I'm planning to get a camera for everyday use and traveling - among the other factors I've considered it has to be:
- Easy to carry/transport (I've suffered enough dragging my EOS450D around)
- Easy to use (because it's going to be a family thing, and mom needs to know how to use it)
- Has a stabilizer (for shaky, fumbling hands)
At the moment I'm not quite considering a DSLR, because they are really too painful to drag around half the world along with tons of luggage and increasing airline carry-on baggage restrictions.
Right now I'm kind of looking at a high-end compact camera small enough to fit into a carry-on bag and still good enough to take great pictures, and (in cases like family gatherings) easy enough even for Grandpa to use.
I know it's kind of a lot of requirements all at the same time, but I'm willing to pay as much as (if not more than) what it would take to buy an entry-level DSLR for a high-end compact.
So far I've kind of came up with the Leica D-Lux 4 and the Sigma DP1 as potential candidates. Can I get your opinions on which one do you think is better overall?
Any help/suggestions/pointers would be very much appreciated!