New here. Looking to get a compact for all those times a DSLR simply is either inappropriate or cumbersome. Will add that video function will be an important factor here. So... probably an LX-5 then, but I'm hoping to lurk and get an idea of what else might make sense. I've been shooting since 1972 when Dad gave me his then-old 1957 Asahi Pentax (Original AP). I still have that camera. I put photography down for many years in my 30s/40s. I then picked it back up and went digital in 2007. I take a lot of photos of... landscapes, architecture, people... I compete in local contests and sometimes a little online. I now have a desire to have something on hand... all the time. I'm here to watch, listen and learn. Thanks to the founder of this board for a great resource. I do have a question. What is the definition of a serious compact? I ask specifically because I would love to jump right into the Weekly, and upon reading the rules I see that the photos must be taken by a "Serious Compact." I currently have, among other things, an older Fuji "superzoom" bridge camera... Thanks for any input.