Olympus C2100uz or C700!!!
Both are good if U don intend to print big photos, well worth the price.
Both cost less than $1k now
Check out my photo album if U wanna see photos taken with a C2100uz(look at Chingay photos)
Some photos arent well taken(dark faces againest a bright background), but thats my fault, not the Camera's. A little changing of the metering modes will solve it. I didnt do it at that time. All photos taken in auto mode with no changes.