I got a cheap little tripod for my camera and I am very pleased.
Photo “Take me to your leader!” by Flickr user shawnmebo
The tripod is just $10 on Amazon and easily screws into that hole on the bottom of most compact digital cameras. I think my photos have gotten better with the tripod.
Photo taken using my $10 Vidpro Gripster on a 2 second timer
Well worth the $10 I spent.