I just noticed from my first two posts that I have no pictures. I have never been much of a "cam whore" matter of fact, I am the furthest from it. But as a picture is worth a thousand words I think I better take some to add to my posts.
But what camera to use? I own an iphone 4 which in my opinion takes wonderful pictures so I will be using that primarily. I have an old Sony Cybershot (circa 2007) and it really has nothing on my iphone. But as I like sharing my experiences, this research came about from my shopping for a birthday present for my girlfriend.
Panasonic Lumix Lx 7
This is what I hear most professional photographers turn to when they want a point and shoot. It looks kinda big and is heavy (relatively). It also boasts of a long battery life. A point which is moot to a casual photgrapher like me, my sony lasts for days even on tour, I don't really take lots of pictures.
The S95 is impressive but the S100 is better, the S110, you don't really need as it is a S100 with Wifi.
I ended up with the Cannon, it is user friendly, has a beautiful interface, is fast and well, takes wonderful pictures.