The analog community has always been blessed with the abundance of obsolete film cameras from previous generations. If you were to start your P&S analog journey today, getting a camera would be the least expensive set back. If you prefer a zoom camera, you are in luck! There are tons of options out there and zoom cameras cost almost nothing, even top of the line ones are relatively inexpensive. Unfortunately, if you prefer a fixed lens compact, expect to pay more and even a ridiculous sum for a popular camera. Prime lens cameras selection and supply are much more limited than their zoom counterpart, but the demands for fixed lens compact are always high which drives the price even higher.