One thing that really helps when you are trying to take a good picture every day is to always have a good camera with you. Though I am hugely pleased with my Sony a700 DSLR, and would recommend it to anyone who was in the market, there are some times when I just don't take it along. Maybe I have good reasons for this, like it is big and inconvenient to carry everywhere, and I don't want to accidently leave it in a rental car, or maybe I am just lazy. The point is, I don't always take it with me.
Still, not wanting to miss out shots of things that just happen, I decided to get the Panasonic LX3. This is camera is the perfect combination of powerful and portable. I'll probably do a fuller review in the future when I have more experience with it, but for now I can tell you that I plan to take this everywhere I don't take the DSLR. So, you can probably expect more shots from this camera on future days.