Leica cameras have always been noted for high quality (and high price).
Here is a comparison chart of what I believe are the latest models:
The C-Lux 3 is the most practical for general shooting.
The D-Lux 4 has a very bright (and expensive) lens, but it is quite limited in optical zoom.
The D-Lux 4 is best suited for a professional photographer.
You might also take a look at the Canon G10.
It is the premium small Canon digital camera.
I am looking for a compact,digital camera to photograph primarily my children, but also good for scenery as I will be travelling to Greece soon. My brother has been happy with his Leica and even bought one for my parents. Need suggestions and comments please.