Best P&S camera? Impossible question?!

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Best P&S camera? Impossible question?!
Apr 9, 2013

My dad has asked me to recommend 'the best' compact p&s camera.

He is not interested in swapping lenses, just wants to pick up the camera and get good results without messing about with settings. He's also not really interested in learning how to get the best from a camera

He is quite attached to his ancient 10+ year old Fuji Finepix bridge camera (I forget which model but I believe it has a 6mp sensor and upscales images to 12mp somehow) simply because it gives good p&s results as long as you don't look too closely!

He also has a more modern mini Casio Exilim, but the quality is poor.

I'm considering recommending the RX100, but I'm not sure the Auto mode would be any good. The camera would be used in Auto mode 99.9% of the time, so most of the RX100 capabilities would be wasted. It's probably overkill for him and the cost would no doubt be off-putting.

What would you recommend?

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