All my "point and shoot" cameras always end with noticeable dust in the lens (usually just after the warranty expiration), and although they otherwise work fine, I'm forced to buy another one.
I think that the dust enters inside the moving zoom elements, so searching on the web I've read about the so called "beach cameras" that are made to prevent the sand to enter inside, but the picture quality is ugly compared to other point & shoot cameras.
Are there "beach cameras" with acceptable quality?
I do need an handy point & shoot; I'm not interested in a "cleanable" dSLR. The last one lasted just one year, and having bought it in Japan, the warranty is out of question.