I should shortly be going on holiday so i'd like to take a camera, as i don't think my iphone 4 built in camera will cut it.

I noticed an old kodak easyshare at work took quite good photos at only 4 megapixels and 10x zoom.

So I had been looking at some different cameras, and one of the kodak range looked similar and updated.
What impression do you get of the Kodak Z980, 12MP, 24x Optical zoom, i saw one for 149 new here :
I also saw the Kodak Z981 for a pound more, but the Z980 had better reviews.

Or can you recommend anything better for no more than this price?
I need it asap going on the 19th of March.