Who says affordable point-and-shoot cameras have to be dumbed down? Despite its small size and moderate price, the Konica Minolta Dimage G600 incorporates a 6-megapixel sensor, a 3X optical zoom, dual card slots, and full manual alternatives for most of its automatic settings. It’s a highly capable digital camera, with the built-in signal processor kicking in for exposures longer than 1.2 seconds, providing nearly noise-free low-light photos. The metal-clad G600 is built like a Sherman tank, so it should be able to take a licking and keep on clicking. Best of all, its picture quality is well above average for a pocket-size camera. Though we encountered a few snags along the way, overall, the G600 would be good as a first camera for casual users or a carry-anywhere second camera for photo enthusiasts.