The Canon IXUS 145 shoots very good pictures. With its 16 MP, their 8-fold optical zoom and its ability to record video in HD rady (720p) receive, it is in this price range quite a recommended compact camera!
Here again all features at a glance:
+ 16MP + 8x optical zoom + Video in HD ready (720p) + Unbeatable low price in the category of compact cameras
All in all, I recommend the Canon IXUS 145 with a clear conscience. :)