We used canon IXY for about 10 years and recently microphone had occasional troubles. And in January, display was suddenly black-out ! So we decided to buy new one.
I like compact camera and want one which has shutter speed/diaphragm function, has large f value(f=1.x), good lense, low price (max 30,000-yen($300) mark) and this is only one that pass this requirement.
I have analog camera CONTAX T3 and this holds Zwiss T* sonnar 2.8/35 lens which is very sharp lens (I prefer like T2 sonnar2.8/38 lens which shows beautifully blurred image..) so I like Zwiss.
Below is sample photo. Compared with IXY 910 IS, it capture color of air. I like this camera.