Be careful: many point-and-shoot cameras
have both optical and digital zoom.
While small digital point-and-shoot cameras
may not have as many features as their high-end DSLR cousins, such as 16-bit RAW format capacity, noise reduction, and long-exposure modes, they enjoy some highly desirable features unavailable in DSLRs.
If you're already carrying a smartphone, there are many point-and-shoot cameras
and consumer DSLRs with built-in Wi-Fi that can send pictures to your phone.
Nikon recently announced its Android-based (http://blog.gsmarena.com/nikon-announces-android-based-coolpix-s800c-point-and-shoot-camera/) Coolpix S800c point-and-shoot camera
that features a 16 megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, 10x Nikkor zoom lens, Nikon Expeed C2 processing engine and full HD 1080p HD video recording with stereo sound.
The buttons are placed exactly the same way they are in almost every single Canon point-and-shoot camera
, so if you've ever used one of Canon's cameras, you'd know almost immediately where everything is.
I'm not sure whether the Samsung Galaxy Camera will be a best seller - it's a lot of expensive tech for a point-and-shoot camera
category where people are used to prices under $300.