We went to Stow Landscape Gardens this morning, the perfect activity for a sunny summer morning. I took lots of photos using my DSLR but I've still got 4 days of my Project 7 to go, so I had to take a few with my compact camera too... including this one of a path through a meadow, which was teeming with butterflies and other insects.
Using the two cameras side-by-side has really made me appreciate the difference in quality. Although it's possible to get a good photo out of the compact but because the software is so much slower to react, and because you rely on it to choose the right ISO, exposure, focus point, etc. there seems to be a lot of luck involved rather than skill. That's not to say there aren't good compacts, just not mine (which incidentally is a Nikon S220).