I have been thinking of getting a compact for my holidays and when I go Ghost Hunting!! It's a toss up between the Oly XZ-1, Pany LX-5 and Samsung EX1. I have been poring over hundreds of images from all 3 cameras and it's very close but despite reviews saying the LX-5 is the best all rounder, the XZ-1 just shines above and beyond for IQ. Some of the LX-5 images do look like they are from a compact... well I guess they are but then again the wide focal length is a lovely 24mm compared to the XZ-1's 28mm and also the shutter speed on the LX-5 is 1/4000 compared to the Oly's 1/2000. The Oly and Samsung images look like they come from a DSLR and the XZ-1 images are just SO sharp!! So have any of you come to the same conclusion or was there another reason why you bought a XZ-1 over the LX-5 or EX1?