Not sure if the question is still up, but if so your choices apparently came to these five:
- Canon Powershot SX 210 IS
- Fuji Finepix F70 EXR
- Nikon Coolpix S8000
- Panasonic Lumix ZS3
- Panasonic Lumix ZS7 (aka TZ10)
While I'm a big fan of Canon compacts, I'd suggest that you try the Lumix ZS7 due to its light weight, responsiveness and features balance.
From my (small I should stress) experience with it, the ZS7 seemed a quite responsive travel zoom camera for its size. The fact that it includes the full PASM (Program, Aperture, Shutter and Manual modes) set and a GPS adds even more value to it.
Just keep in mind that this is a very subjective decision and your best bet is to spend a few minutes with each one of the above cameras before deciding for one of them.