I am looking to buy a good quality compact digital camera, with wide angle capability. I was looking at the Panasonic DMC LX5 and Canon Powershot S95, but when I read the reviews it sounded like they were designed for professional photographers because they have lots of manual settings.

Could any of you experts out there recommend a compact digital camera that a beginner / amateur could buy? I would like it to take fantastic photographs without having to fiddle with lots of settings! I don't mind spending some money (up to 400) to get the ideal camera.

Many thanks for your help!