I am a camera fanatic, I guess because my husband and I are both professional photographers. I recently purchased a few point and shoot cameras, to use separately from my professional camera. The Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS is a dandy little camera. I have mine in blue (my favorite color) and this camera is very user-friendly and takes great shots.
This camera is 14 megapixels, has 5x zoom and takes photos in HD. The camera comes with a wrist strap, user guide with software, battery, USB cable, and plastic insert for use in Kodak docking systems (sold separately).
This camera takes great pictures, has fairly decent video capability, and is really easy to use. It has a self timer, program and manual modes, wide angle and telephoto buttons, and a built-in help system (this is a neat feature).
I do like my Kodak EasyShare camera and would recommend it to anyone looking for a user-friendly compact camera.
Update On Mar 02, 2010: I must say that of all of the small digital cameras I own (about four total), this is one of my favorites. The pictures always turn out sharp and clear, and it has never let me down. Definitely one of the nicest digital cameras I have worked with.
Update On Jul 13, 2010: I use this camera quite often to take random shots around the house. I really like it and do not regret my purchase. In fact, I like my Kodak so much that I just purchased another one from HSN that is coming with a Kodak printer. I can't wait to receive them and will be certain to do reviews on them.