I loved my compact camera, sure it wasn't the greatest camera in the world but I'd taken enough pictures with it (which was many) and had gotten to know it well enough that I could produce some pretty decent snaps using it within the scope of its capabilities. In fact I was more often then not pleasantly surprised if not "pleasantly surprising" with it. Then one day it just disappeared from my front room without trace to never return and I've not replaced it since. 

However a year and a half ...

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