Canon A530, A540 or Sony W30, W50
These are in your price range and all produce good quality sharp images.
They are average as far as nightime shooting is concerned.
The best camera for nightime shooting is the Fujifilm F30.......it can be found for $278 at newegg.com
Here is a link to the specifications of the cameras I have mentioned:
I am a senior in high school and I am looking for a pretty simple and reliable camera. Because I am in high school, I don't have too much money so I want everything overall to be pretty cheap. (I'm looking at cameras up to $220).
I will be going on a trip to Israel in January, so I would like acamera with good battery life and fairly decent nighttime shots.
If you have any suggestions, please reply.