If you're a Costco member and looking to pick up a new point and shoot digital camera, Costco has the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K 9MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom for $199.99 plus free 1GB SD Card and Carrying Case. The camera has gotten excellent reviews from owners and experts alike. People loved the ergonomics, easy to use menu structure, the screen and the picture quality. At $199 (you can save on shipping if you buy it at your local costco), you're saving $50 off the next best price we could find and this matches the best price we've ever seen on this camera.
9-megapixel effective recording * 10X optical zoom (4X digital/40X total zoom) * 3" color LCD screen with automatic 10-step brightness adjustment * optical image stabilization * wide-angle lens for shooting landscapes and large groups * 35mm equivalent focal length: 28-280mm * top JPEG resolution: 3648 x 2736 * face detection adjusts focus and exposure settings for better portraits * scene recognition identifies shooting conditions and selects optimal settings * intelligent ISO detects subject movement and adjusts camera settings to prevent blur * high sensitivity mode for better low-light and flash-free shooting * variable ISO sensitivity (film speed equivalent) settings * variable burst mode lets you select shooting resolution and speed (up to 10 frames per second)