I purchased Canon PowerShot G11, allowing me to have a smaller camera with me at all times. I am sure you have experienced the regret not having a camera with you!!!
The PowerShot G11 is an advanced point and shoot, the newer model G12 had HD for video which I would probably not use, so I opted for G11, cheaper price.
Let me know what you think of my pictures I shot with the point and shoot.
I tested the camera walking the golf course during the magic hour.