I seek the best Pocket Camera money can buy which gives the best picture quality in most conditions, high zoom (8-12x+) and high battery life per charge (500+). We can go ahead and splurge for quality! Budget: not a factor ($2000+ if needed, but only if really required) Size: Pocket-size camera - compactness absolutely essential. Importance: 10/10 Megapixels: Can be as low as 6MP (paper-prints will NEVER be taken) but prefer 8-10mp if quality is not compromised; I reiterate price is not a restriction. Optical Zoom: 8x-14x; would prefer the highest zoom possible WITHOUT compromising pic quality. Importance: 9/10 Image Quality: Topmost priority after camera size. High quality pics w/o flash in daylight and low-light (indoors and outdoors). Importance: 10/10 Manual exposure modes: NON essential Battery: High battery life per charge very desirable. Can I hope for 500+ clicks per charge? Importance: 9/10 General Usage (type): Street Scenes, Landscapes, Portraits, General Usage (light): Will shoot in ordinary and low light (evening/night and indoors) without flash General Usage (action): Moving Objects (flying birds, flowing water etc.) and people in motion will make for 25% of pics shot Brands/Models: No preferences Other features: Wide Angle - Importance: 7/10 Video Recording: Essential but quality negotiable I would prefer a model with some user-tested history - so maybe not a 2009 model. (?) Well.. what are your suggestions?