I need a prosumer compact to go places that I can't go with my D90, no thanks to the size and weight. I'm looking for a compact that gives good images without much of a tripod set-up, hence shortlisted these 2 with f1.4 apertures. Any other suggestions that I have missed out with decent handheld night shots would be welcomed, since I doubt Samsung or Panasonic won't screw up for day shots anyway.
Having enquired on the prices, Samsung is about $100 cheaper and has an articulating screen. But having owned a Lumix before, I was pleased by my TZ3's images then and I suppose I won't be disappointed with the image quality of LX7. But human being human, I won't pay more if the Samsung can do as good at a cheaper price.
What would you recommend? Any potential weaknesses that you wish to highlight would be welcomed too.