I've been agonizing for months over getting a small camera for my wife that is easy to use. She has begun to shoot with me at concerts/events, some times, and her interest in photography is growing. The problem is she really has no camera technique and is not about to accept something more difficult than a point and shoot. I bought her a Canon S1100 something or other a long time ago because it was cheap and I thought it would give her something to do when she tags along with me. She has taken to it.
I was thinking S95 at first since it would be perfect for her but then I started thinking about something I can use, also. This is what is causing me grief. A modest zoom range is all I want but I want relatively decent ISO 800, for example, for both our uses. Then I thought 4/3'rds, then the NEX crop sensor. Now they are are not as pocket-able for my wife. Argggg.... When in doubt, do nothing.