I've decided that I'm going to get myself an Olympus Camedia, but not which one yet. It needs optical zoom and USB but as for megapixels, I'll probably stick with 3 and under. Unless I find a bargain in one that's higher. Hoping to spend ~$250-300 including memory card(s).
You may ask yourself why an Olympus Camedia - but you probably don't know the answer to that. So I'll tell you instead. My folks have one of the 2 megapixel ones and I used it during the Disney trip. It's a nice camera and did what I needed (most of the time - the rest of the time it's cuz I didn't know what I was doing with it). judiang and elsaf both have slightly higher "editions" of the 2 megapixel one my folks have, and they also did a fabulous job. Thus, I'm going to stick with what I know. (The only other digital camera I ever considered was a Nikon Coolpix, but that's cuz I know how nice Nikon is, growing up in a household with a professional photographer and his Leica and Nikon collections.)
Oh, and as for the icon that I'm using for this entry - it's thanks to theta_g that I have it. He recently watched The Three Kinds of Heat and felt compelled to make me some icons. The other one was of Major Shan saying "Freeze, Mama F*cker" (but without the asterisk). As fun as that icon is, it's not Sylv (or Leo) so I won't be using it. I'll need to make a decent capture of Shan just for Thete so he can make himself one. :-) Thanks for the icons, Thete!