I saw the Panasonic 5MP camera with a 2.5' screen that seems to be what I am looking at but I would like to know what other better options there may be. I am looking at the following factors in order of priority.
1.) Response Time, my Nikon Coolpix 2100 sometime takes almost 10 seconds to respond to a button press which includes focus and whatever time which is totally unacceptable.
2.) Thin, there has been a few thin cameras I used like the Pentax which was comfortable to the hand and yet full functioned
3.) Good low-light shooting capability, understanding that Sony has an edge on this but I don't fancy having an MS based camera.
4.) Rugged, this camera is to be used in the field for onsite shoots of industrial equipment and locations.
5.) Colour quality, my Nikon Coolpix 2100 comes out greyish pictures 90% of the time which I have to fix all the time.
No preference on CF or SD card usage, preferably on AA batteries as I am in the field and would prefer to have the capability to buy off the shelf batteries.
Thanks for the help!