This Dandy Gadget: If the price is a big problem for you. This Canon PowerShot A1100 IS digital camera could solve your problem. Only $199.99 you will get a PowerShot A2100 IS with less in optical zoom and LCD screen.
Like the A2100 IS, this new camera also contains a 12.1 megapixel camera, Digic 4 processor image with optical image stabilizer, smart auto, motion detection, face detection, and Red-eye correction. But this device has only 4x optical zoom and a 2.5-inch LCD. However, it spoon-feed you with more bright colors. Gray, blue, pink, and green as an option.
Canon PowerShot A1100 IS camera will hit the market in March 2009. [Dandy Gadget Source]