I'm looking for a digi camera in the range of $300-$400. I personally have a Nikon D80 so I'm not in need of a DSLR, just a good portable point and shoot for the girlfriend so she'll have something to use instead of continually telling me what I should shoot.
Ideally I'm lookin' for something in the 8 megapixel range with at least some manual control so I can teach her to move away from using auto functions as she gets more comfortable. It's between Nikon's coolpix line and the Canon powershot line at this point. Any recommendations on a model, or even comments on other brands?
I've used the links Weasel555 has stickied but I'm really having trouble finding an easy way to find cameras that meet my criteria. Anyone know anywhere there might be a digi camera checklist/search I can run down to find out what my options are?