I have three cameras - Nikon D60 (DSLR), Panasonic DMC-LX3 Black (compact) and the Fujifilm F30.
The following shows the D60 with Jessops AFD360 flash & 16-85mm lens set up on a tripod:
For photography around the home and when travelling by car, I bring along the DSLR. I mainly use it as a point & shoot camera. I really like it for its clear sharp photos, quickly zoom in/out by hand and the ability to rapidly take multiple shots with the add-on flash.
In case anyone is curious, I have the following lenses:
[li]18-55mm VR F3.5-5.6 (kit lens)[/li][li]50mm F1.8 (prime)[/li][li]16-85mm F3.5-5.6 VRII (main lens I have on)[/li][li]55-200mm F4-5.6 VR (for zoom)[/li][/ul]
When travelling, I bring along the Panasonic DMC-LX3. I love taking night-time shots in built-up areas and this is one thing this compact is very good at without resorting to resting the camera on something. I also like it for its wide-angle and taking video clips, something I cannot do on the DSLR. I also find that its image stabilisation is very effective. The only small drawback is its limited zoom, but from previous experience while travelling, it’s very rare that I find the need to zoom in on a far subject while on holiday, at least for what I take photos of.
Before I got the DMC-LX3, the Fujifilm F30 was my main camera and has served me well while on holiday and at home. Sure it probably has one of the most sensitive sensors ever put in a compact (that has zoom), however, I don’t find it as effective for low-light photography as the Panasonic due to its lack of image stabilisation. The other thing I don’t like is its use of XD cards, which only go up to 2GB, are quite expensive and are much slower to read than SDHC cards.