After another lengthy debate with myself (and hubby chiming in occasionally) I finally decided to buy another camera. I don't have a very good track record with my cameras--I dropped one and broke it on the way to Vegas and then a few months ago somehow damaged my next camera--so the debate was whether to stick with only the camera on my cell phone (it's OK, not great), get another $200+ camera like the two that I had broken (I didn't really want to spend that much for something that in all likelihood would get broken again), or go with a cheaper camera.
I looked online for $100 point and shoot cameras which had good ratings then I looked at the ad for our local Best Buy and saw that they had a Canon Powershot A4000 camera on sale for $89 (a savings of $90 off the original price). That seemed like a great price so I went online to Amazon and found that their price for the same camera was $104 (sometimes Amazon has items for even less than the sale price at local stores) and that the camera had a four star-rating with over 250 reviews. I put a lot of stock in other people's reviews and it sounded like just what I needed--a basic camera with a good zoom lens that takes clear photos.
Although I like taking photos, I am no photographer so it wouldn't do me much good to get a fancy camera. On the other hand I do take a lot of photos of the activities we do and the camera on my cell phone didn't work as well as I wanted it to (just getting the photos off of the phone is a giant hassle) so I think this camera, with its easily removable memory card and the nice pictures it takes (so far...I've only taken a dozen quick photos to see how the camera worked) will be just fine. The new camera is a bit bigger than my previous couple of cameras (I like the camera to be as small as possible because I carry it in my purse all the time) but so far that is the only drawback.
Here's a couple sample photos from the new camera: