So, I have a Nikon D70 DSLR with some nifty lenses and gadgets and whatnot, and I love her most of the time. BUT, I really need a small point and shoot to hand over to Michael for field trips with Landon or to Avery for fun activities with her friends. And sometimes, you just don't want to haul the big honkin' camera bag around.
I'm having a hard time finding one that I will love. It needs to have some decent optical zoom on it...at least 6x. Megapixels aren't nearly as important to me...most cameras are sufficient in that area. Obviously quality is important. I don't really care about video, but I'd like some different built-in focus features, timer, ability to use fill-flash, etc.
Any suggestions?? I'm not concerned about price really because if it's THE camera, I'll have it for a while and will get my money's worth out of it.