OK. If you are going to use this camera for a long time (ith satisfying performance) .. like wat silver.wolf suggested, Go for S45 or S50.
If you just want to try out first and upgrade later, a 3.2 MegaPixel with 3x or 4x zoom is good enough. Then can go for Nikon Coolpix 3100 (RTP @599 or Coolpix 4300 RTP @ 799 - guess can be cheaper if you get from Sim Lim)
3100 comes with 3.0 MegaPixel and 4300 comes with 4.3MegaPixel. The only disadvantage is that both can't record Video with Sound. However, they cpature good pictures !
If not you can also try Olympus C730UZ. Heard not bad also !
Do test them out at the shops.
Originally posted by freshie
hmm...such as? suggestions? same brand still or wat? canon?