I think it's a commendable camera by Canon.
I'm a Nikon D700 DSLR camera owner, and have a Canon S95 ... both of which I like. I also have an in-betweenie Panasonic GF1 which I am about to sell as it just sucks with its optional (expensive) EVF. A good photograph is a wonderful thing, but there's a lot of photos (in my case) to get just one. Squinting at a LCD on a larger camera is just not cricket.& Silky wotsit for RAW? I don't think so.
Maybe I'll wait for the 2nd edition of this, or buy a Nikon D3100 (soon to be a D3200?) Not too much different in size - small but you still have to sling it.
Either way, Nikon or Canon have decent software. Life's too short for a DSLR shooter to bother with m4/3rds.
running the sea downhill (as in the photo with the cottage) isn't a good look. Or maybe my laptop is on a tilt?!
Thanks for the post