Point n go shoot

Photograph of one rangefinder and a digital camera by The JohannEspiritu™

Hi there… I need a bit of help; for a change, I need you, yes You… to share some information with me. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to photography or not, your opinion is welcome. What information? Well, do read on…

All these years I’ve been taking pictures with SLR and D-SLR cameras and I’ve never really really had a point and shoot digital camera, or a point and shoot film camera for that matter. I’ve recently had a revelation though…

Off late, I’ve been noticing that there are a lot of things that I really do want to photograph, but I really don’t want to have the hassle of lugging around a big, expensive piece of equipment. I have used other people’s point and shoot digital cameras in the past and I’ve enjoyed the experience. So, I’m looking to buy one for myself.

So now I come to you, my experienced reader, because I need help in choosing a good point and shoot digital camera. I’d posted this on my shiny new personal blog a while ago, but the problem there is that hardly anyone knows it exists… Well, so far Johann has suggested the slightly bulky Canon G7 which he himself uses and the Fuji Finepix F31fd, and Trish suggested the Canon Powershot SD630.

Important criteria to me are the camera’s capabilities in low-light situations, it’s size, and its ruggedness. This is a camera that I’ll want to keep in my pocket all day, even if I’m on a photo-shoot, so ruggedness is a real factor.

Any Suggestions? Do let me know…