I bought my wife a Minolta Maxxum auto-everything camera in the late 1990s. It had tremendous shutter lag and missed the focus more than half the time. I don't remember the model but I think it was 450 or 550... (we sold it a few years later since she was so disappointed she neglected to use it)

It was compact enough (certainly not OM1 size but fair enough).

If I were looking I would want something that focuses better than that Minolta.