I have used Kodaks with my students for the last 6 years and have been
very happy with them.
I used to have a Nikon, one of the early 3 mega-pixels CoolPix, 995 I
think. It was OK. Then I got a Canon S50 5megapixel and have been very
happy with it. If you saw some of the READ pictures I posted earlier
those were taken with the Canon S50.
I just got a Canon SD 500, 7 megapixel and very small. It is great!!!!!