For an affordable camera that does it all, and makes it look easy, it's hard to beat Nikon's Coolpix L24 Digital Camera (Silver) .You get a high resolution 14MP CCD sensor, a sharp Nikon 3.6x zoom lens that will carry you from a wide-angle 37mm to 134mm telephoto (equivalent in 35mm format)--perfect for portraits, parties, travel, and general photography. And with 3-way image stabilization and sensitivity up to 1600 ISO, you'll get sharp pictures every time, even in low light.
Of course, 640 x 480 VGA video is included, with sound--all you need to do is touch one button and you're shooting video without making any adjustments. A bright 921K-dot resolution 3" LCD display helps you capture and view great images under any lighting conditions.
Other great features include a Smart Portrait system that automatically detects and photographs a smile, warns you when your subject blinks, and corrects redeye automatically. 16 Scene modes adjust the camera settings for different common photo situations, there are 5 color options for increasing your creativity, and you can crop and re-size photos, as well as applying special D-lighting to problem images, right in the camera, without using a computer.