My birthday in a couple of month's, and I thought it would be good to have a small compact that I can always carry with me, for those unmissable shots of car crashes, mating horses in a field, drive-by-shootings, and my wife not saying anything for three minutes - you know, one-off moments to treasure.
I thought an APS-C size sensor best, unless anyone can really recommend anything smaller. Most shots will just be personal stuff, and I won't be wanting to blow them up large. A lot of the shots will be flower close-ups, the rest will be general view. The camera needs to be light and small, with a zoom lens.