I have been using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8 digital camera since several months ago and I can say it is one of the best compact digital camera models available in stores.
I recommend it to you, first because it allows you to take perfect photos even while on the go, in the shortest time.
Secondly, it is easy to use having a very friendly interface, while bringing lots of funtionalities you may combine for taking the best pictures.
Its key feature is the Intelligent Auto technology that you can enable by selecting the "iA" symbol on the scrolling button on the camera, which comes with the most important settings such as Face Detection, the Intelligent ISO Control and the Scene Selector. This technology automatically adjusts these elements in cases when you don't know how to, or just don't have time to set them manually.
Then comes the video recording capability. Here I have to add that the recordings have a good quality and you won't see fuzzy videos.
If you want a reliable and ergonomic compact digital camera that captures perfect images whenever you need, then this model is one of the best solutions.