To close the camera talk: After a lot of research and considerations I've decided to buy a Canon G5 X MARK II. I find it to be the best compromise between images quality, portability and features for my needs. Some of the keys features that made me decide on the G5 X II: Good ergonomics/grip Very compact No separate lens cover Optical image stabilization 5 x zoom Very fast lens (even at full zoom) Decent low light capability Viewfinder It's going to replace a Sony RX10 that I was very happy with - besides the bulk. Here is a comparison between those two cameras. With the Canon I get similar picture quality and more features in a much smaller body.