If you like using zoom, I cannot say enough good things about this camera:
I received it last year for Christmas, and it has been super fun taking photos with it this last year. I am not a shutterbug at all, but I like to take decent photos when I want it. Has macro for wildflowers, and the zoom is AMAZING. Don't know what you consider to be appropriate for weight, but at 8 ounces while this one was twice as heavy as my old Olympus camera, it has more than made up for the ease of use. The only thing I'm a little unhappy with is the battery life, it could be better. I just make sure I pack a few spare rechargeables, and I keep the GPS turned off to save battery life.