Quote Originally Posted by dmr
However, back in 1997 I decided I needed a decent small "carry everywhere" camera. I realized that I was missing many shots because I didn't have anything, period, with me at the time. I wanted a purse-sized camera, but still one that had a good lens and could do decent real photography.
My wife is a pastel artist, and usually takes photos to use for reference to make her art. Years ago I gave her a Rollei Prego 28-90 P&S, and she loves it. But it is a bit large for her purse, so for the same reason you state, she has taken to carrying a disposable camera with her everywhere. No zoom, no focus, but the quality is much better than many digicams, and light-years ahead of camera cell phones (which we had considered). And even better, it's film!