I'm looking for a new compact since my trusty Canon A80 decides to retire few days ago. I was considering DSLR at first but I feel not quite ready due to price and form factor. I would love to have a sleek cam like the Sony T200 or Canon IXUS, but I already have a decent Cybershot phone (K800i) which is good enough for casual point and shoot, so there's little point having two cameras in my pockets.
I'm an educator who takes a lot of performance photos of children. The new Canon G9 seems to be a natural upgrade for me. It's good looking, compact and powerful. Is G9 a good choice? How about other prosumer cams in the market? Recommendations please