They still serve a niche with me, however. While bigger cameras like my old hand-me-down Coolpix 990 from Oleg or the newer Shower Pot SX500 have been supplanted by the DSLR for when I am Going Someplace To Take Pictures, and the really quite decent camera in the Galaxy SII suffices for I'm Someplace And, Hey!, There's A Picture!, there's still a niche for something to slip into a jacket or shirt pocket for I'm Going Someplace Where I Might Take Pictures But Maybe Not.
The digital zoom on the cellie wouldn't have sufficed for these snaps on the canal or at the Art Fair last Sunday:
|Moar turtles on a log. These were on the stretch of the canal between the bridge where the Monon crosses and the bridge where the hippie fell off.|