard is history to Apple.
Quite annoying. Only for Mountain Lion. Yet, if I update from Snow Leopard, I lose compatibility with the SpectraView Calibrator, as Apple has not corrected that problem yet.
Great photo. So much of interest.