Now, this is interesting: Interview: Sofi Lee is a pro shooting with vintage digital compacts Part of me wishes that I had the same love for old, cheap compacts as she does. I admit that I think they're not that great, but I bet you that many of them, especially the ones with long zooms, are going to give better results than a late generation phone camera. And you can get them for a few dollars. I agree with a few things she says about contemporary photography. She is right to point out the fad of shooting wide-open all the time. IMHO it's an affectation.