One of the things I hate about the design of most things, especially most electronic things, and definitely most autmotive things, is they're all designed to be new. They're all at their best when you buy them and they get worse the second you remove them from the packaging. Everything premium is made from easily scratchable metal, instantly grubby plastic, or never to be pristine again glossy white stuff. So full marks to Sony for the elegant way a black DSC-T7 loses its paint and looks kind of cool when it does. Not every one will look like this, my cameras always get pretty battered, but there's a splendid patina to the thing that makes it feel personal and mine.