As opposed to a "Serious Compact"... I picked up a Digital Minox a couple of weeks ago, cheap on Ebay. Minox Digital Spy Camera 5.0 Megapixel, 128 MB METAL BOX 60658 NEW | eBay $149, including a 16GByte class 10 micro-SD, 2GB micro SD, and other accessories worth at least $50 or so. Picture Quality- probably about the same as the 5MPixel camera in my wife's Droid phone. My cell phone does not have a camera. It's so little! about the same size as a classic Minox film camera. Nice build quality as well. "5MPixel" interpolated from a 3.2MPixel CMOS sensor. Most annoying issues: ~0.5s shutter lag taking the image, and no time/date stamp. Electronic Shutter, very quiet. But easy to hold in the palm of your hand, just like the original.