I have a Canon Powershot SD700... over the weekend the lense froze. It's stuck in a middle position where it won't zoom in or out (can't close when it powers down either). I called around a few local repair shops and the ballpark estimate they gave me to repair it was $100-$150. I like the camera but I can probably buy it brand new for $150-175 so I'm thinking I'd rather just get something new. All I need is something to do some point and shoot while I party / hang out with my friends, take some photos on vacation, etc. I'm still incredibly new to the world of photography so I don't need anything but it's been a while since I researched cameras. Any P&S cameras recommended for <$250? Edit: I'd also like to have something with 5.0x or greater optical zoom.