About 4 years ago I purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 at a local electronics store. I've been using this camera for 4 years. This camera is best for outdoor photos because the low light performance is very bad.
One thing I like about this camera is the 10x optical zoom. The optical image stabilizer work very well too. The camera is 5.0 mega pixels, which is very low by today's standards, but the photos still turn out nice.
Another great thing about the Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ1 digital camera is the durability, I have dropped is several times, and it still works. Even today it is hard to find an inexpensive digital camera with a 10x optical zoom, and that's why I decided to keep this camera for such a long time.