Decide on a few models to compare, and go here:
I am a first time digital camera buyer. Any suggestions based on my criteria would be great. I want a camera just to take pictures of friends and family and no for serious photography, although I of course want the best image quality i can get. I have a friend who works at Olympus so I can get a good deal on their cameras but I am open to other brands.
Price < $350
durable(take skiing w/ me)
5 megapixels or higher
takes good video(30fps?) w/ sound(again for skiing)