After giving up on my great OM-2 and my Canon Rebel that used <gasp> film!, this old granny got by for years with a Canon Powershot A80 - 4.0 MP and a "huge "3x zoom.
The lens stopped working on it, so I now just take pics with my HTC incredible. It has started to freeze up and reboot after every 4-5 pics, which stinks. I'd really like to get a "regular" compact point & shoot camera with some auto and self-adjusting features, that isn't too pricey, i.e. $200-ish. (Considering there are some good sales right now, I think that is feasible). I am looking at the Canon Elph or Panasonic Lumix line with a decent zoom and wide angle, would appreciate a HDMI connection, and some good features. Many of the reviews have either an oral or written "Con" that says something like "not good for enlarging pics or for excessive cropping". I assume you do not mean 4x6's? How about 5x7's, or even an occasional 8x10? I'm not into professional portraits, but there are those pics of family that I'd like to enlarge into a decent larger print once in awhile
Thanks for your help on this, and on any suggestions of 3-4 cameras I might check out.