A couple of years ago I was in a similar position, I decided to buy a Gaoersi 6x17 and haven't regretted the decision, they are well made robust cameras and significantly cheaper than the Fotoman as you buy direct from the manufacturer.

It's very much easier to use a dedicated 6x17 camera, I use mine hand-held 90% of the time and so far it has been to 3 continents in the time I've owned it.

Ian