"because of the lower shutter speed available", how's that? The canon is said to have 2.8-3.1 in that lightning value, isn't that good enough?
Another camera I considered earlier was the fuji s7000, very fast and nice in all ways except the noise all reviewers talk about. It's only 6x zoom but starts of at 35mm to 210. Except the mentioned noise it looks like much camera for the money (c-765 costs 3750skr, s1 is 4400skr and the s7000 4850skr).