Well ... things are getting interesting ... Canon has a new G11 and S90, both of which use a new super sensitive sensor that they say will do 2 stops better than the G10 with high ISO imaging. That is a very exciting possibility, as the G10 was pretty decent to 400 ISO. Does that mean that it will now be pretty decent to 1600 ISO? Wow!
Meanwhile, I did a simple comparison of a pair of sample portraits from the Canon and Fuji web sites to see how they stacked up ... the exposures on these images is nearly identical, which means that this is a surprisingly good comparison of the new G11 against the F200EXR. ISO 80 for the G10, ISO 100 for the Fuji, both wide open and both around 1/50s.
What I see here is that I would prefer the Canon ... at the least it is a tie, but I think Fuji NR is smearing the eyebrow. Either way, the Canon easily wins because of the vastly better video.
The S90 has the same sensor and a lens that is likely even better as it is only a 4x zoom. So that's one to watch also. It is about the same size as the F200EXR with RAW and much better controls ... again, wow!
The WX1 will have to be stunning to beat out the S90 for my next concert cam, despite the obvious advantage in the video department. That memory stick fuck up they continue to perpetrate sticks in my craw somewhat ...