My first new digital camera in a long, long time is a Canon PowerShot S3. I'm still getting used to it (and I'm an amateur, at best) and would describe early results as "acceptable". Basically, it's a regular point-and-shoot with a big zoom lens grafted on, so results have to be evaluated with that in mind.
This is what I was looking for in a camera:
- Good quality
- Easy to use
- Standard batteries (AA), no proprietary rechargeables
- Big zoom
- Small size
Perhaps I'll find a good pocket-cam as well and cover all my bases.