If you want a camera with manual control rather than just a "point and shoot" camera, look at a Canon Powershot S100. If you like the idea of a super zoom/quality picture too, look at a Panasonic Lumix FZ150. I think the best bang for the buck point and shoot is a canon powershot ELPH 300 HS.
I agree with stepnhalf. Panasonic has now up-graded the FZ150 with the FZ200. This camera should be great for those low light shots with a constant 2.8 across the lens range (up to 24x).
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