Originally Posted by crxb
That is true. I have lugged my DSLR to Disney and many other trips. Last time to Disney I brought the DSLR and the G9 - I used the G9 almost the entire time. Easy to carry and it shots raw. So when you dont want to carry all your DSLR gear the G9 is the way to go.
The only problem with what you are saying is that I've heard some problems with the G9 during wide angle zooms, the quality of the picture gets distorted... also it is a little bigger than what I would like to carry around comfortably, hence why I am leaning more towards the Leica D-Lux 3