I love my Canon G15. It has seen more use than my dslr during a couple of our vacations. It's compact, it's always ready to go and it gives me the almost the quality of a starter dslr. I usually just have it on a case attached to my belt and I can go wherever I want with it. Beats lugging around a dslr all the time. We went back to Door County Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago and I was able to take a sunset photo with it. I waited till the sun was about to set and sat at the shore near the beach to capture it. Here's what I got:
Shot handheld, with a simple flick of the mode switch, and the exposure compensation dial, I was ready to go shoot.