I had a sudden revelation about my approach to cameras and why I often get impatient with some gear discussions. It's a little odd how this came about but it's the result of a discussion about small cameras on a Russian board that referenced some of my work and you can see that discussion here. Maybe it was reading it in translation, but I did notice something about what I think are two different ways of looking at a camera: What can this camera do? What can I do with this camera? I definitely fall into the latter category. No matter what you put in my hand, I'll likely take it and go try to do the kinds of photography I most like to do and see if can make "my images" with it. Ultimately therefore, it really matters less to me what the technical specifications are than whether I can coax, stretch or beat out of the camera an image that's what I want. Ergonomics will play some part in that -- but few cameras are totally unusable. This means that it's likely my type of camera review will always be positive in some sense: I will take the camera and do something I like with it. It doesn't mean I won't like some cameras a lot better than others -- but if I can use it and get what I want, I'm not sure i'm ever going to hate it. How do you look at cameras? Which of the two camps above do you fall into?