I've said it before and I'll say it again, a photographer should alway have a camera, any camera. My point and shoot of choice is the Canon G10. I know there is a G11 now, that should work better in this situation, but there is a limit to what I can spend. Yes sadly I have to buy my own cameras...
The camera you have in your hand (phd, camera phone, whatever) is always better than the camera that you left back at the apartment because it was too heavy.
The compact camera I'd really be interested in trying is the Panasonic GF1. Maybe Panasonic will give one up for Ira and I to test.
Here is a short video I put together for my upcoming Deep South talk at University of the South. I am going to show lots of beautiful photographs of caves in the Southeast, and I thought to be fair I should also show what my assistants and I go through to get the pictures. Sometimes video just gets the message across better.
The talk is free and open to the public October 1 at 7pm in Blackman Auditorium.
Feel free to share the video on Vimeo (here) or YouTube (here).
ps the video is all shot on my Canon G10
point and shoot.
It seems like Canon listened to pro users when it designed the G11 (announced here). It has a lower pixel sensor than the G10. 10 megapixels vs almost 15 on the G10. But that should give us a less noisy image.