You asked me about my camera and I didn't get back to you...until now. This is my camera.
Sony DSCH1 Cyber-shot® 5.1 Megapixel Digital Camera with Ultra-Powerful Zoom - DSCH1
It has a 12X zoom lens and a 2 1/2 inch display screen. I love it. There's a newer one that's 8.1 megapixels with a 15X zoom and a 3" display. If I was getting a new one, that's what I'd get.
Be encouraged today, dear friend!