Yikes, came here hoping to ask for a recommendation between this or a Sony RX100 for a complete amateur needing great IQ for busy children indoors and out...but if the forum comments overwhelm me perhaps I am out of my league! (goes back to snapping pics with broken Finepix s700).
If you better half thinks your current camera is to "chunky", then the RX100 is the camera for you. It's not even a compromise. It's thin enough for him, yet has all the controls and IQ that you want to take better pictures. Seriously, if you are just going to use a kit lens on a DSLR, a RX100 will serve you just as well.