I would say, possible the best image quality point and shoot camera is coming soon. Amazon has it pre-order for $649 with Free Shipping again.
Sigma has special website up for this baby at http://www.sigma-dp.com/DP2/main.html
Sample images are up as well. Click the images to download the full size sample.
Actually, I explain the reasons why DP2 can get you such great image quality from the older post. Please check
Point and Shoot Camera with SLR soul (Sigma DP1 and DP2)