I took a pocket camera to the Chester Nimitz Museum complex in Fredricksburg a month ago wearing a T-shirt with no pocket, and got tired of having to either dig the A1200 out of its case, or have it dangling inconveniently from my wrist, so I started looking for alternatives, which seemed to take me way beyond my budgetary limit. Eventually, I decided to see what I might find in a Canon "G" series, and got a G6 for almost nothing via eBay, but I fear it may be worth less than what I paid, after all.
Outdoors, in sun or shade, on auto, it overexposes severely. I think something in it is failing.
Bargains, we usually find, aren't quite what we hope.
I have gotten so (photographically) lazy that I haven't tried setting things manually to see what happens that way.