friend of mine is looking for a cheap-ish camera (~$200) for his gf for xmas. he came to me for advice on which brand and model but i'm not too wise on these things, either. i have an Olympus D-230 that's close to two years old and it's so-so, but i don't want to make a decision based on it. choices are; Kodak, Fuji, Olympus, and maybe Sony, but feel free to bring up some i may be forgetting about. he said no Canon because of a bad history with their printers. 2mp should be fine. oh, and try not to make suggestions merely based on the fact that you have a particular brand. unless you're thoroughly impressed with the outcome or know it outperforms others. thanks.