If you're looking for a great little digital camera from a top manufacturer with rechargeable, long life Li-ion battery and a great spec this certainly needs to be on your list. 4x optical zoom and proper optical image stabilisation too. At just 21.2mm thick and 115gm you'll be happy to carry it in a pocket all day.
There are a few Panasonics on runout for a little less if you can find them but this one is part of the latest range and available from stock (on-line deal only).
Panasonics are a cut above the average and used to be priced accordingly but these days they are very competitive on price.
Spec on this one includes:
4x optical zoom (Leica branded lens)
Rechargeable Li-ion battery and charger supplied (400 shots/charge quoted)
Optical image stabilisation
Super slim (21.2mm thickness)