Canon Powershot A70
Electricsam has this cam for 289 after shipping, great cam.
3.2x optical zoom, 3 minute movies, 3.2 megapixel camera.
If anyone knows anything about them, please let me know before I order this from them for my girlfriend. When I called their toll free number the CSR was very helpful, so if you want more info, give them a call.
i got this camera about 2 months ago from Best Buy, $299 with $50 back (best buy card), so i guess it comes to 249.
i am extremely extremely pleased with it. If you want to see some of the pics i took with it, and some of the features, including Stitch panorama photos and Movie clips, go to
Anyway, i highly recommend this camera.