They say that the best camera is the one that is by your side. This saying certainly rings true for professional compact cameras with superzoom, as they are ideal travel companions thanks to their lightweight and compact design.
Point-and-shoot cameras are ideal for entry-level photographers with automatic focusing and exposure and various modes that make your look like a pro. These cameras have the added zoom benefit for isolating your subject.
Gift idea! Compact cameras make ideal gifts, rivalling any smartphone and even some entry-level DSLRs.