Thanks for your help!
I have spent the past couple of days reading through detailed reviews of these cameras and others, and I think I am going to go with the Minolta Dimage Z1 (it takes an SD
which is great because then I can view the pics on my PDA).
The picture quality seems to be ok for what I want it for (holidays and perhaps the occasional trip to the airport). Also, a lot of the functions can done automatically or manually.
Here is an example of the quality of pictures it takes;
(sorry, I don't know how to make it into a link)
Anyway, thanks for your help