I looked at this in a shop today: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10. Has a Leica x 12 optical zoom and looks very good. My wife has had a slim Lumix (x3 zoom) and it works well. I have a film Nikon F90 and was thinking of a D90, but the weight of gear deters me plus the fact I do not do as much as I used to.
hssutton is the expert!!