Hey Rob, I'm starting to get a new found respect for high quality point and shoot cameras. I got Alex a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 before he left for Peru last month and am amazed at some of the photos he is getting with. I did a lot of research looking for a a tough little camera that could take a beating, shockproof, waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof to -10 degrees (sence he's climing at 16,000 plus this is a good feature) it has a big 2.7-inch LCD which features a high 230,000-dot resolution. Also does 1080 HD video. 12.1 MP with a 4,6 x optical zoom. I have all the fancy gear and he's getting killer shots with a $350 point and shoot! I'm thinking about getting one myself.
This is a shot he took at 16,663 feet (yep it has GPS and records Latitude & Longitude)