The Canon A60 should suit your needs and for a modest sum.
It has a 3x zoom and is 2 megapixels.
It is a step above the simple point-and-shoot cameras.
It has manual over-rides for every control.
Or it can function in auto mode and be as simple as a point-and-shoot camera.
It is available at newegg.com for $175
There is a full review of the camera at:
Note: The review is for the A60/A70 family.
They are identical except the A70 is 3 megapixels.
The camera will come with 4 AA batteries.
You can go to Wal-Mart and buy 4 AA NiMH batteries with a charger for $10. This will save you money in the long-run.
I am a ebayer and looking for a good camera just to take a few pictures to but on my ebay every week. I was wondering what is a good camera that is pretty cheap but great picture detail and color nothing really junky! Have any Suggestions?