So i read some of this thread on compact-sized and low-light, but tracking-down the models mentioned within, I still couldn't quite get a clear picture of what I needed. My basic use-case can be summed-up as such: i care a lot about size: something I can fit in pants pocket, without too much of a bulge. I have a Samsung NV3 and it fits that bill pretty-well. A protruding lens would likely be less than ideal. low-light quality matters a lot. FAST. Speed. i care a lot about the smallest possible amount of lag between shots, including in low-light, and i'm more than happy to not use the flash which is why i'm looking for quality low-light in the first place. Battery Life matters a fair bit. i don't care much about zoom. Limited or no zoom would be acceptable. I prefer to take shots wide-angle and get close to my subject anyway. i don't care about video capabilities, at all. i'm flexible on pricing, as long as above requirements are met, i can forgo lunch for a few months if needed.