With so many low end cameras coming out post PMA 2006, the choices are really changing. For many folks, a good EVF at $500 or a ultracompact is all that you'll ever need. Here are some recommendations but stay tuned as these new cameras get reviewed. By the way "Imaging Resource":http://www.imaging-resource.com/WB/WB.HTM?view=dp_enth probably has the best overview of cameras available today, although they don't review the new Sony DSC-H5.
h2. EVF Ultrazooms for Hobbyist on a weight budget