For today only, Amazon’s offering the Canon Powershot A490 for just $49. This is a decent 10 megapixel camera, but the main attraction is its size. I never go out on the course without at least a compact camera in the bag. I’ll take the big Canon Rebel with an 18-270 zoom to new courses, to ones that I know are particularly scenic or that have a good chance of wildlife. But for my home rounds, a small camera like this one does the trick. You never know what you’ll see on the course. I also like the fact that this takes AA batteries, like my earlier Canon compact. With a batter operated model, you don’t have to worry about recharging the lithium, or getting out on the course with a great pix, only to find that the battery has died.