Canon G2 Camera
I still have this camera, which my mother now uses. She is 79 years old, and she very much enjoys this as well.
I plan on converting this to IR (Infrared) when my mother is done with it, as it takes very good shots. I may decide to convert a DSLR instead, as I have graduated to DSLRs, first a 20D and now a 40D.
Before moving into the DSLRs, I did shoot with a Canon Pro1 for a year. This was a good intermediate step to the DSLR, as I was an avid SLR shooter in the past.
I guess you can tell by now that I am a Canon enthusiast.....
(The Canon G2 was released in 2001. It had a 3x zoom lens and 4 megapixels - Ed)