Simple camera with wide-angle lens needed
I agree with the Panasonic LX7. It has a Leica 24-90 f/1.4-2.3 lens that is as wide and as fast as you will find in a compact camera. It's price bounces up and down between $299 and $448.
I have one and I love it. I use it mostly to shoot my baby grandchildren (twins) and for family shots in general. I chose it so that I could shoot the babies without flash and it's worked out very well. I paid $348 a couple of months ago at B&H.