I have been planning to buy a new point & shoot for some time now. I currently have a Canon G10, but it is a brick (too heavy, too large) and I would like better image quality (15 Mpixels is nice, but it is grainy). Admittedly comparing a G10 to a D3 is unfair, but when I get the G10 photos in photoshop, I am disappointed at their sharpness and it is grainy, even in sunny f16. My main application will be for bicycle vacations where I will carry the camera in my jersey pocket. Therefore, it must have an automatic lens cover and it can't be too large. I think this forces me to a point & shoot. My main considerations are: I want a big sensor I would like a good stitch mode I need the lens to retract into the body when not used... a removable-lens camera with lens caps is not acceptable I would like a wide angle of 28 mm, preferably 24 mm. I would like fast shutter delay. I was at a mall earlier today and saw a Sony RX100 II. It seems like a really good choice. It claims to have a large sensor (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm), an automatic "wave-around" stitch mode, image stabilization, and good shutter response time. This seems to be the right choice for me. What else should I consider? Any thoughts on this camera compared to others?