“Colors are accurate, noise is well controlled, and resolution is acceptable. […] as a cheap, easy camera built for the most casual of photographers, it gets the job done [and will] make a decent gift.”
DigitalCameraInfo has posted their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 / FS18 with 16.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.33-in. CCD), 4x wide-angle optical zoom (28-112mm 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 24fps).
You can read the Panasonic FH5 / FS18 Review @ DigitalCameraInfo.