Noah, try the Panasonic DMC-ZS7 / TZ10 . Set to launch in Sin late March to early April 2010 but I yet to see it.
Specs says it has a GPS that geo-tags and identifies over half a million locations
Features to Note :
- Has a 12X OPTICAL zoom ( equal to 25mm to 300mm )
- Leica designed DC VARIO ELMAR 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens, F3.3 - 4.9
- 14.5-megapixel CCD that shoots with up to 12.1-megapixel resolution
- ISO 64 - 6400
- record high-definition motion picture
- image stabilization
- Face Recognition
- Size 103.3 x 59.6 x 32.6 mm
- Weight 218g
Read the review here http://www.dpreview.com/news/1001/10012605panazs7.asp
I have a Panasonic LX3 but looking at this to complement with long zoom and geo-tagging function.
Yet to get my hands on it so cannot comment on your questions, but the review looks good. One sore point is as you had pointed out, battery life sucks with GPS on ... but this sounds familiar .... most GPS be a PND, Cell-Phone etc... exhibits same symptom