|Kodak Easyshare M320|
I researched online, reading numerous reviews. There were really no serious negatives so I took the plunge and grabbed a Fujifilm Finepix S3300. It seemed weight was an issue for some reviewers but compared to my old Minolta this was lightweight. It actually adds some balance and the point and shoots are so lightweight I fumble with them!
The deal runs this week at Staples. The cost is $199.00 and you get a $50.00 gift card, making the deal $150.00. It's an impressive camera with 14 megapixels, 26X Optical Zoom. It's fairly easy to use for a versitle camera. I am so happy to finally once again be able to manually alter aperature and shutter settings. The lower priced point and shoots rarely, if ever, don't offer both. My Kodak actually allowed more flexiblity and was a decent 9.2 megapixels (which was pretty good even by today's standards) but maxed out at a 3X Optical Zoom.