I own an Olympus OM-l camera.
In its day, it was a great little camera.
I have lost it, at gunpoint, three times.
The first time was in Khartoum, in the Sudan.
The second was in the Khyber Pass, Pakistan.
The third was in the Sahara, in Libya.
And three times it has been returned to me.
I don't take it out with me any more.
For this coming trip I am taking a Fujifilm Finepix Z1. Slim, flat, light, fits in any pocket without trouble, takes good pictures and, from it's manual, would appear to be considerably smarter than me.
Hopefully it is also a low-stress, low risk unit as well.
For those who ask about these things it is 5.1 megapixel. People ask me about pixels in cameras and I honestly never know. I only know the 5.1 from the Google images picture above, I have been using the camera for a year and a half and had never noticed the little logo on the front.
I am being sorely tempted on the laptop front too. I have said that I wasn't going to take a laptop with me because of 1) the weight, and 2) the security risk.
Apple have just released an ultra light, ultra thin laptop, the MacBook Air.
The security risk is still there but the weight issue is becoming less.
Will I weaken?