I have read as much as I can within my time limits about the kind of cameras I want to purchase to i think the next fastest way to get some good feedback to post here. I'll give you a little background information myself and on what I am looking for in a camera. Right now I have a Canon G12:
1. First it has to be small (I guess I've debated this a long time with myself). Reason being I am now travelling around the world, and don't want to be carrying something bulky with me. Also I would like the mcamera to be smaller because it is more discreet and less intrusive. I think the G12 is maybe slightly smaller than the maximum size I would accept.
2. Quality pictures. I have now fiddled around with the Canon G12's manual controls and I know how to use most of them, which is why I am thinking of upgrading. Sometimes I look at the pictures of my G12 and am dismayed that I could not have a better camera. I usually print only the standard size pho, but would like to shoot some photos that are good enough for wallpapers I guess.
3. Dustproof (hopefully?). Of course I know you can't have everything, so I guess I will have to sacrifice one of the few things listed here. The reason I would like it to be dustproff, or at least to be able to lean the dust by myself is this: now the photos I am taking have crazy amounts of dust because they found their way into my G12. Just in the last 9 months I have been to 4 deserts, and they are not very friendly to cameras. So that's the reason why I am hoping this camera I am looking at can be dustproof.
4. Pricepoint. Now this is a tricky one. I think I am willing to pay DSLR prics if they can meet all my criteria. I think though the Leicas are out of my reach. Of late I have been very interested in the Fuji X100, and it looks like hte X1-Pro is coming out, and seems like a good camera. The Sony NEX-7 seems quite well equipped but i have not read as much on that as the Fujis I guess. I'm not sure which of the DSLRs which are smaller and lighter can compete with these. I guess those are the cameras I'm looking at, and if there is not real dustproof solution at that size, I might just get a Fuji X10 or something.
Thanks all for reading this and helping me out! Happy Chinese New Year!