If you are looking to buy a new point and click camera, I have a great recommendation. After having to put up with my Nikon cool pics for two years, this is such a breath of fresh air! Not that I spilled water on it on purpose, or that I let beach sand ruin the shutter, or let it get beat up by kids and spilled on by leaky sippy cups, but I am so glad to see that thing go!
Aside from being a very affordable camera (with a $40 coupon from Costco to boot) the Canon SD940 Power Shot is so user friendly. I literally took it out of the box, charged the battery, and started using it without looking at a single direction in the user's manual- and it took great pics. I love that I can just click a picture and not have to hold down the button for 10 seconds while it thinks about taking a picture (like my Nikon cool pics did). It also has so many other short cuts that my other camera didn't. It's small size is another plus. I was surprised to take it out of the box and discover it was even smaller than my old camera. The only draw back was that it didn't come with a carrying case, but I saved the one that came with my old camera, so I didn't mind.
I am so glad I went with Canon this time! Not that I am going to pass up my Dad's old Nikon d50 SRL when he's ready to sell it, but as far as compact camera goes, this one's a sure bet.