One of the biggest bargains around in that price range is the Sony V1.
The V3 has now hit the market at $650, and some places are discounting the V1. ($375 at newegg.com).
Others to look at:
Konica Minolta G600
Hello, I am trying to decide on what camera to spend my money on. At this point in time I know I like to take outdoor/vista shots as well as birthday party type of photos. A couple of years ago I bought myself a Kodak DX4900 which turned out to be (at first) great for "look at the camera" type of shots (until I started using AA batteries, from thereon a piece of junk) but takes HORRIBLE pictures outdoors. At this point in time, and since digcams are so cheap, I am willing to spend around $400.00. Also, do you think I need more zoom power?