Compact Camera Recommendations for Aperture Users

the.omnibus

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Can anyone recommend a good, non DSLR that shoots Aperture-compatible RAW? Although it doesn't necessarily have to be pocketable, I want something small enough to be portable. My biggest requirement is that it either has an optical viewfinder or a hotshoe to attach an external OVF. Additional things that would be nice:

1. a bright, sharp lens
2. 60 fps HD video
3. good build quality
 

the.omnibus

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I like a lot of things about the X100, but it's a little pricey and the fixed lens is a concern for me. I'm using a DSLR with a fixed lens now, and although it is very sharp, i want the flexibility of going wider or zooming in without using my feet.
 
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SoIsays

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Whatever the new Canon S95 successor is. S105? or S110? My S95 has been amazing.
 
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joemod

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I like a lot of things about the X100, but it's a little pricey and the fixed lens is a concern for me. I'm using a DSLR with a fixed lens now, and although it is very sharp, i want the flexibility of going wider or zooming in without using my feet.
Do you have an upper limit in your budget?
 
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joepunk

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It all depends on what you want to spend.

Canon G11, G12, G15, G1x
Fujifilm X10, FinePix X100,
Leica D-Lux 5, D-Lux 6, X1, X2
Nikon Coolpix P7100, P7700
Olympus E-PL1 E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1, E-PM2
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5, DMC-LX7, Lumix DMC-GF2, DMC-GF3, DMC-GF5
Ricoh Caplio GX200
Samsung EX2F
Sigma DP1, DP2

I know I'm missing a few. And I know a few don't do your 60fps requirement but I'm too lazy to look at specs on all. It's a trade off sometimes. You get some and you loose some features.
 
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MCAsan

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If you stick with Canon or Nikon, you should have minimum problems getting support in any post processing program. My wife's Canon S95 is amazing little P&S camera. If you like Nikon look at their J1 or V1. You can get dedicated lenses for them or get an adapter that lets you connect DSLR lenses.
 
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