Even professional photographers sometimes eschew their digital SLR and other high-end camera(s) and carry a point-and-shoot.
Smaller size, easier to pocket, less obtrusive, lightweight, risky terrain… there are many reasons why even pros like to have a good point-and-shoot camera available at all times.
For those with experience, what’s the best point-and-shoot camera that also shoots RAW and why? If you’d like to prove links to images you’ve taken (on SmugMug, flickr, personal website, etc.), please do!