According to Andy Westlake, a 'proper' camera is a "sophisticated interchangeable-lens model that most AP readers primarily use". That may very well be the case as far as Andy is concerned, but after using 'proper' cameras for nearly 40 years and being a AP reader for almost as long, there comes a time when something a little lighter is required. I am afraid to say that AP no longer caters for the likes of us older amateurs, who either do not want or cannot carry an interchangeable-lens kit anymore. Whilst I recognise that there are very few cheaper compact cameras around nowadays, there are still some quite capable non-interchangeable-lens cameras on the market, of which I own the Panasonic TZ70 and aspire to something with a little larger sensor when funds allow. Personally, I take about 700-800 pictures a year with my Panasonic, but never print larger than A4 (although I do have some excellent canvas prints at a larger size), do not use Photoshop or Lightroom, never take RAW mode pictures (even though the TZ70 is capable of these) and get by quite well with FastStone Image Viewer and an old copy of Elements 2.0 (for image distortion). Apart from the £600-£1000 supercompacts, I cannot remember the last time I saw a test of a compact camera in AP; or indeed any articles on image processing which do not follow the Photoshop/Lightroom avenue. There is more to photography than using SLRs and CSCs, and many more older amateurs that want something smaller in their advancing years. So how about it, AP? More articles on 'less-sophisticated' cameras and image editing programs, and less on over-expensive 'sophisticated' kit.