We're in the market for a pocket-size point-and-shoot camera as a backup for our travels, so I stopped in two camera stores to see if I could find one. Do you know that they no longer make small point-and-shoot cameras with a viewfinder?!?! This means that you're left to use the digital screen on the back of the camera to compose your picture in, and focus the camera with. On bright sunny days, for someone who shoots all their pictures outdoors, this is impossible!
Neither store had anything that would suit without buying a bigger camera. Both clerks agreed with me, one saying the manufacturers should smarten up, and the other saying it's because they want you to buy one of the bigger cameras. As for me I'm still looking. A friend has one that I think may do, a Panasonic model, but neither of these stores carry that brand. It means another stop on one of our long drives south - I'm reluctant to buy one on-line. Suggestions welcome!