I got knocked back by security from entering a concert the other day with my DSLR. They said any camera with changable lenses was a no go.
I think I'd probably get a similar reaction if I'd gone in with a Canon G12 or Nikon p7100 or a mirror-less camera.
My search has turned up the Canon S100 as a likely contender for as close to a DSLR as you can get while still being a compact. Is this a fair assessment? What are the other manufacturer's equivalent?
I don't want to plonk down the money for the S100 and then find that there is an alternative I've not considered.
I'm not looking for a subjective, "My compact camera is the best" answer, I want to know what the current (As of July 2012) top of the range compact cameras.
If there are any that are soon to be released I'd be interested in them too. If you want to put together a matrix of features feel free but I'm sure I can do that myself.
I define a compact camera as a camera that does not look like a DSLR and would not be mistaken by a non photographer as looking professional.