Hi folks I found a Canon Powershot A570. A mighty 7 megapixel camera from 2007 and decided to try it out as a carry around camera rather than my phone. It is very popular these days to use a phone and I think almost fashionable. How many photography magazines have pictures from iphones (and more often than not, no other brand of smart phone) on their pages or how often do pictures win competitions this way too. I think it has a lot to do with the mild shock value of being able to create a masterpiece without having a separate tool for the job but something you already have on you. It does tend to wear thin a bit though. The reason for having the little canon with me in my bag is simple. It beats my smart phone in a number of ways: far more ergonomic (it's an actual camera after all), better IQ, optical zoom, optical viewfinder, full manual control and much larger jpeg images which means cropping is not out of the question. The only downside is it gobbles batteries. Anyway, someone out there using an old compact over a phone? And for similar reasons?