Let me suggest the Olympus Stylus Epic (no number after it, no zoom). It has a very sharp 35mm f/2.8 lens and the ability to both "spot meter" (don't know the size of the actual spot) and turn off the flash. Mine finally kaputted on me after 6 years of constant use and I replaced it with the DLX (Deluxe) version which also has a panoramic mode which crops out the top and bottom of the frame. You can find them on eBay pretty cheap (my DLX was $30) or brand new from B&H for $80-90.