Here's an alternative to the super hot deal on the Canon digital camera from Argos which has now expired. Also claims to be half price.
10Mp, 3x optical zoom and digital image stabilisation too.
Significantly slimmer than the Canon at 2.6cm (vs 3.1cm).
Available on line and in store in silver or pink.
Like many cheaper digital cameras this is AA battery powered. My views on that have been extensively posted but if it's not an issue for you and you simply want a decent little snapshot camera from a respected brand then this could be a very good choice.
"The FinePix A160 is ideal for those investing in their first digital camera and who are after an easy-to-use camera that produces great photos. If you want point and shoot simplicity then this is the camera for you."