In short, after snooping around and seeing that the LX5 is indeed smaller than a D5100, but still not really pocketable, and I would end up needing a bag to move the TL500 I planned on getting, or always use the shoulder strap. With the requirement for a bag in mind, I looked into entry-class DSLRs. I know the T2i and D3100 aren't exactly in the same price range, but they are actually in the same size range, with the t2i being a bit smaller (a plus to me). With that in mind, I've been over the snapsort comparison and the reviews of each at the usual stops, and seen that they are +/- equal in image quality, and perhaps the Canon is ahead for video. The major difference that I can see between the two (or at least my deciding factor) is that the canon has a built-in focus motor, which means that in theory, lenses are cheaper and if you're recording video, it's quieter. The T2i also has external mic imput, but that's getting aside from the main focus, the stills. Really, is the focus motor on the T2i really worth it? I can't seem to find many good and also cheap (<$300) Nikon lenses that are "G" class, aka built with a focusing motor.