Quote Originally Posted by Mal View Post
I'm more into the small compact rangefinders
Or small compact zone focused camera's.

I really want to pack light and compact.
That's a reasonable choices as long as the camera you choose has a hot shoe or pc plug you can use a light like the SB90dx or its cousins in A mode with nice results.

The reason for suggesting the cameras I did was simply that the electronics in the camera can refine flash control even further by adding the camera's TTL metering and fancy electric brain to the equation.