My budget is more or less $300. Although if you have a recommendation that's slightly higher, I'll consider it.
Megapixels: 5mp or better
Optical Zoom: 5x or better
Video: 640x480 @ 30fps (would prefer higher res, but not picky)
Viewfinder: YES!!! I take pictures mostly outdoors
Memory: SD card ONLY
Battery: Lithium Ion (no AAs)
These specs sound simple enough, but I've looked through 100 cameras already and have not found anything that has all these options. My last camera was an older Exilim. I was just going to get another one but it appears Casio has done away with the viewfinders... grrrr...
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.