It’s not practical to take a big, heavy DSLR camera on some trips.
When I cycled Australia’s longest bike trail I had to choose between food and underwear. Weight is a big issue when trekking too. Having a chronic condition of the spine means I have to carefully consider my load more than most. It’s the main reason I’ve clung to my point and shoot for on-the-go adventures.
Of course you need an enormous zoom if you’re trying to photograph a nat on a bear’s ass or pap Posh Spice on a trip to the moon. But I have to think of weight when I’m trying to get to places on two feet or wheels and I want something handy I can whip out in a flash and hopefully capture the scene.
These were all taken with a tiny Cannon Ixus and as any pro worth their lenses will tell you, the best camera is the one you’ve got with you.
What’s your dog’s dodars of the point and shoot?