We're thinking of picking up a cheap digital camera for around CAN$200. We've missed so many cute "pictures' when we're out and about with Emma that we could carry around a slim digital camera. It would need to have a fast startup time and be solidly built. I've found the following on Best Buy's website:
Photosmart R725 6.2MP Digital Camera - CAN$189.95
Canon PowerShot A460 Digital Camera - CAN$169.99
Kodak C653 6.1MP Digital Camera - CAN$143.99
Kodak EasyShare C743 7.1MP Digital Camera - CAN$169.99
Sony Cybershot DSCS650 7.2MP Digital Still Camera - CAN$179.99
So far the candidates are Canon's A460 and Sony's W30. They're both around $190 and both get good reviews. The downside to the Sony is that it uses Sony's proprietary and probably more expensive memory stick. By the sounds of it the A460 is better than the DC10 DVD camcorder we bought last year.