Faithful readers will know that my little Canon point and shoot suffered a terminal shutter collapse at the weekend. Time for a new camera. Since this was the second small Canon to give up on me - both times with shutter problems - I'm branching out with a Sony RX100 (which has a very lovely Zeiss lens, and - just look at that grey fur! - wonderful resolution). It also has a pop-up flash which one can tilt - like a doll's house version of a normal big flash unit. How could I resist? On the other hand, it's going to take some practice to make sure that Walter Gomez doesn't consistently emerge with lopsided eyes.