Excerpt: Actually I thought it was time to get a good mobile phone with a good camera. But even expensive mobiles have a really tiny lens with fixed focal length. I do not like that. At the end I decided to get an inexpensive and rather small mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy Young 2) and a compact camera as small as possible the Panasonic XS1 as a (nearly) go to everywhere combination.
Summary: Bought for recent European trip. Takes great pictures, but the shutter has a very long lag time. You won't be able to rapid fire shots, but it does take a nice picture. Very slim and easy to fit in your pocket.
Summary: This camera met all my expectations--simple to use, extremely lightweight and compact, and fairly high-quality images, at least to my untrained eye. It's gotten compliments when I've asked strangers to take a picture (not that that should be a high priority when choosing a camera). I haven't had any difficulty using the buttons, though they are pretty tiny.
Summary: I selected this economically-priced point and shoot to replace a similar Canon SureShot that jammed presumably due to an electronic failure after only a few uses--but after the warranty had expired. So far I'm happy with the Panasonic. It's easy to take in my pocket and easy to use. I do have other larger digitals with stronger zooms that I use for certain purposes.