We missed this when it debuted a couple of months back, but the pro tripod maestros at Manfrotto have added a dinky pair of supports that keep your camera steady without requiring Conan-like levels of strength to carry around all day. The Manfrotto Pocket comes in two varieties: the £20 Small for compact point-and-shoots and the £30 Large for heftier (but not DSLR-sized) snappers. Each has three independently moveable rubber-tipped legs for non-slip support, and each is small enough that you can leave it attached to your camera even when not using it.
Manfrotto Pocket Tripod makes a stand
Prop your point and shoot up with some pro-branded gear for a change