The other day I just bought a Fuji Finepix S700. Right now on Amazon.com it's only $219, and it takes amazing pictures. It's one of the bulkier cameras, but I like that it's bigger. I always break the little sissy ones.
I got the Cannon Powershot SD1000 for $211 at Beach Camera. They have great prices and were very fast, I got my camera the next day after I ordered it. I love the camera, it comes with some pretty good software, and its really easy to use.
When I was thinking of buying a digital camera someone on this forum recommended Kodak. I love my Kodak EasyShare. The learning curve is minimal. I recently added the EasyShare photo dock. The photos look just like photo shop prints.
I have a Konica Minolta Dimage X60. I love it. I had a different one from this same series which was stolen and I loved this little camera so much I got the next version. It's an excellent little camera and fits in my purse and the screen has held up with no scratches even when in my purse with my keys. It takes nice pictures as well. All the pictures on my blog were taken with it.