I don't recommend you the S5000.
One month ago I was in the same situation.
I hesitate for the S5000, the minolta Z2
and finally the canon S1 IS
for the S5000, I see many peoples talking about the high compression jpg. Really great look but bad compression and the mode for the 6 MP
The look of the minolta Z2
is ugly. And . No more for me.
I decide to buy the Canon S1 IS
for an extra 100$ difference of the S5000.
I have it for about 3 weeks now and I am so happy with it.
I finally enter the family of A.net this week with first 2 shots accepted...YES...
the image stabilizer is awesome... I buy the conversion lens adapter with and he look very nice....
I hop that I help you!!!
PEI in Colombia!!!. [Canon T2i]