Olympus C-7000 Zoom review
Absolute control (manual focus/exposure), imaging (including Macro and Supermacro); 7.1MP + 5X zoom. Excellent controls & menus; fits in a small pocket. Since it's "obsolete," you can get incredible prices from, say, Ebay (~$100).
Autofocus in low light is so bad that manual focusing is required, and manual focusing is a bit dicey in low light also.