Steves Digicams - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 - User Review
I just purchased this camera for $87 shipped. I think it was $400 new. It's one of the highest rated (older) cameras on DPReview and some other sites. It has 12x optical zoom and will record video with sound, which is all I need. Kind of clunky, but definitely a step up from our 2002 Nikon Coolpix. Oh, and it has Leica optics.