I'm looking for a pocket sized digital camera as a gift for a friend. In rough terms, something with better ease of use and better image quality than a cell phone, but much smaller than a DSLR. Asking here because to me the important parts are mostly subjective. I shoot with an old Fuji S3, only about 12 MP, just because I love the colors and dynamic range of the sensor, and that it lets me use my old film lenses. Pilots know tech, understand human interface issues, and most appreciate good pics. For the gift, I'm looking at the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70, in part because of the compact size and the optical zoom range...but I'm far from sold on that model. My friend loves taking pictures, but is currently just using a cell phone. Subjects are nature/scenic and small groups of people, and the purpose is to capture the beauty or emotion of the moment and share with friends. So along those lines, I'm thinking something light and easy to carry, that will go from maybe 24-28mm eq to maybe 200-300mm, more or less. Price? I'm frugal, looking for good value, but I also want something that will have more capability than the little fixed focus, fixed zoom Apple lens. Thanks in advance for any ideas!