^ I like the look of that one for what you want to use it for, OP.
Particular stand out features:
1/2.3-inch high-sensitivity CMOS sensor - CMOS sensor is very important nowadays on point and shoot, makes pictures much better than old point and shoots could get. A good sensor is very important for low level lighting which is what you'll have to be dealing with.
25mm wide-angle lens (20x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom and 80x combined zoom) with optical image stabilizer - You have a HELL of a lot of zoom there haha. Not always a fantastic thing - the more zoom you have the more unstable the picture will be when zoomed in, especially getting jogged around at a gig, however the stabiliser should go a long way to help with that,
High-Speed Burst HQ for continuous capture at a maximum of 10 frames - You might find this pretty useful as well at gigs, high speed continuous shooting means you can take lots of pictures all at once and hope that some of them come out well when you're holding the camera above the crowd and whatnot. Should mean you get at least a few more in focus shots than usual.
5 Hour photo shooting battery life sounds pretty damn decent, it supports lots of memory card types which is very handy too.
Overall it sounds like it'd suit your needs a lot and you'd be looking for something like that or with similar features if not that. Also Canon is a fantastic brand, I only use Canon.
Nikon guy here. :/
semi-hijack of thread alert.
What about Fuji?
I've always wanted a dslr, and I enjoy photography but thought they were ugly cameras, so just thought meh. I'm shallow, I know.
But they've made the cutest vintage styled camera, and I don't even care if it's amazing, it looks so cute and the interactive video I've seen of it seems like it does a decent enough job.
This seems really weird, so to clear the confusion, I have an obsession with things vintage looking.
Olympus Pen's look like that. They look like 35mm film cameras.
I always found fuji cameras to be sooo weird looking, some of their zoom lenses remind me of old man penises, they just look so so horrible Definitely not the most attractive brand around, i'm totally shallow when it comes to how a camera & lens looks too :L
Which camera is that? linnkkk
But yeah I totally get that, I was in PC World the other day looking for a decent point and shoot for chewy's dad and there was this gorgeous vintage looking camera, I think it was fujifilm actually, might have been the same one. Looked so so good, however I am in the future getting a film camera, there are so many gorgeous old film cameras selling for barely anything on ebay and ohmygod the old canon logo is just lovely. Shooting flim is just the most decadent of photography indulgences too
I have a Canon AE-1, I love it. Great photos and it doesn't kill your pocket.