Thank you for the link and a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forums.
As you and Gordon say, the S100FS certainly looks very interesting. They haven't gone too mad with the pixel count and while a 2/3"
sensor only has, if I've got my sums right, less than one fifth the light collecting area of a typical DSLR sensor it could have been a lot worse. I expect you have noted that all of the sample images you refer to were taken at ISO 100 and so neatly sidestep the expected sensor noise issues we might see at the higher ISO numbers that might be needed in less brightly lit scenes. The ability to save in RAW will be useful in that respect for those special photos that might benefit from extra clean up.
I'm sure it will be a worthy successor to your current FinePix E900 but given the similar sensor sizes you might be wise to wait for those reviews if your main reason for upgrading is more to do with image quality than functionality. Of course, Gordon has covered the pros and cons of sensor sizes in his Should you buy a DSLR or a Compact?
feature which also covers super-zooms. I'm also looking forward to the reviews.