Another vote for the Panasonics.
Nice compact cameras, Leica lense, good image stabiliser worth a couple of stops in most circumstances.
Their IA mode is very good for people who don't know much about cameras. Automatically chooses the "right" mode ( landscape, macro, portrait etc ) when taking a picture.
Still not "foolproof" ( or some of my friends are actually just above "fool ) but goes a long way towards minimising blurry photos.....
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