It's definitely personal preference. But I love my Olympus 510UZ.
This is a photo of my daughter Renee that I took this past weekend.
I shot it with my Olympus then tweaked it in Adobe Lightroom.
I've also had good luck with Sony Mavica's. I have a CD200 which I love that's great for close-ups. I have two Kodak Easy Shares but the are really point and shoots that don't give you a lot of options.