Believe it or not all my photo’s have been taken with a compact camera! I would LOVE to own a SLR but just don’t have the money, but I’m saving up! However although SLR’s are the best, compacts are very reliable! What i have found is that they can easily be taken out with you, there space saving, and they get into small places easily. Compacts can easily be taken away, slipped into a small bag and taken out quickly when needed. This photo was taken with a canon powershot A3300 IS, its great to get into small places, the macro setting was great and is generally simple to use.