Although not as slim as some current cameras, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S600 is significantly cheaper, and you get Sony quality and features.
For many people the size is much better as it’s easier to hold and there’s space to set the controls out in a more intuitive layout. You also get an optical viewfinder, which many people still find is a more natural way to take photos, and a decent tripod socket.
The Sony DSC-S600 is a good value, all-round entry-level camera, though because it’s been built down to a price it’s unlikely to satisfy experienced photographers. But the well-chosen blend of features makes it an extremely good choice for general use and particularly while travelling and on holiday.