^^^ I'm not an expert on camera's either but how much are you looking to spend?
Like I said, I am no camera enthusiast so I just visited CNet and checked out their best reviewed camera.
One of the best for the money right now seems to be the Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR which goes for $300-$400.
That is a 12MP Camera but it is one of the best out there.
It is #4 in their best 5 digital cameras and that is saying a lot as it is put up against DSLRs as well. #1 is a $5k Nikon.
For the best value, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 is ranked pretty high and going for $240-$280. 10MP camera as well.
Here's their link for the best 7MP cameras: http://reviews.cnet.com/b...ag=rb_content;contentNav
If you look at the price of those, you might be better off getting either of the ones above as the price isn't too far off.
I picked the G10 because it can save in RAW format, which is supposed to be the best of the best, it does sacrifice zoom though with only 5x Optical but I need it more for macro shots.
I have a small point and shoot for travel.