My fiancé received the Cannon PowerShot A540 as a gift from his employer. He's so afraid of technology, the camera sat in the box for a year. Finally I took it out of the box to read the instructions so we could use it. There aren't a whole lot of "bells and whistles" on this camera, so if you're looking for a lot of extra features, this doesn't have it. It has video capability (about 5 minutes worth). The camera only comes with enough memory for 10 pictures, but the memory cards are easy to find and are about $30 to $40 and give you enough memory for over 300 photos.
This camera is so easy, I was able to show my fiancé how to use it in 10 minutes. I've never been a big person on taking photos, but with this camera because it's so easy and convenient, I take loads of pictures all the time!