Turns out camera phones still suck (suck suck suck), and my awesome camera (DSLR, Nikon D70s) is still big enough that I just don’t carry it around me. Thus I need a small camera that I actually stash in my purse thing and have with me for those random moments I want to take photos of random crap I see in the real world.
Nikon (I am genetically-inclined to Nikon products, don’t bother trying to argue this with me) recently produced the Coolpix S50 which is totally badass. While it’s tempting to pretend I’ll get a Leica D-LUX 3, I just don’t have the intestinal fortitude to drop that much on a camera. So, instead, I’m going to get an S50 and be alternately verklempt that it has more megapixels than my D70s and doesn’t support RAW format. I’m sure I’ll survive.
Update: apparently the D-LUX3 isn’t $5k (I was thinking of the M8).