After dropping my camera in the water (several times) and nearly melting it while drying it out, I probably ought to replace it with something a little better. :) The picture quality actually went downhill long before the first splash, just from humidity.
I have been using a Nikon Coolpix L11
I'm not sure what I'm looking for, well I do, but the price tags limit the choices. I really only have 3 criteria; under 10 oz, hipbelt pocket size, image stabilization, , and good enough image quality to not be ashamed. I know, vague, but if you only had $250 to spend on a camera would what you get?