A couple of weeks ago my grandson had his district Pinewood Derby. I wanted to take pictures, but didn't want to be saddled with camera bag, lenses, and a ton of equipment at the event. My plan was to stop at CVS pharmacy and pick up a new battery and some film for an APS point and shoot camera. I live in a tourist area, and last time I checked CVS had a great selection of film and camera batteries - what a difference a decade makes! I ended up taking a disposable camera to the derby. I decided that it was time to purchase a "pocket" camera that I could carry around for snapshots of events. I had no experience with digital P&S cameras - but had worked with Minolta and Canon (now Sony and Canon) digital equipment for years and with enough lights and lenses could do whatever I wanted. I chose a Panasonic Lumix FH20. It has a pretty good zoom and is idiot proof. I don't expect the picture quality you get from a dslr and good glass - but I don't know what I do expect. I don't hate the camera or the images, but I don't love them either. Does anyone else use a "pocket camera" when you want to enjoy an event or outing - but don't want to be the official photographer? What are your experiences - i.e. how many times have you thought "Oh, damn, I wish I had brought my ......" or do you just get use to the limited control, make the best of the shots you get and enjoy the event?