I am looking for a professional quality image from a point and shoot digital camera. Cost is not an issue if I can find one. I understand that so call "professional quality" is very subjective and difficult to quantify. So let's set some baseline to help my search. I would consider a good photo from a Canon 5D and a good lens to be professional quality. Nice and sharp, perfectly exposured, no motion blur, crispy contrast etc. I have a Canon 5D with two zoom lens that covers from 17 mm to 200 mm. I also have a fixed focal length at 20 mm. Unfortunately the Canon 5d system is very heavy. My main niche is low altitude aerial photographs for rich land/house/mansion/estates owners, realtors, etc. to visualize the layout of their real estates from a higher vantage point then 6 feet from the ground. So I take the camera system up in the air with various equipment. I will use 50 collapsible poles, telecopic winch operated poles, pneumatically actuated poles. I also have a 45' derrick with 14 ton of lift that I can extend the reach. I have a 65' bucket truck that I can go up on the bucket to take the pictures. The one area that most intrigue my client is when I use a little radio control helicopter to fly up 200 feet and take the pictures. The electric helicopter is the least obtrusive in a expensive neighborhood. The bottomline is that my payload is very limited. The Canon Rebel 400D XTi and the plastic kit lens is about all I can carry right now. Unfortunately the kit lens won't give me the quality of picture that I need. So I need some on in the know to point me to a few directions. I have done a bit of reading and realize that some point and shoots are not bad. Something like the Canon A640 is a good one. I did take it up with an electronic switch and it is working fine so far. I also tried the Leica D-Lux 3 but I have to operate the shutter with a mechanical servo. Over all result is not bad but not quite what I like. I have read about the Sony DSC R1 and seen pictures from the camera. Unfortunately the camera is replaced by the Sony Alpha DSLR which is again too heavy for me. I have heard about the Canon G7 or G9 but have not personally used them. I have read about the Olympus 8080 but never seen one. Also the Fuji S5900? I don't have any experience with them. So instead of buying one of each to try which can run up the bill pretty fast. I am here to ask the experienced user about what do you feel is a very good point and shoot. I don't need mega zoom. Wide angle is best from the air. I don't even use the autofocus. I just leave it at manual focus at infinity. I do like to shoot continuous. I don't use flash in the air. Shutter priority is a must because of the movement and vibration. Raw format can be useful but not absolutely necessary. Something less than 12 ounces will be real nice. So I shall thank all of you in advance for helping my confusion.