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With all the delays for the S95 (I own an S90 and it's a great camera) I've started to seriously consider the Panasonic LX5 instead.
I like the size of the S95 and mostly shoot wide angle so a wider lens is preferred.
I'm also a big fan of DXO Optics which supports the S90 & LX3 but not the S95 or LX5 (hopefully soon though) Sidenote: if you've never heard of DxO Optics and have an SLR or high end P&S it's literally and eye opener (more so for the P&S cameras it supports) Try their free demo and see for yourself.
Anyways I've narrowed it down to the three cameras in the thread title.

The Canon S95 $450
I've bought and loved Canon cameras since my 10D (sold it for a song, really nice but just not something I enjoyed lugging around). I've been through many Canon P&S cameras really enjoy my S90. I would like 720p video and HDR in camera would be nice too.
Pros:
Small, HDR in camera, 720p H.264 video, really like the color of the S90 (very similar cameras), firmware supports Eye-Fi
Cons:
Not much of an upgrade over the S90 IMO but it is smaller. no hotshoe

Samsung EX1 $550 (seems too high as in the US it's $400 - $450)
I like Samsung, I think their TVs are amazing. Not sure how keen I am on their cameras though.
Pros: amazing AMOLED articulating display, 24mm wide angle, f1.8
Cons: big, no 720p video, no DxO support and seems none likely, smallest sensor among these three cameras

Panasonic LX5 $500
I waked into several camera stores in the GTA recently, all were sold out of the LX5 and unanimously loved the LX5 over the S90 or anything else in that category / price range.
Pros: great optics, large sensor, 24mm f2.0
Cons: larger than the S90 or S95, seems nosier at higher ISOs (800 and up) than the S90

I really wanted something the size of the S95 as it'll fit into a small beltclip as I plan on taking it almost everywhere. The LX5 or EX1 seem a little to large for a beltclip

I've promised the S90 to the wife so I've got to pick something.
 
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