digicam showdown

dpreview comparison
are there any to avoid???

Pros:

http://flickr.com/cameras/canon/powershot_a710_is/
aa rechargeables (500 shots) and 60fps movie mode

http://flickr.com/cameras/canon/powershot_sd800_is/
28mm wide side

http://flickr.com/cameras/leica/d-lux_3/
name and glass, 1/1.65 sensor

http://flickr.com/cameras/samsung/nv7/
manual controls

and in the possible vaporware category…
http://sigma-dp1.com/
the first non-slr with full-size sensor goodness, foveon sensor (for which I’ve seen ambiguous reviews)

… they all have some kind of image stabilization to avoid the flash when possible. This second I’m leaning towards the a710, but it looks and feels (and is) cheaper. I’m open to new ideas, too.