Hi all.

Looking to buy a new camera, but bamboozled by the choice available. Have checked many of the reviews but couldn't find the information I need.

Requirements are:

Small (has to fit in my handbag along with all my other junk)
Lightweight (see above re lots of stuff in handbag)
Has to be able to take a few knocks and scrapes as I can be quite clumsy
Preferably less than 150
Needs to be quick to start up.

It's this last requirement that's defeating me in the search. Most reviews don't seem to note how fast they are to boot up and the one that did mention it said the camera started up in 2.5 seconds. Now maybe I'm being unrealistic (my last camera came with film - anyone else remember that?) but 2.5 seconds seems to me to be awfully slow if I'm trying to catch something happening right *now*...

I'm not fussed really on features or the ability to manipulate photos as I can do most of that on my computer, but obviously the better the photo quality I can wrestle from the camera the happier I'll be.

Are there any cameras that are going to fit all my requirements or am I going to have to sacrifice a requisite?