“For a basic tote-anywhere camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 is a good option.”
Imaging Resource has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20 with 14.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.33-in. CCD), 8x wide-angle optical zoom (28-224mm equiv.), Optical Image Stabilization, 2.7-in. (230k-dot) LCD, Intelligent AUTO (iA) mode, P, Scene Modes, High Speed AF, and HD 720p Video (1280 x 720 pixels at 30fps).
You can read the full Panasonic FH20 Review at: Imaging Resource.