Don't care about size.
Used for portraits mainly, 95% of the time. So zoom is not important. Low light performance is very important. Quality hd video is also important, because it will also double as primary camcorder.
Prefer a good "auto thinker", but want controls available to learn. Image stabilization is desired.
Budget is very flexible.
Already have a canon powershot G12, and usually have best luck on auto or scene modes. Kind of prefer canon and Nikon brands.

Looking for a black Friday deal!
But doesn't have to be on bf sale.