Hello, SO, I've already been to the introductions forum. If you haven't seen it yet, I'm Gonçalo, from Portugal. Cheers! I'm looking to buy a compact camera. Currently I have a 5D classic and a 350D. I like them both. The 5D is great for IQ and Depth of field control. I really like the pictures it produces. The 350d is good to carry when I don't feel like carrying the 5D, and still produces good files. I know that tecnology has evolved a whole lot since my two current cameras where released, but I never felt the need to upgrade camera bodies, based on what i shoot. The thing is that I've been feeling a bit lazy to take the DSLR out on some ocasions. If I go shopping with my wife, to have a cup of coofee with my friends, or go for a walk or bike ride, or a family dinner, I just don't feel like carrying the camera bag with me all the times... As a result, I find myself shooting less these days... So, I started thinking about buying a smaller, more compact camera to have with me all the time, either in a jacket pocket, or in a small shoulder bag that also carries my phone and wallet sometimes. So... Equipment frenzy all over again... Came online, spend days and days on google, review sites, forums, flickr, you konw the drill... After considering all options, from a m4/3 camera to a NEX, to a X100, to LX5, Ricoh GRD, etc... I narrowed it down to two choices... First, I'll say want I discarded and why... - Micro 4/3 - Sounds good, has good cameras and lenses. But the fact that it is another system, throws me off. It would just be another system to spend money on and in the end, I would end up carrying a camera body, lenses and acessories anyway, so might as well stay Canon DSLR for system... - NEX - Same reasons as M4/3 and add the fact that there is no small zoom lens or a pancake with a usefull focal lenght... - x100 - Impressive camera, but I fear it is not the most pocketable and I think the asking price is too high for what I want it for... - LX5 and Ricoh - Discarded in favor of my kept options below... So, my current two contenders: - Olympus XZ-1 - Sigma DP2s Two pretty different cameras, like comparing night and day some might say... But I do feel they are the ones that tick most boxes for me... Even if the Olympus thicks the rational boxes and the Sigma the emotional ones... I do belive they are cameras that complement one another, but I currently can only afford one and will be buying just one... What I came to so far: Olympus: - Convenient Zoom lens; - Sharp and bright lens; - Excellent LCD screen; - Can take PEN accessories; - Shoots RAW; - it a 2011 camera with 2011 tech; - Fast and reliable. - It is however a small sensor camera.... Sigma: - It's a fixed focal lenght, but a usefull one; - Has an inferior LCD; - Lens is slower, but sensor bigger; - I read it can be slow and have glitches with AF; - It is a Foveon sensor and APS-C size. - it 2009 tech. So... There you have it... The may difference is of course the sensor.... So, my questions: Is the IQ of the Sigma as far as colour, Dynamic Range, Noise, Sharpness that much better? Or two years of camera development closed the gap? If it where you, which would you take, and why? So, this pretty much sums it up... If you had patience to read this far, please help me out with your knowledge and experience. Thank you. Best regards!