My wife and I are going on vacation and she's finally taking the plunge on a digital camera. She's been thinking about a nice $500+ digital SLR, but now she'd just rather get a point-and-shoot since their quality has been increasing pretty readily and she would never lug the gear around for the "nice" camera anyway.
Anyway, I know absolutely nothing in terms of brands, so does anyone have suggestions for something in the sub-$200 market for digital point-and-shoots? Her mother has a slim Nikon Coolpix (I want to say it's 9MP) that she likes, and I'm trying to figure out the model number.
Skip Nikon's point and shoot offerings at the moment. While their high end stuff is nice, their consumer P+Ss are mediocre at best. Oh, and megapixels don't matter - you'd be fine with a 4MP camera, and I'd definitely suggest one if there were one available, as more megapixels on a similar size sensor means much more noise.
As much as I hate to admit that.
CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH